What’s Hot on CanLII This Week

Here are the three most-consulted English-language cases on CanLII for the week of January 1 – January 9.

1. Bouzari v. Iran 2004 CanLII 871 (ON CA)

[1] From June 1993 to January 1994 Houshang Bouzari was abducted, imprisoned and brutally tortured by agents of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Shortly after his release, he escaped from Iran and eventually came to Canada as a landed immigrant in 1998. He now seeks to sue Iran for the damages he suffered.

2. Saskatchewan (Social Services) v MS 2011 SKQB 481

[1] T.J.E.S. . . . was apprehended by officials from the Ministry of Social Services (the “Ministry”) from the hospital the day following his birth. The Ministry subsequently applied under The Child and Family Services Act . . . for an order permanently committing T.J.E.S. to its care . . . . [T]he learned trial judge found no basis to support the Ministry’s warrantless apprehension of T.J.E.S. . . . The Ministry appeals that decision.

3. Guest v. Hirst 2012 ONSC 86

3] The plaintiff brings this action asserting that the defendant was negligent in the manner in which he performed the surgery [viz. the extraction of four wisdom teeth]

The most often consulted decision in French was R. c. S. (R.D.) [1997] 3 RCS 484

La question litigieuse dans le présent pourvoi consiste à savoir si les commentaires faits par le juge ont suscité une crainte raisonnable de partialité.

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