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WORKERS’ COMPENSATION - Benefits - Entitlement to benefits - Legislation - Interpretation - Appeals and judicial review

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 9:02 AM  

Petition by Zechel for judicial review of a Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal decision that she was not entitled to workers compensation. Zechel was an Air Canada flight attendant who lived in Manitoba, whose employment was based in British Columbia (BC) and who was injured, possibly in international air space, while returning to BC. The Tribunal concluded that, because she did not live in BC, she did not meet the requirements of s. 8(1)(b) of the Workers Compensation Act (Act).

HELD: Petition allowed. The Tribunal’s decision was...