Davie Shipyards takes Canadian federal government to court

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Quebec-based Davie Shipyards is suing the Canadian federal government to prevent the release of any details from an agreement related to potential federal shipbuilding contracts worth billions. The agreement, essential for contract negotiations including six icebreakers and a polar icebreaker for the Canadian Coast Guard, is considered confidential by Davie. The company argues that releasing any part of it, as requested through an access to information (ATI) request, would disclose sensitive commercial information. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) plans to release certain parts of the agreement, prompting Davie’s legal action to block this disclosure. The case is currently before the courts, and a quick resolution is expected due to existing jurisprudence on ATI Act exemptions.

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