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Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and collects, analyzes, enriches, and disseminates legal information in Québec.

FAMILLE : Un adolescent de 16 ans a le droit de refuser de fournir une copie de ses passeports, de son certificat de citoyenneté et d’autres documents personnels du même genre à son père; le droit à la vie privée de l’adolescent l’emporte en l’espèce sur l’autorité parentale.

Intitulé :  . . . [more]

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Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and collects, analyzes, enriches, and disseminates legal information in Québec.

AGRICULTURE : Les demanderesses ont aménagé des «BlockchainDomes» sur un emplacement en zone agricole sans l’autorisation de la CPTAQ et prétendent qu’elles exercent un usage agricole puisqu’un de leurs dômes est raccordé à une serre où, grâce à une partie de la chaleur dégagée par l’équipement informatique, elles cultivent des . . . [more]

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Summaries Sunday: OnPoint Legal Research

One Sunday each month OnPoint Legal Research provides Slaw with an extended summary of, and counsel’s commentary on, an important case from the British Columbia, Alberta, or Ontario court of appeal.

Colwill v. Workers’ Compensation Board, 2019 BCCA 453

AREAS OF LAW:   Workers’ Compensation Act; Reviewing Workers’ Compensation Board Policies; Minimum Compensation under s. 22(2) of the Act

~WCB Policies #37.21 and #39.30, which restrict when the minimum compensation payable under s. 22(2) of the Workers’ Compensation Act is payable, are reasonable and valid. ~

Overview

The petitioner had been injured at work in 2009. The Workers’ Compensation board . . . [more]

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Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and collects, analyzes, enriches, and disseminates legal information in Québec.

PÉNAL (DROIT) : La requête en arrêt des procédures pour délais déraisonnables est rejetée, le délai total de 7 mois et 13 jours entre l’ordonnance d’un nouveau procès et la fin anticipée de celui-ci étant présumé raisonnable en application de R. c. Jordan (C.S. Can., 2016-07-08), 2016 CSC 27, SOQUIJ . . . [more]

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Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and collects, analyzes, enriches, and disseminates legal information in Québec.

RESPONSABILITÉ : Les intimés ont commis une faute en déversant dans l’environnement des déchets industriels sans égard au risque connu de contamination de la nappe phréatique et, dans le cas du gouvernement du Canada, cette faute constitue une atteinte illicite et intentionnelle aux droits garantis aux membres de l’action collective . . . [more]

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Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and collects, analyzes, enriches, and disseminates legal information in Québec.

PÉNAL (DROIT) : La compagnie CFG Construction, déclarée coupable de négligence criminelle ayant causé la mort de l’un de ses employés, se voit imposer une amende de 300 000 $, assortie d’une période probatoire de 3 ans et d’une suramende compensatoire de 15 %.

Intitulé : R. c. CFG Construction . . . [more]

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Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and collects, analyzes, enriches, and disseminates legal information in Québec.

ACTION COLLECTIVE (RECOURS COLLECTIF) : Une action collective contre Hydro-Québec qui invoque un trop-perçu de 1,2 milliard de dollars provenant de ses titulaires d’abonnement de 2008 à 2013 et découlant du fait qu’elle aurait manipulé les données transmises à la Régie de l’énergie est autorisée.

Intitulé : Molima c. Hydro-Québec, . . . [more]

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Summaries Sunday: Supreme Advocacy

One Sunday each month we bring you a summary from Supreme Advocacy LLP of recent decisions at the Supreme Court of Canada. Supreme Advocacy LLP offers a weekly electronic newsletter, Supreme Advocacy Letter, to which you may subscribe. It’s a summary of all appeals as well as leaves to appeal granted so you will know what the SCC will soon be dealing with (December 14, 2019 − January 8, 2020 inclusive).

Appeals

Administrative Law/Citizenship: Standard of Review
Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) v. Vavilov, 2019 SCC 65 (37748)

Standard of Review Summary
1. Default: reasonableness [1] . . . [more]

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Summaries Sunday: OnPoint Legal Research

One Sunday each month OnPoint Legal Research provides Slaw with an extended summary of, and counsel’s commentary on, an important case from the British Columbia, Alberta, or Ontario court of appeal.

Level One Construction Ltd. v. Burnham, 2019 BCCA 407

AREAS OF LAW:  Defamation; Test for Defamatory Statements; Fair Comment; Justification.

~The correct test for determining whether an impugned statement is defamatory is to examine the statement from the perspective of a reasonable, right-thinking person. While the courts should not seize upon the least favourable interpretation, it is an error for a trial judge to feel bound to choose . . . [more]

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Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and collects, analyzes, enriches, and disseminates legal information in Québec.

CONSTITUTIONNEL (DROIT) : L’appel du jugement de la Cour supérieure ayant rejeté la demande de sursis provisoire quant à l’application des articles 6 et 8 de la Loi sur la laïcité de l’État est rejeté.

Intitulé : Hak c. Procureure générale du Québec, 2019 QCCA 2145
Juridiction : Cour d’appel . . . [more]

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Summaries Sunday: Supreme Advocacy

One Sunday each month we bring you a summary from Supreme Advocacy LLP of recent decisions at the Supreme Court of Canada. Supreme Advocacy LLP offers a weekly electronic newsletter, Supreme Advocacy Letter, to which you may subscribe. It’s a summary of all appeals as well as leaves to appeal granted so you will know what the SCC will soon be dealing with (November 16 – December 13, 2019 inclusive).

Appeals

Constitutional/Maritime Law: Division of Powers; Sale of Marine Parts
Desgagnés Transport Inc. v. Wärtsilä Canada Inc., 2019 SCC 58 (37873)

The federal maritime law at issue here . . . [more]

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Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and collects, analyzes, enriches, and disseminates legal information in Québec.

COMMERCIAL (DROIT) : L’Autorité des marchés publics a manifestement contrevenu aux règles de justice naturelle, tant dans le processus menant à la décision que dans la décision rendue, soit celle de rejeter la demande d’autorisation de contracter avec un organisme public que lui avait soumise la demanderesse.

Intitulé : Entreprises . . . [more]

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