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Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 8:48 AM

LABOUR RELATIONS - Employees - Public service - Hiring - Procedures - Qualifications

Appeal by the Attorney General from a decision allowing judicial review of a decision of the Public Service Commission (PSC). ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 8:45 AM

BANKING - Loans - Loan commitments - Lines of credit

Appeal by the plaintiff, Willowbrook Nurseries Inc., from a trial judgment dismissing its action for breach of the respondent’s obligation to perform a lending agreement in good faith. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 10:12 AM

CONSERVATION - Conservation authorities - Wildlife management

Petition by the Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals (Association) and Jackson for judicial review of a conservation officer’s decision to euthanize an orphaned bear cub. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 10:09 AM

POWERS OF MUNICIPALITY - Constitutional issues - Federal and provincial jurisdiction - Interjurisdictional immunity - ractice and procedure - Costs

Appeal by the prosecutor, the City of Oshawa, from the order quashing the Information and ordering costs against the City. ... [read more]

Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 1:02 PM

WATER - Water resource management - Dams

Appeal by the plaintiffs from the summary dismissal of their action. ... [read more]

Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 12:59 PM

CRIMINAL CODE OFFENCES - Offences against person and reputation - Kidnapping, hostage taking and abduction - Hostage taking

Trial of Ader, charged with unlawfully taking Lindhout hostage in Somalia and conveying threats to kill her with the intention of inducing any other person or government to pay a ransom, contrary to s. 279.1(2) of the Criminal Code. ... [read more]

Friday, January 12, 2018 @ 7:05 AM

PROCESS AND PROCEDURE - Grievances - Continuing grievance

Appeal by the Cape Breton Firefighters Association (Union) from the dismissal of its application for judicial review of the decision of an arbitration board chaired by Ashley (Ashley Board). ... [read more]

Friday, January 12, 2018 @ 7:04 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Costs - Particular orders - Special orders - For reprehensible or inefficient conduct

Appeal by the plaintiff corporation from the dismissal of its defamation action and the award of special costs to the respondent. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 11, 2018 @ 8:37 AM

SENTENCING - Sexual offences - Particular sanctions - Imprisonment - Conditional sentence - Sentencing considerations - Deterrence - Denunciation - Offences involving breach of trust - Sexual offences against children

Appeal by the Crown from a conditional sentence of 21 months imposed on the respondent for one count of sexual assault, two counts of sexual touching and one count of sexual exploitation relating to historical offences committed against four victims, and from a consecutive sentence of 75 days’ imprisonment imposed on the respondent for a subsequent sexual assault committed more recently on a fifth victim for which a conditional sentence was not available. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 11, 2018 @ 8:35 AM

MORTGAGES - Mortgage agreement - Intention - Validity

Appeal by the Tollestrup estate from a trial decision finding that certain mortgages registered against property owned by the estate were valid and enforceable and that the lawyer who recommended and prepared the disputed mortgages was not negligent. ... [read more]