Canadian privacy lawyer David Fraser has an OpEd in Globe and Mail about why any right to be forgotten (RTBF) law in Canada would not be a good idea. He writes, in part:
It is not surprising that the Privacy Commissioner wants to discuss whether our laws include or should include such a right. While it is an important discussion to have, the answer is very likely no: We cannot shoehorn such a right into our current privacy laws and any new laws would not withstand a Charter challenge. But even if the government were inclined to try, the European model should be off the table for a range of reasons.
If you cannot pass a law that requires a media outlet to remove content, you similarly cannot pass a law that prohibits a search engine from telling the public that it exists. Doing so would legally compel a search engine to lie to you when you are looking for content, and would be the same as prohibiting a librarian from telling you about a book that is still on the shelves.
Read more on Globe and Mail.