City of Montreal v. Foster Wheeler Power Company Ltd. (Part 2 of 2)

Supreme Court Hearings

City of Montreal v. Foster Wheeler Power Company Ltd. (Part 2 of 2)

The court hears arguments in case #28967, City of Montreal v. Foster Wheeler Power Company Ltd., on November 12, 2003.

Foster Wheeler Power Company Ltd. sued the City of Montreal after the city cancelled the construction of a solid waste recycling centre and municipal incinerator. During the process of discovery, the city’s lawyers tried to obtain information related to the project’s legal framework. The municipal authorities responsible for the project refused, however, claiming that the information was protected by professional secrecy. The courts disagreed, and the City of Montreal has appealed to the Supreme Court.

Lawyer Denis Jacques presents arguments on behalf of the Canadian Bar Association, an intervener in the case. Layers Olivier Kott and Bernard Quinn present arguments on behalf of Foster Wheeler Power Company Ltd. Lawyer Réal Forest presents arguments on behalf of the City of Montreal.