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Tuesday, July 24, 2018 @ 8:43 AM

POWERS OF MUNICIPALITY - Business licensing and regulation

Petition by the Canadian Plastic Bag Association to set aside a bylaw. The City of Victoria enacted a bylaw that prohibited businesses from providing single-use plastic bags to customers and required a mandatory minimum fee for reusable bags. ... [read more]

Monday, July 23, 2018 @ 9:36 AM

COMMERCIAL TENANCIES - Assignment of tenancy

Appeal by Smiles First Corporation and Union Health and Dental Centre from refusal of relief from forfeiture. ... [read more]

Monday, July 23, 2018 @ 9:25 AM

RAILWAYS - Bridges

Appeal by the City of Thunder Bay from a judgment interpreting a 1906 bridge construction contract with the Canadian National Railway Company. ... [read more]

Friday, July 20, 2018 @ 1:18 PM

EVIDENCE - Privilege - Informants - Privileged relationships - Solicitor and client

Appeals by the Crown from judgments of the British Columbia Court of Appeal and the British Columbia Supreme Court permitting disclosure by Brassington and the other accused of informer-privileged information and declaring that they were permitted to provide information about confidential informers to their legal counsel. ... [read more]

Friday, July 20, 2018 @ 8:08 AM

REAL PROPERTY TAX - Assessment - Valuation of land - Business property

Appeal by City Centre Equity and two others from a decision by the Assessment Appeals Committee of the Saskatchewan Municipal Board of Revision. ... [read more]

Friday, July 20, 2018 @ 8:00 AM

DEFENCES - Entrapment

Appeal by the accused, Ahmad, from a conviction and sentence for drug-related offences. Appeal by the Crown from a stay of proceedings against the accused, Williams, in respect of drug-related offences. ... [read more]

Friday, July 20, 2018 @ 7:54 AM

LIABILITY - Particular nuisance - Emissions and contamination

Appeals by the plaintiff and defendant Fraser Ltd. from trial judgment. The parties were adjacent property owners. Fraser, owned by the defendant H, operated a dry cleaning business on its property. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 19, 2018 @ 5:41 AM

IN CONTRACT - Loss of profits - Consequent to breach - Leases

Appeal by the defendants from trial judgment awarding the respondent damages of $1,277,000 for repudiation of a commercial lease. The only issue at trial was the assessment of damages. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 19, 2018 @ 5:36 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Class or representative actions - Certification

Appeal by the representative plaintiff in a class action, Thorne, from an order certifying a counterclaim by the defendant, the College of the North Atlantic. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 11:14 AM

EXPROPRIATION - Compensation - Courts

Appeal by the Crown from refusal of summary judgment dismissing an expropriation action by the respondent, Milne. The respondent sought damages in the Federal Court arising from expropriation of land situated in Belleville, Ontario. ... [read more]