Clarification — Redactions of Irrelevant Information

Clarification — Redactions of Irrelevant Information

Michael Ross



June 9, 2023

A recent family law decision from the Court of King’s Bench of Alberta, MBH v CKI, 2023 ABKB 284, clarifies the principles that apply in Alberta to redactions of non-privileged irrelevant information from otherwise relevant and material records.


The Court considered, inter alia, whether the Plaintiff/Respondent must produce redacted portions of previously produced medical/physician records. While medical information is often redacted as irrelevant personal information, the information here was potentially relevant to issues involving the primary care and control of the parties’ children.


The Court noted that, in Alberta, irrelevant information is often redacted or removed from records.… Read More