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Thursday, July 09, 2020 @ 8:32 AM


Two appeals by CompuFinder from related compliance and enforcement decisions by the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). ... [read more]

Thursday, July 09, 2020 @ 8:32 AM

COPYRIGHT - Federal statutes - International treaties and conventions

Application by Entertainment Software Association and Apple for judicial review of a Copyright Board decision setting tariffs. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 08, 2020 @ 9:33 AM

CRIMINAL CODE OFFENCES - Disorderly houses, and gaming and betting

Appeal by the Crown from the quashing of the respondents’ convictions for living on the avails of prostitution as unconstitutional. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 08, 2020 @ 9:28 AM

FOR TORTS - Affecting the person - Assault - Abuse of legal procedure or process

Action by the 67-year-old plaintiff for damages against the defendant RCMP officer and the Attorney General for Canada for false arrest, false imprisonment, assault and battery, and breach of her Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Charter) rights. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 07, 2020 @ 5:49 AM

WRONGFUL DISMISSAL - Jurisdiction - Pleadings - Constructive dismissal

Application by Davison and his law firm to strike the plaintiff’s claim. The plaintiff was a lawyer who was previously employed at the defendant law firm. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 07, 2020 @ 5:48 AM

CHILD PROTECTION - Circumstances - Unmanageable children - Medical and psychological treatment

Appeal by EMY from a secure treatment order. The order placed the appellant, a child in care, in a treatment facility. The appellant argued the judge erred in admitting an affidavit filed by the Minister because it contained inadmissible hearsay. ... [read more]

Monday, July 06, 2020 @ 9:37 AM

INSURERS - Duty to defend

Appeal by the insured from a judgment finding exclusion from coverage under a homeowner insurance policy with the respondent. ... [read more]

Monday, July 06, 2020 @ 9:31 AM

DISCRIMINATION - Context - Workplace discrimination - Drug and alcohol policies

Appeal by the union from a decision dismissing its application for judicial review of an arbitrator’s decision. The appellant filed a grievance on behalf of a general labourer who was refused employment at a construction site when he failed to pass a drug test. ... [read more]

Friday, July 03, 2020 @ 5:54 AM

CRIMINAL CODE OFFENCES - First degree murder - Forcible confinement

Appeal by the accused from conviction for first degree murder. The trial judge found the appellant murdered the victim while committing the offence of unlawful confinement. ... [read more]

Friday, July 03, 2020 @ 5:50 AM

BARRISTERS AND SOLICITORS - Compensation - Solicitor’s lien - Statutory charging orders

Appeal by the plaintiff mortgagee from decisions of a chambers judge granting a conditional, and later a final, charging order to secure payment of legal fees owed to a law firm, BDP, against the property held by the mortgagor, BDP’s client. ... [read more]