What is solicitor-client privilege and what is the effect of solicitor's client privilege?

Nova Scotia, Canada

The following excerpt is from Sable Offshore Energy Inc. v. Ameron International, 2013 NSSC 131 (CanLII):

In para. 48, he referred to Solosky v. The Queen, 1979 CanLII 9 (SCC), [1980] 1 S.C.R. 821 at p. 836, after stating: 48 The solicitor-client privilege was originally simply a rule of evidence, protecting communications only to the extent that a solicitor could not be forced to testify. Yet now it has evolved into a substantive rule.

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