2018
    • August
    • August 30, 2018

      The SCC dismissed the application for leave to appeal from the decision Envirogun Ltd. v. R., 2018 SKCA 8. Supreme Advocacy acted as agent for the Applicant.

      August 30, 2018

      The SCC dismissed the application for leave to appeal from the decision Lane v. Pierce, 2017 BCCA 450. Supreme Advocacy acted as agent for the Applicant.

      August 30, 2018

      The SCC dismissed the application for leave to appeal from the decision Scott, et al. v. Canada (Attorney General), 2017 BCCA 422. Supreme Advocacy acted as agent for the Applicant.

      August 30, 2018

      The SCC dismissed the application for leave to appeal from the decision M.P. v. L.J., 2018 QCCA 116. Supreme Advocacy acted as agent for the Respondent.

      August 23, 2018

      The SCC dismissed the application for leave to appeal from the decision L.B. v. Toronto District School Board, et al., 2017 ONCA. Supreme Advocacy acted as agent for the Applicant.

      August 23, 2018

      The SCC dismissed the application for leave to appeal from the decision Toronto Real Estate Board v. Commissioner of Competition, 2017 FCA 236. Supreme Advocacy acted as agent for the Applicant.

      August 23, 2018

      The SCC dismissed the application for leave to appeal from the decision Foster v. R., 2018 ONCA 53. Supreme Advocacy acted as agent for the Applicant.

      August 23, 2018

      The SCC dismissed the application for leave to appeal from the decision City of Burnaby v. Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC, et al., 2018 FCA. Supreme Advocacy acted as agent for the Applicant.

      August 9, 2018

      The SCC dismissed the application for leave to appeal from the decision Fiorito v. Wiggins, 2017 ONCA 765. Supreme Advocacy acted as agent for the Respondent.

      August 9, 2018

      The SCC dismissed the application for leave to appeal from the decision Trenchard v. Westsea Construction Ltd., 2017 BCCA 352. Supreme Advocacy acted as agent for the Respondent.

      August 9, 2018

      The SCC dismissed the application for leave to appeal from the decision Wang v. Complaints Inquiry Committee, 2017 ABCA 305. Supreme Advocacy acted as agent for the Applicant.

      August 9, 2018

      The SCC dismissed the application for leave to appeal from the decision Voltage Pictures, LLC v. Salna, 2017 FCA 221. Supreme Advocacy acted as agent for the Applicants.

      August 9, 2018

      The SCC dismissed the application for leave to appeal from the decision Mark Mitchell, et al. v. Altaf Nazerali, 2018 BCCA 104. Supreme Advocacy acted as agent for the Applicants.

      August 9, 2018

      The SCC dismissed the application for leave to appeal from the decision Elias v. Western Financial Group Inc. 2017 MBCA 110. Supreme Advocacy acted as agent for the Applicant.

      July
    • July 20, 2018

      The Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in R. v. Brassington, 2018 SCC 37, regarding whether limitations placed on information that officers can disclose to their lawyers interfere with solicitor‑client relationship . The SCC allowed the appeals. Supreme Advocacy acted as agent for the Appellant.

      July 19, 2018

      The SCC granted the application for leave to appeal from the decision Transport Desgagnés Inc. v. Wärtsilä Canada Inc., 2017 QCCA 1471. Supreme Advocacy acted as agent for the Applicant.

      July 13, 2018

      The Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in British Columbia v. Philip Morris International, Inc., 2018 SCC 36, regarding tobacco manufacturer seeking production of databases of health care information to be used by province to prove causation and damages in action. And Whether databases, once anonymized, are compellable. The SCC allowed the appeal. Supreme Advocacy acted as agent for the Appellant.

      July 12, 2018

      The SCC dismissed the application for leave to appeal from the decision Isbister v. Delong, 2017 BCCA 340. Supreme Advocacy acted as agent for the Applicant.

      June
    • June 21, 2018

      The SCC dismissed the application for leave to appeal from the decision Assessment Direct Inc. v. R., 2017 ONSC 5686. Supreme Advocacy acted as agent for the Applicant.

