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Wednesday, September 09, 2020 @ 6:13 AM

FINANCE - Taxation - Real or immovable property assessment - Appeals - Questions of law

Appeal by GFL Environmental from a decision of the Assessment Appeals Committee of the Saskatchewan Municipal Board dismissing its appeal from a decision of the Board of Revision that partially reduced the assessed value of GFL’s commercial property. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 08, 2020 @ 9:01 AM

AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE - Compulsory government schemes

Appeal by the insurer SGI from a decision allowing the respondent’s appeal from SGI’s decisions denying the respondent’s claim for no-fault income replacement benefits because of several motor vehicle accidents. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 08, 2020 @ 9:00 AM

FOR TORTS - Affecting the person - Sexual assault

Appeal by the plaintiffs from trial judgment dismissing their claims against the Archdiocese for vicarious liability and negligence. Cross-appeal by the Archdiocese from the provisional assessment of general damages and the provisional awards for economic loss, including pre-judgment interest. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 08, 2020 @ 9:00 AM

CROWN - Actions by and against Crown - Injunctions

Application by Humphries for a mandatory injunction ordering the Province of Ontario to end the use of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (Act). ... [read more]

Friday, September 04, 2020 @ 6:01 AM

FEDERAL INCOME TAX - Administration and enforcement - Offences - Tax evasion

Appeal by Cameron from his conviction for fraud and tax evasion. The appellant was the president, secretary and sole director of Venture Trading Inc. (VTI). VTI raised more than $8 million in investment funds. Most investors lost their entire investment. ... [read more]

Friday, September 04, 2020 @ 6:01 AM

ARBITRATORS - Jurisdiction

Appeal by McAulay, the vice-president of the respondent York University, from an order of the Divisional Court allowing the respondents’ application for judicial review of a decision of a York University Appeal Panel on the basis that a labour arbitrator had exclusive jurisdiction over their discipline. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 03, 2020 @ 6:10 AM

SENTENCING - Controlled drugs and substances - Importing or exporting - Conditional sentence

Appeal by the accused from a sentence of 17 months’ imprisonment for importing cocaine. The sentencing judge dismissed the appellant’s application to strike down s. 742.1(c) of the Criminal Code which removed the availability of a conditional sentence for offences prosecuted by indictment, where the maximum penalty was 14 years or life in prison, under s. 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Charter) because its effect was to discriminate against Aboriginal offenders based on race. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 03, 2020 @ 6:10 AM

INTERESTS IN LAND - Particular easements - Rights of way - Manner of past use

Appeal by the applicant from a decision finding that the appellant did not have a right to bring boats across a right-of-way over the respondents’ property using a motor vehicle. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 02, 2020 @ 6:40 AM

DOMESTIC CONTRACTS AND SEPARATION AGREEMENTS - Prenuptial and marriage contracts - Legality and validity

Appeal by the husband from a decision of a motion judge determining that the husband’s plea for rescission of a marriage contract was statute barred. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 02, 2020 @ 6:39 AM

ABORIGINAL STATUS AND RIGHTS - Duties of the Crown - Fair dealing and reconciliation

Appeal by the hereditary chiefs of the Gitanyow people from a decision dismissing their application for judicial review of the Minister of Forests refusing to consult on the annual management plan for the Nisga’a moose hunters and determining that the consultation undertaken by the Minister in relation to the approval of the total allowable harvest in the Nass Wildlife Area was adequate to meet the honour of the Crown. ... [read more]