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Wednesday, February 26, 2020 @ 8:11 AM

NATURAL JUSTICE - Actual vs. apprehended bias

Appeal by Oleynik a tenured sociology professor, from a decision dismissing his application for judicial review of a decision of an appeals committee of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council confirming the adjudication committee’s decision not to offer funding for which the appellant had applied. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 @ 8:05 AM


Appeal by the employer from damages awarded to the respondent under a one‑year fixed‑term contract of employment. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 @ 7:59 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Trials - Jury trials

Appeal by the defendant from a jury award in a personal injury action. The appellant argued that counsel for the respondent misconducted himself in the opening statement and closing submissions to the jury to such an extent that the trial was rendered unfair. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 @ 7:54 AM

BROKERS - Liability - Negligence, obtaining adequate coverage

Appeal by the plaintiffs from the dismissal of their action for damages against the respondent insurer and insurance broker. ... [read more]

Monday, February 24, 2020 @ 11:07 AM

CRIMINAL CODE OFFENCES - Offences against person and reputation - Sexual assault

Appeal by the accused, AL, from convictions for uttering a threat and offences related to sexual assault. ... [read more]

Monday, February 24, 2020 @ 10:58 AM

CUSTODY AND ACCESS - Removal of children from jurisdiction

Appeal by the father from summary judgment permitting the mother to move with the children from Regina, Sask., to Manitoba. ... [read more]

Monday, February 24, 2020 @ 10:53 AM

PROCEDURE - Trial judge’s duties - Charge or direction - Defences

Appeal by the accused from conviction for manslaughter. The appellant was charged with second degree murder. The victim was an IV drug user. The appellant confronted the victim about manipulating the appellant’s cell phone. ... [read more]

Friday, February 21, 2020 @ 8:21 AM

THE COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT - Extrinsic evidence - Particular words

Appeal by the union from the dismissal of its judicial review application of an arbitration award interpreting an addition to a collective agreement. ... [read more]

Friday, February 21, 2020 @ 8:15 AM

ACTIONS - By insured against insurer - Limitation periods

Appeal by the defendant insurer from a decision dismissing its motion for summary judgment dismissing the respondent’s action as statute barred. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 20, 2020 @ 10:38 AM

FOREIGN JUDGMENTS - Recognition of judgment of foreign state or territory

Appeal by HMB Holdings from an order refusing to register its B.C. judgment against Antigua granted in the appellant’s B.C. action to enforce a Privy Council judgment ordering Antigua to compensate HMB for an expropriation of HMB’s property. ... [read more]