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Monday, October 19, 2020 @ 8:25 AM

ADOPTION - Age and suitability of applicants - Grounds for refusal

Appeal by prospective adoptive parents from a decision dismissing their application for judicial review of the Minister’s decision that the appellants did not meet the criteria to be approved as prospective adopting parents. ... [read more]

Friday, October 16, 2020 @ 7:28 AM

CIVIL EVIDENCE - Letters rogatory or letters of request

Appeal by Smith from an order that gave effect to two Letters of Request from a Florida Court. ... [read more]

Friday, October 16, 2020 @ 7:27 AM

REVIEW BOARDS - Dispositions - Conditional discharge

Appeal by a detainee, Sim, from an Ontario Review Board disposition decision. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 15, 2020 @ 7:42 AM

INTERPRETATION - Extrinsic evidence and parol evidence rule - As to validity

Appeal by the deceased’s daughter from the trial judgment finding that the first of two promissory notes providing that a loan made by the mother to the appellant was repayable on her death reflected the mother’s true intention. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 15, 2020 @ 7:42 AM

FEDERAL INCOME TAX - Calculation or gains and losses - Corporations - Capital dividend

Appeal by Gladwin Realty from a decision of the Tax Court that dismissed its appeal from a notice of determination issued by the Minister of National Revenue with respect to its 2008 taxation year. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 @ 3:49 AM


Appeal by telecommunications companies from a CRTC Telecom Order retroactively setting final rates. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 @ 3:48 AM

TRADE-MARKS - Expungement - Grounds - Non use

Appeal by Miller Thompson from a decision setting aside the Registrar’s decision and finding that the respondent had established use of the WALDORF ASTORIA mark in Canada for the purposes of s. 45 of the Trademarks Act. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 @ 7:40 AM

GENERAL PRINCIPLES - Practice directions

Direction regarding the meaning and application of s. 6 of the Time Limits and Other Periods Act (COVID-19) enacted by An Act Respecting Further COVID-19 Measures. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 @ 7:40 AM

EXPROPRIATION - Compensation - Entitlement - Compensable interests

Appeal by the Lynches from a decision by the Board of Commissioners of Public Utilities refusing interim compensation for expropriation of land. ... [read more]

Friday, October 09, 2020 @ 1:43 PM

CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT - Breach - Remedies - Express terms - Remuneration - Bonuses

Appeal by the plaintiff employee, Matthews, from a judgment of the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal that varied the trial judgment which had found that he was constructively dismissed and entitled to pay in lieu of a 15-month notice period, plus damages equivalent to what he would have received under the respondent’s long-term incentive plan (LTIP). ... [read more]