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Friday, December 04, 2020 @ 6:06 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Class or representative actions - Certification

Appeal by the Government of Prince Edward Island from a decision certifying the respondents’ action as a class proceeding. ... [read more]

Friday, December 04, 2020 @ 6:05 AM

OIL AND GAS - Joint ventures - Contracts - Breach and default - Damages

Appeal by Husky Oil and cross-appeal by Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL) from the trial judgment with respect to a 1964 joint operating agreement. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 03, 2020 @ 6:22 AM

COMPELLING APPEARANCE, DETENTION AND RELEASE - Judicial interim release or bail - Review of

Application by the Crown for a review of an order that granted the respondent bail pending trial. The respondent was charged with two counts of first degree murder, attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 03, 2020 @ 6:22 AM

PROCEEDINGS - Jurisdiction - International insolvencies - Evidence

Three appeals by Pelletier from five orders of a chambers judge issued during bankruptcy proceedings. ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 02, 2020 @ 6:05 AM

POWERS OF SEARCH AND SEIZURE - Warrantless searches - Residence - Plain view exception

Appeal by Stairs from his conviction for possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking. ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 02, 2020 @ 6:04 AM

COMMERCIAL TENANCIES - Contractual remedies - Recovery of losses from third parties

Appeal by the landlord from a decision of a motions judge limiting the landlord’s entitlement to draw on a letter of credit posted as security by the commercial tenant after the disclaimer of the lease by the tenant’s trustee in bankruptcy. ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 01, 2020 @ 6:41 AM

EVIDENCE - Methods of proof - Circumstantial evidence

Ruling to determine whether R. v. M.D. applied to evidence of complainant’s sexual activity sought to be adduced by the accused. The accused was charged with three sexual services offences and uttering threats. ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 01, 2020 @ 6:41 AM

WRONGFUL DISMISSAL - Civil procedure - Jurisdiction

Appeal by the plaintiff, Goldman, from an order striking her wrongful dismissal claim against the defendant, the Fraser Valley Aboriginal Children and Family Services Society. ... [read more]

Monday, November 30, 2020 @ 9:21 AM

LIENS - Holdback - When payable

Appeal by CP from a decision dismissing its application to stay the respondent’s Holdback Action with the proviso that, should the appellant wish to challenge the jurisdiction of the court with respect to that action, it had 15 days to reply. ... [read more]

Monday, November 30, 2020 @ 9:15 AM

CIVIL EVIDENCE – Hearsay rule - Necessary and reliable evidence - Statements by deceased persons

Appeal by the defendant from trial judgment finding that his father’s estate was the legal and beneficial owner of an undivided one-half interest in several properties registered in the appellant’s name. ... [read more]