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Thursday, January 07, 2021 @ 6:07 AM

NEGLIGENCE - Apportionment of liability - Motor vehicles - Rules of the road

Appeal by the plaintiff from trial judgment finding the appellant wholly liable for a motor vehicle accident. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 07, 2021 @ 6:06 AM

SENTENCING - Selling, trafficking and distributing - Suspended sentence - Health (incl. mental health)

Appeal by 62-year-old McKibbin from the six-month sentence imposed following his guilty plea to one count of trafficking in cocaine. The appellant sold cocaine in a dial-a-dope operation. At the time of sentencing in January 2020, the appellant suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 06, 2021 @ 7:45 AM

ENFORCEMENT AND PROCEDURE - Application - Limitation periods

Appeal by the School District from a decision allowing the respondent’s judicial review application of the dismissal of his discrimination complaint. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 06, 2021 @ 7:44 AM

SECURITIES COMMISSIONS - Powers - Investigations and examinations - Scope

Application by Liu et al for leave to appeal a decision of the British Columbia Securities Commission. An investigation order was issued against the applicants that alleged they engaged in conduct abusive to the capital markets but did not allege any specific breach of the Securities Act. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 05, 2021 @ 6:13 AM

PRISON ADMINISTRATION - Reclassification of prisoners - Transfer of prisoners

Appeal by Howdle, a federal inmate at Mission Institution, from the dismissal of his application for habeas corpus with certiorari in aid. The appellant was designate a dangerous offender following multiple convictions for sexual assault and received an indeterminate sentence. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 05, 2021 @ 6:12 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Default judgments - Requirement of debt or liquidated demand - Setting aside

Appeal by the defendant from the dismissal of her application to set aside a default judgment against her and an order directing that $114,000 paid into court by the appellant, be paid to the respondent. ... [read more]

Monday, January 04, 2021 @ 9:32 AM

CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUES - Legal rights - Right to retain and instruct counsel without delay

Appeal by the accused from conviction for first degree murder of M. In 2015, the appellant killed three people. The police believed the three killings, only days apart, in this small community must be related. ... [read more]

Monday, January 04, 2021 @ 9:17 AM

SALE OF LAND - Agreement of purchase and sale - Breach of - Damages

Action by 956126 Alberta Ltd. (956) for damages in relation to the aborted sale of a gasoline station, convenience store and liquor outlet collectively known as St. Brides Esso. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 24, 2020 @ 6:06 AM

MUNICIPAL BOARDS AND TRIBUNALS - Practice and procedure - Hearing

Appeal by Cartwright from a decision of the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board allowing an appeal from the Development Authority’s decision issuing a development permit to the appellant permitting her to redesignate her rural land to develop the land as a golf course. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 24, 2020 @ 6:06 AM

LIMITATION OF ACTIONS - When time begins to run - Discoverability

Appeal by the defendant Momentive Specialty from dismissal of their application for summary dismissal of the action as statute-barred. ... [read more]