Secondly, solicitor-client privilege applies only to a communication between a lawyer and client, which is of a confidential character, and which is directly related to the seeking, formulating or giving of legal advice. Put differently, privilege will not attach to communications in which legal advice is neither sought nor offered or where the communication is not intended to be confidential. The purpose of privilege is to ensure that clients will not fear that information given in confidence to their lawyers may later be disclosed and used against them: Canada (Combines Investigation Act) (Re), 1975 CanLII 1052 (FCA),  F.C. 184, 55 D.L.R. (3d) 713 at paragraph 12 approved and adopted in Solosky v. The Queen 1979 CanLII 9 (SCC),  1 S.C.R. 821, page 834).
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