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JURISDICTION - Determination of - Forum conveniens - Procedure for determining

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 @ 8:32 AM  

Appeal by the plaintiff, Fernandes, from dismissal of his action against the defendant, Wal-Mart for lack of jurisdiction. The plaintiff was employed by a Wal-Mart store in Ontario for six weeks as a part-time store standards associate. None of his employment duties were performed in Manitoba or otherwise connected to Wal-Mart's Manitoba operations. The plaintiff listed an Ontario address at the time of his employment. Following his resignation, the plaintiff relocated to Manitoba. The plaintiff commenced an action in Manitoba seeking general, punitive and exemplary damages...