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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 Cour d’appel confirme la période de 20 ans d’inadmissibilité à la libération conditionnelle imposée à Richard Henry Bain, déclaré coupable de meurtre au second degré et de tentatives de meurtre commis dans un contexte politique lors de la soirée électorale provinciale de 2012.

Intitulé : Bain . . . [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.

Envirocon Environmental Services, ULC v. Suen, 2019 BCCA 46

AREAS OF LAW: Human rights law; Adverse effect discrimination; Judicial review; Standard of review

~It is not adverse effect discrimination for an employer to require an employee to be away from his family for work, where the employee has not shown that being away would interfere with a substantial parental or other family duty or obligation.~

BACKGROUND . . . [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.

TRAVAIL : Le salarié ne peut poursuivre son syndicat en dommages-intérêts pour manquement au devoir de représentation devant le tribunal de droit commun; rien ne permet de s’écarter du principe selon lequel le Tribunal administratif du travail a compétence exclusive en cette matière.

Intitulé : Syndicat des professionnelles et professionnels . . . [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.

TRANSPORT ET AFFRÈTEMENT : Air Canada a commis une faute contractuelle en exigeant que les personnes handicapées ou obèses qui devaient voyager avec un accompagnateur ou qui nécessitaient un deuxième siège paient des frais supplémentaires pour ce siège additionnel.

Intitulé : P.A. c. Air Canada, 2019 QCCS 606
Juridiction :  . . . [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) : Sauf en ce qui a trait au calcul des intérêts et de l’indemnité additionnelle, la Cour d’appel confirme le jugement de première instance dans l’action collective ayant condamné les compagnies canadiennes de cigarettes au paiement de plusieurs milliards de dollars en dommages compensatoires et punitifs. . . . [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.

TRANSPORT ET AFFRÈTEMENT : Les chauffeurs qui s’inscrivent sur l’application UberX dans le but d’entrer en relation avec des clients potentiels afin de conclure un contrat de transport rémunéré ne peuvent entretenir une expectative de vie privée.

Intitulé : Directeur des poursuites criminelles et pénales c. Aouichi, 2019 QCCQ 360 . . . [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 (January 26 to February 22, 2019 inclusive).

Appeals

Civil Procedure/Private International Law: Foreign Judgments
Barer v. Knight Brothers LLC, 2019 SCC 13 (37594) 

The jurisdiction of the Utah Court is recognized; presenting substantive arguments in . . . [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.

Price Security Holdings Inc. v. Klompas & Rothwell, 2019 BCCA 36

AREAS OF LAW: Property; Leases; Trusts; Beneficiary; Standing to sue third-party debtor

~Special circumstances must be established to justify a departure from the general rule that a beneficiary cannot directly sue a third-party debtor of the trust.~

BACKGROUND
Fort Quadra Holdings Ltd. is the registered owner of a commercial building in Victoria. The Appellant, Klompas . . . [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.

COMMUNICATIONS : La Loi sur la presse ne s’applique pas à un article publié sur un site Internet d’information en continu; le mot «journal» dans la Loi sur la presse ainsi que le renvoi aux formalités de la Loi sur les journaux et autres publications constituent un obstacle infranchissable.

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.

PÉNAL (DROIT) : Alexandre Bissonnette, qui s’est reconnu coupable sous 6 chefs d’accusation de meurtre et sous 6 chefs de tentative de meurtre, perpétrés lors d’un attentat à la grande mosquée de Québec, est condamné à une peine de détention à vie sans possibilité de libération conditionnelle avant 40 ans. . . . [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) : Le tribunal détient un pouvoir exceptionnel de rejeter sommairement une requête n’ayant aucune chance raisonnable de succès; la présente affaire en constitue une illustration et envoie le message de mettre fin aux recours extraordinaires voués à l’échec.

Intitulé : R. c. Bruno, 2019 QCCS 65
Juridiction :  . . . [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) : L’appel est rejeté à l’égard de déclarations de culpabilité sous des chefs d’agressions sexuelles et de voies de fait à l’endroit de 4 travailleuses du sexe entre 2002 et 2005; la technique policière utilisée pour obtenir un échantillon de l’ADN de l’appelant n’était pas objectivement condamnable et . . . [more]

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