Alberta Politics: Government by sneak: the preferred Harper Conservative response to thorny issues and hard-fought elections

PHOTOS: Poultry farmers not exactly like these, and dairy farmers as seen below, are facing sneaky attacks by the Harper Government. And speaking of the chickens coming home to roost, below them is a screen shot of former Peterborough MP Dean Del Mastro. VICTORIA, B.C. Same sex marriage advocates and poultry and dairy farmers might ...

the reeves report: Field naturalists granted construction stay at Ostrander Point

The south shore at Ostrander Point in Prince Edward County (Photo by Terry Sprague.) The Prince Edward County Field Naturalists were awarded a stay of construction at Ostrander Point this week that will prevent wind developer Gilead Power from beginning construction on their nine-turbine, 22 megawatt project until the outcome of the appeal is known. ...

Wise Law Blog: Mitigation – A Dismissed Employee’s Continuing Obligation

BY NITIN PARDAL, LAWYER, WISE LAW OFFICEIt is a well founded principle in the law of contracts that once a breach occurs, a plaintiff has an obligation to minimize their damages. In bringing an action against a defendant for breach of contract, a plaintiff would not be allowed to “rack up” their losses and expect ...

Wise Law Blog: Ontario Employment Law: Contractual Entitlement to Notice and the Question of Mitigation

In Bowes v. Goss Power Products Ltd., decided May 25, 2012, the Court of Appeal for Ontario was faced with an interesting question of law: Is an employee, who is terminated without cause, required to mitigate his or her loss when entitled to a fix term of notice or pay in lieu of notice? In ...

Wise Law Blog: This Week at the Ontario Court of Appeal – January 13, 2012

Each week, Wise Blog looks at recent decisions from the Ontario Court of Appeal. Tuerr Holdings Inc. v. Vrankovic The appellant, Peter Vrankovic, appealed from an order granting summary judgment to the respondent, Tuerr Holdings Inc., on the appellant’s guarantee of a second mortgage on a commercial property owned by Cambridge Place Commercial Corporation (“Cambridge”). ...

Wise Law Blog: This Week at the Ontario Court of Appeal: 11-10-14

Each Week, Wise Law Blog reviews recent decisions from the Ontario Court of Appeal. Ireland v. Ireland This case involved a mother’s resistance to the enforcement of a foreign custody order. The Superior Court of Fulton Country in the State of Georgia granted sole legal custody of the parties’ children to the respondent father. The ...

Wise Law Blog: This Week At The Ontario Court of Appeal: 11-09-27

Each week, Wise Law Blog reviews recent decisions from the Ontario Court of Appeal.  Commencing this week, Alim Ramji, a student-at-law with Wise Law Office, takes over the Court of Appeal beat.  Beck v Beckett The appellant, Brenda Beck appealed the judgment of Magda J. concerning child and spousal support under the Family Law Act, ...

Wise Law Blog: This Week At The Ontario Court of Appeal: 11-07-22

Each week, Wise Law Blog reviews recent decisions from the Ontario Court of Appeal. Aguas v. Rivard Estate. A personal injury case where the appellant, Ms. Aguas, was suing the estate of Mr. Rivard for damages arising from a motor vehicle accident involving both herself and the late Mr. Rivard in 2001. The Registrar issued ...

Wise Law Blog: Ontario Court of Appeal: No Hard Cap on Notice Entitlement of Non-Managerial or Unskilled Employees

In Di Tomaso v. Crown Metal Packaging Canada LP, 2011 ONCA 469, a decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal released June 22, 2011, the appellant, Crown Metal Packaging (“CMP”) appealed from an October, 2010 decision of the Superior Court Judge, Justice Beth A. Allen, granting the respondent, Mr. Di Tomaso summary judgement in a ...

Wise Law Blog: This Week At The Ontario Court of Appeal: 11-06-09

Each week Wise Law Blog reviews recent decisions from the Ontario Court of Appeal. Ontario (Labour) v. Black & McDonald Limited. An appeal from an Ontario Court of Justice trial where charges laid under the Occupational Health and Safety Act were dismissed and the Crown then appealed, and appealed again when the first appeal failed.Black ...

Wise Law Blog: This Week At The Ontario Court of Appeal: 11-06-03

Each week, Wise Law Blog reviews recent decisions from the Ontario Court of Appeal. Maccaroni v. Kelly. An appeal of a summary judgment in an Ontario personal injury case where the appellant, Ms. Maccaroni, was rear-ended in a vehicular collision with Mr. Kelly. Mr. Kelly was insured by Co-operators General Insurance, while Ms. Maccaroni was ...

Wise Law Blog: This Week At The Ontario Court of Appeal: 11-05-27

Each week, Wise Law Blog reviews recent decisions from the Ontario Court of Appeal. It was a bit of a slow week at the Court, so we’ve highlighted only once case. Barrington v. Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario. Mr. Barrington, along with two other accountants, Mr. Power and Mr. Russo, working for Deloitte and ...

Wise Law Blog: This Week At The Ontario Court of Appeal: 11-05-20

Each week, Wise Law Blog reviews recent decisions by the Ontario Court of Appeal. R. v. Roncaioli. An appeal in a manslaughter case where the convicted defendant was accused of killing his ailing wife by injecting her with two different types of anaesthetics in fatal doses. Mr. Roncaioli, at trial, maintained that he had only ...