      June 15, 2018

      The Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Trinity Western University v. Law Society of Upper Canada, 2018 SCC 33, regarding law society denying accreditation to proposed law school with mandatory covenant prohibiting sexual intimacy except between married heterosexual couples. And whether law society entitled under its enabling statute to consider admissions policy in deciding whether to approve proposed law school. The SCC dismissed the appeal. Supreme Advocacy acted as agent for the seven of the Interveners.

      June 15, 2018

      The Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Law Society of British Columbia v. Trinity Western University, 2018 SCC 32, regarding law society denying approval to proposed law school with mandatory covenant prohibiting sexual intimacy except between married heterosexual couples.  Whether law society entitled under its enabling statute to consider admissions policy and to hold referendum of members in deciding whether to approve proposed law school. The SCC allowed the appeal and the resolution of the LSBC to declare that TWU’s proposed law school not be approved was restored. Supreme Advocacy acted as agent for seven Interveners.

      June 14, 2018

      The SCC dismissed the application for leave to appeal from the decision Ciba Specialty Chemicals Water Treatments Limited v. SNF Inc., 2017 FCA 225. Supreme Advocacy acted as agent for the Respondents.

      June 14, 2018

      The SCC dismissed the application for leave to appeal from the decision Berg v. College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario, et al., 2017 ONCA. Supreme Advocacy acted as agent for the Applicant.

      June 13, 2018

      The Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Ewert v. Canada, 2018 SCC 30, regarding whether correctional authorities breached their statutory obligation to ensure that information about offenders is accurate by using these tools in respect of Indigenous offenders. If so, whether it is appropriate to issue declaration that obligation was breached . The SCC allowed the appeal in part. Supreme Advocacy acted as agent for one of the Interneners.

      June 1, 2018

      The Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Groia v. Law Society of Upper Canada, 2018 SCC 27, regarding whether Law Society bringing disciplinary proceedings against lawyer based on uncivil behaviour during trial. And approach for assessing whether in‑court incivility amounts to professional misconduct. The SCC allowed the appeal. Supreme Advocacy acted as agent for three interveners.

      April
    • April 26, 2018

      The SCC dismissed the application for leave to appeal from the decision Attorney General of Québec v. Centrale des syndicats du Québec, et al., 2017 QCCA 1288. Supreme Advocacy acted as agent for the Respondents.

      April 20, 2018

      The Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Office of the Children’s Lawyer v. Balev, 2018 SCC 16 regarding retention of children triggering operation of return mechanism under Hague Convention. Whether children were “habitually resident” in Germany at time of allegedly wrongful retention. And how courts should consider child’s objections to return to jurisdiction of habitual residence. The SCC held that the Court should adopt the hybrid approach to determining habitual residence under Article 3 of the Hague Convention, and a non‑technical approach to considering a child’s objection to removal under Article 13(2). Supreme Advocacy acted as agent for the Respondent.

      April 19, 2018

      The Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in R. v. Comeau, 2018 SCC 15, regarding a New Brunswick resident charged under s. 134(b) of Liquor Control Act for having quantities of alcohol in excess of applicable limit. Whether s. 134(b) of Liquor Control Act infringes s. 121 of Constitution Act, 1867. Whether s. 121 is free trade provision that bars any impediment to interprovincial commerce and whether trial judge erred in departing from binding precedent on basis of historical evidence and expert’s opinion of evidence. The SCC granted the appeal. Supreme Advocacy acted as agent for the Respondent.

      April 19, 2018

      The SCC dismissed the application for leave to appeal from the decision McDonald v. McDonald, 2017 BCCA 255. Supreme Advocacy acted as agent for the Respondent.

      April 12, 2018

      The SCC dismissed the application for leave to appeal from the decision Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters v. Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, 2017 ONCA. Supreme Advocacy acted as agent for the Applicants.

      April 12, 2018

      The SCC dismissed the application for leave to appeal from the decision Polish Alliance of Canada v. Polish Association of Toronto Limited, 2017 ONCA 574. Supreme Advocacy acted as agent for the Applicant.

      April 12, 2018

      The SCC dismissed the application for leave to appeal from the decision Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation v. Hamelin, et al, 2017 FCA. Supreme Advocacy acted as agent for the Respondent.

