One-Liners: Appeals

Professions: Non-lawyers; Standard of Review

Barreau du Québec v. Quebec (Attorney General), 2017 SCC 56 (37034)
Non-lawyers may represent the Québec government before the Commission des affaires sociales.

Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2017

One-Liners: Appeals

Labour Law: Management Rights; s. 7 Liberty Interests

Association of Justice Counsel v. Canada (Attorney General), 2017 SCC 55 (37014)
Management directive not reasonable; does not engage s.7 liberty interests.

Posted: Thursday, November 09, 2017

One-Liners: Appeals

Aboriginal Law: Freedom of Religion

Ktunaxa Nation v. British Columbia (Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations), 2017 SCC 54 (36664)
Resort approval does not infringe First Nation’s freedom of religion.

Posted: Friday, November 03, 2017

One-Liners: Appeals

Banks: Cheque Fraud

Teva Canada Ltd. v. TD Canada Trust, 2017 SCC 51 (36918)
When can banks rely on defence of false payee re conversion.

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

One-Liners: Appeals

Criminal Law/Immigration: “serious criminality”; Statutory Interpretation

Tran v. Canada (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness), 2017 SCC 50 (36784)
“serious criminality” re deportation clarified.

Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2017

One-Liners: Appeals

Torts/Municipal Law in Québec: Prescriptive Periods

Montréal (City) v. Dorval, 2017 SCC 48 (36752)
Wrongful death action against municipality can proceed.

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

One-Liners: Appeals

Aboriginal Law: Document Retention/Destruction

Canada (Attorney General) v. Fontaine, 2017 SCC 47 (37037)
Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement records may be destroyed.

Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017

One-Liners: Appeals

Civil Procedure/Class Actions: Discovery; Disclosure

Canada (Attorney General) v. Thouin, 2017 SCC 46 (36869)
Provincial discovery rules inapplicable where Crown not a party.

Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2017

One-Liners: Appeals


India v. Badesha, 2017 SCC 44 (36981)
Surrender orders reasonable, not otherwise unjust or oppressive.

Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017

One-Liners: Appeals

Contracts in Québec: Renewal Clauses

Uniprix inc. v. Gestion Gosselin et Bérubé inc., 2017 SCC 43 (36718)
Unilateral renewal clauses in contracts are valid.

Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2017