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Monday, November 06, 2017 @ 12:32 PM

BARRISTERS AND SOLICITORS - Compensation - Agreement for fees - Payment of costs by third party - Taxation or assessment of accounts

Appeal by a client from a Supreme Court order dismissing her appeal from a Registrar's assessment of a solicitor's bill. ... [read more]

Monday, November 06, 2017 @ 12:28 PM

CANADIAN CHARTER OF RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS - Legal rights - Procedural rights - Protection against self-incrimination, right to silence - Protection against unreasonable search and seizure

Appeal by the accused, Silva, from convictions for armed robbery and possession of a restricted firearm. ... [read more]

Sunday, November 05, 2017 @ 2:10 PM

MANAGEMENT RIGHTS - Scheduling of work - Constitutional issues - Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms - Legal rights - Life, liberty and security of person

Appeal by the Association of Justice Counsel (AJC) from a Federal Court of Appeal judgment allowing the government’s application for judicial review and setting aside a grievance adjudicator’s decision. ... [read more]

Friday, November 03, 2017 @ 8:36 AM

EVIDENCE - Methods of proof - Circumstantial evidence - Similar fact evidence

Appeal by the accused, Doodnaught, from a conviction for 21 counts of sexual assault. ... [read more]

Friday, November 03, 2017 @ 8:32 AM

DECEPTIVE MARKETING - Legislation - Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act

Appeal by the defendant, Coast Capital Savings Credit Union, from certification of a class proceeding brought by the plaintiff, Finkel. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 02, 2017 @ 12:29 PM

ABORIGINAL LANDS - Duties of the Crown - Consultation and accommodation - Constitutional issues - Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms - Freedom of religion

Appeal from a judgment of the British Columbia Court of Appeal affirming a decision dismissing an application for judicial review of a decision of the British Columbia Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (Minister) to approve a ski resort development. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 02, 2017 @ 8:37 AM

UNFAIR LABOUR PRACTICES - By employer - Denial of access - Public service

Application by the Attorney General of Canada for judicial review of a decision by the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board (Board), allowing a complaint by the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) against the employer, the Treasury Board of Canada. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 02, 2017 @ 8:36 AM

FEDERAL INCOME TAX - Corporations - Capital tax - Transfer of property - Tax avoidance - General anti-avoidance rule - Misuse and abuse - Avoidance transaction - Appeals

Appeal by Univar Holdco Canada ULC (Holdco) from a reassessment of tax based on the application of the general anti-avoidance rule (GAAR). ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 01, 2017 @ 8:42 AM

APPEALS - Procedure

Application by the provincial Crown to rehear an appeal involving Bennett and the federal Crown. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 01, 2017 @ 8:38 AM

MAINTENANCE AND SUPPORT - Spousal support - Considerations - Compensatory support - Leaving labour market for family responsibilities - Retroactive awards

Appeal by the wife from an order requiring the respondent husband to pay $9,400 monthly spousal support retroactive from March 30, 2015, the date on which the wife filed her notice of application for spousal support. ... [read more]