      April 12, 2018

      The SCC dismissed the application for leave to appeal from the decision Winning Combination Inc. v. Canada (Health), 2017 FCA 101. Supreme Advocacy acted as agent for the Applicant.

      April 5, 2018

      The SCC dismissed the application for leave to appeal from the decision Pingue et al. v. 1162740 Ontario Limited et al., 2017 ONCA 583. Supreme Advocacy acted as agent for the Applicant.

      April 5, 2018

      The SCC dismissed the application for leave to appeal from the decision R. v. Talbot, 2017 ONCJ 814. Supreme Advocacy acted as agent for the Respondent.

      April 5, 2018

      The SCC dismissed the application for leave to appeal from the decision Nelson, et al. v. Hollander, et al, 2017 BCCA 238. Supreme Advocacy acted as agent for the Applicant.

      April 5, 2018

      The SCC dismissed the application for leave to appeal from the decision Kraus v. R., 2017 ONCA 458. Supreme Advocacy acted as agent for the Applicant.

      February
    • February 22, 2018

      The SCC dismissed the application for leave to appeal from the decision Gonzalez v. person in charge of Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care, 2017 ONCA 102. Supreme Advocacy acted as agent for the Respondent.

      February 15, 2018

      The Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Valard Construction Ltd. v. Bird Construction Co., 2018 SCC 8 regarding whether trustee of trust contained in labour and material payment bond owes duty to disclose existence of bond to potential beneficiaries of trust. And If duty is owed, whether conduct of trustee discharged it. The SCC granted the appeal. Supreme Advocacy acted as agent for the Appellant.

      February 8, 2018

      The SCC dismissed the application for leave to appeal from the decision R. v. Husbands, 2017 ONCA 607. Supreme Advocacy acted as agent for the Respondent.

      February 8, 2018

      The SCC dismissed the application for leave to appeal from the decision Tsekouras v. R., 2018 ONCA 290. Supreme Advocacy acted as agent for the Applicant.

      February 2, 2018

      The Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Williams Lake Indian Band v. Canada (Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development), 2018 SCC 4, regarding band seeking to establish statutory specific claim and obtain compensation for losses of lands within its traditional territory pre‑empted by settlers before Confederation and whether before Confederation Imperial Crown owed to band, and breached, legal obligation under colonial legislation to protect lands from pre‑emption and set them aside as reserve. The SCC allowed the appeal and restored the Tribunal’s decision. Supreme Advocacy acted as agent for one of the interveners.

      February 1, 2018

      The Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Québec (Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail) v. Caron, 2018 SCC 3 regarding whether Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (“CSST”) and Commission des lésions professionnelles (“CLP”) have jurisdiction to inquire into, for former case, and to decide and remedy, for latter, employer’s violation of worker’s right to equality under Charter of human rights and freedoms. The SCC dismissed the appeal. Supreme Advocacy acted as agent for the Respondent and one intervener.

      February 1, 2018

      The SCC dismissed the application for leave to appeal from the decision Gilmor v. Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority, 2017 ONCA 414. Supreme Advocacy acted as agent for the Respondent.

      February 1, 2018

      The SCC dismissed the application for leave to appeal from the decision Tregobov v. Paradis, et al., 2017 MBCA 60. Supreme Advocacy acted as agent for the Respondent.

      January
    • January 19, 2018

      The Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Delta Air Line Inc. v. Lukács, 2018 SCC 2 regarding whether the Canadian Transportation Agency has the authority to decline to hear complaints on the basis of lack of standing and whether the law of standing, including public interest standing, is applicable in the administrative law context. The SCC allowed the appeal in part. Supreme Advocacy acted as agent for the Applicant.

      January 18, 2018

      The SCC dismissed the application for leave to appeal from the decision Ritchie v. Canada (Attorney General), 2017 FCA 114. Supreme Advocacy acted as agent for the Applicant.

      January 18, 2018

      The SCC dismissed the application for leave to appeal from the decision Henderson v. Elder, 2017 MBCA 45. Supreme Advocacy acted as agent for the Respondent.