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Thursday, February 20, 2020 @ 10:38 AM

FOREIGN JUDGMENTS - Recognition of judgment of foreign state or territory

Appeal by HMB Holdings from an order refusing to register its B.C. judgment against Antigua granted in the appellant’s B.C. action to enforce a Privy Council judgment ordering Antigua to compensate HMB for an expropriation of HMB’s property. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 20, 2020 @ 10:30 AM

RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS - Membership - Liability in contract

Appeal by the plaintiffs from summary judgment dismissing their action alleging that they were expelled from the congregation of the respondent church in violation of their rights. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 20, 2020 @ 10:24 AM

PROCEDURE - Trial judge’s duties - Charge or directions

Appeal by Wilson from his jury conviction for sexual assault, kidnapping and uttering death threats and his sentence of indeterminate imprisonment imposed following the declaration he was a dangerous offender. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 @ 8:39 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Courts - Jurisdiction - Federal courts

Appeal by the plaintiffs from a decision staying their action against the Crown on the ground that the Federal Court lacked jurisdiction over a third-party claim that the Crown had commenced. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 @ 8:31 AM

MARITAL PROPERTY - Equalization or division - Conduct of parties - Concealment of assets

Appeal by the husband from an order valuing and dividing family property. The parties married in India in 1977 and immigrated to Canada in 1979. They raised two children. The parties separated in 2014. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 @ 8:23 AM

CRIMINAL CODE OFFENCES - Offences tending to corrupt morals - Child pornography

Appeal by McSweeney from his convictions for possession and distribution of child pornography. Nine officers executed a search warrant for the appellant’s residence after determining child pornography had been uploaded to a social networking site by a subscriber at the appellant’s address. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 @ 9:13 AM

NATURE OF CONTRACT - Conflict of laws - Governing law

Appeal by the defendant, Pioneer Steel Manufacturers, from refusal of a stay of proceedings based on a forum selection clause. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 @ 9:07 AM

POWER OF ATTORNEY - Scope of authority

Appeal by the plaintiff finding the respondent did not owe the appellant a fiduciary duty under a power of attorney. ... [read more]

Friday, February 14, 2020 @ 9:48 AM

UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES - Regulation of conduct

Appeal by UAlberta Pro-Life, Nicol and Wilson, from two judicial review rulings. The appellants were a registered student group and two individual students at the University of Alberta who opposed abortion. ... [read more]

Friday, February 14, 2020 @ 9:41 AM

BARRISTERS AND SOLICITORS - Solicitor's lien - Statutory charging order

Appeal by the solicitors from the dismissal of their motion for a declaration they had a first charge on the damages awarded to Bosnali in priority to any right of set-off claimed by the Michaud respondents. ... [read more]