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:
Workers’ compensation / Copyright fees / Labour law:

Workers’ Compensation Board (P.E.I.) v. J & B Administrative Services Inc. 2014 PECA 2
Workers’ Compensation – Assessments upon employers – General – Classification – Appeals 
The Camerons owned a number of companies, including two construction companies, a restaurant business and J & B Administrative Services Inc. J & B was in the business of providing bookkeeping and administrative services. The Workers’ Compensation Board put J & B into the construction and restaurant classification and rate group, because J & B was providing supportive, ancillary and incidental work to related companies. J & B . . .

Re:Sound v. Fitness Industry Council of Canada et al. 2014 FCA 48
Copyright – Fees, charges or royalties – Determination of – Relevant considerations
Re:Sound was a not-for-profit collective society authorized under the Copyright Act to administer the performance rights of performers and record labels in sound recordings. Re:Sound applied for judicial review to set aside Tariff No. 6.B approved by the Copyright Board respecting the use of recorded music to accompany physical activities, including fitness classes.
The Federal Court of Appeal allowed the appeal and set aside the Tariff because of a . . .

Maritime Broadcasting System Ltd. v. Canadian Media Guild 2014 FCA 59
Labour Law – Labour relations boards and judicial review – Judicial review – Standard of review
The Canada Industrial Relations Board certified the Canadian Media Guild as the bargaining agent for employees of Maritime Broadcasting System Ltd. employed in its Maritime News Network operation in Halifax. On a reconsideration, the Board reaffirmed its original decision. Maritime Broadcasting applied for judicial review of both decisions. Maritime Broadcasting submitted that the Board should have quashed its original decision because of procedural unfairness leading . . .

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