Summaries Sunday: Maritime Law Book

Summaries of selected recent cases are provided each week to Slaw by Maritime Law Book. Every Sunday we present a precis of the latest summaries, a fuller version of which can be found on MLB-Slaw Selected Case Summaries at

This week’s summaries concern:
Joint bank accounts / Right to vote:

Sawdon Estate v. Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Canada et al. 2014 ONCA 101
Banks and Banking – Bank accounts – Joint accounts – Title
Sawdon transferred several bank accounts into joint accounts, with a right a survivorship, to himself and two of his five children (Wayne and Stephen). Sawdon’s will did not mention the accounts. The will contained a clause entitling each of the children to the greater of $100,000 or the largest amount owing on mortgages that he held on Wayne and Stephen’s homes. It also provided that Watch Tower Bible and Tract …

Henry et al. v. Canada (Attorney General) et al. 2014 BCCA 30
Civil Rights – Voting and other democratic rights – Right to vote – Residency requirements
The plaintiffs asserted that amendments to the Canada Elections Act pertaining to voter identification requirements with respect to personal identity and residence infringed their s. 3 Charter right to vote. The key provision at issue was s. 148.1(1) which provided that an elector was not entitled to vote if the elector was unable to prove identity and residence in accordance with the new provisions of the …

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