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:
Real Property Tax – Criminal Law – Evidence

Saskatoon (City) v. North Ridge Development Corp. 2015 SKCA 13
Real Property Tax
Summary: The City of Saskatoon applied for leave to appeal two decisions of the Assessment Appeals Committee pursuant to s. 33.1 of the Municipal Board Act. Both decisions concerned the same land owned by North Ridge Development Corp. in the City, but pertained to two tax years: 2011 and 2012. The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal, per Jackson, J.A., dismissed the application.

R. v. Hancock (A.R.) 2015 NLPC 1313A00983
Criminal Law – Evidence
Summary: The accused was charged with assault while using a weapon (Criminal Code, s. 267(a)). He argued that the fight was consensual and that he acted in self-defence. The Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Court convicted the accused.

R. v. Araya (N.) 2015 SCC 11
Criminal Law
Summary: The accused was charged with second degree murder after a shooting in a park. He was found guilty of manslaughter on the basis of party liability under s. 21(2) of the Criminal Code, and sentenced to eight years in prison, less credit for the equivalent of 15 months’ pretrial custody. He appealed against both his conviction and sentence. The Ontario Court of Appeal, Strathy, J.A., dissenting, allowed the appeal against conviction and ordered a new trial. In the …

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