Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act

An Act to support and promote electronic commerce by protecting personal information that is collected, used or disclosed in certain circumstances, by providing for the use of electronic means to communicate or record information or transactions and by amending the Canada Evidence Act, the Statutory Instruments Act and the Statute Revision Act

This bill was last introduced in the 36th Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in October 2000.


John Manley  Liberal


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December 13th, 2006 / 4:25 p.m.
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Assistant Director, Legal Services and Chief Privacy Officer, Canadian Medical Association

Jean Nelson

I think the initial reaction was, “Where are you coming from with that?” We were doing this for trade and commerce to promote—so it didn't seem that it was something specific to health that was worthy of comment.

As a caveat, I wasn't working at the association at that time. The brief that's in your package on Bill C-6 gives a more fulsome history of that, so I would direct your attention to that. I could follow up with my colleagues on the actual source of that quote.