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On Friday, October 29, 2021, the Supreme Court of Canada is releasing its decision in Mike Ward v. Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse. At issue is whether comments made in a comedy routine can be discriminatory under Quebec’s Charter of human rights and freedoms or whether they are justified as free speech.
The Supreme Court of Canada releases a decision in Northern Regional Health Authority v. Horrocks.
The Supreme Court of Canada dismisses 6 leaves to appeal.
The Supreme Court of Canada releases a decision in Nelson (City) v. Marchi.
This Court of Appeal decision raises an important procedural question: what can litigants do with a finding of contempt?
This week we have another two decisions to predict. On Thursday, October 21, 2021, the Supreme Court of Canada is releasing its decision in City of Nelson v. Taryn Joy Marchi. At issue is whether a government decision is considered a policy decision or an operational decision. Policy decisions are immune from tort liability, so this could be significant for COVID-19 related litigation. On Friday, October 22, 2021, the SCC is releasing Northern Regional Health Authority v. Linda Horrocks and Manitoba Human Rights Commission. At issue is the exclusive jurisdiction of a labour arbitrator and the standard of review between levels of court.
The Supreme Court of Canada releases a decision in 6362222 Canada inc. v. Prelco inc.
The Supreme Court of Canada releases a decision in R. v. Khill.
The Supreme Court of Canada grants 2 and dismisses 7 leaves to appeal.
The Supreme Court of Canada releases an oral judgment in R. v. Reilly.
In civil litigation, an appellant appeals against the Order of a tribunal or judge. Once you have the Order, the next step is to determine its nature – is it an “interlocutory” or “final” order?
The Supreme Court of Canada releases an oral judgment in Richardson v. Richardson.
This week we have two decisions to predict. On Thursday, October 14, 2021, the Supreme Court of Canada is releasing R. v. Khill, which involves a shooting that was ruled self-defence. On Friday, October 15, 2021, the SCC is releasing 6362222 Canada inc. v. Prelco Inc., which asks whether under Québec law you can exclude liability in a contract for a breach of an essential obligation.
The Supreme Court of Canada releases an oral judgment in R. v. Dingwall.
The Supreme Court of Canada dismisses 8 leaves to appeal.
When does the clock start to run on an appeal? For the Court of Appeal herein, not until the judgment is “finally settled, and issued”