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  • R. v. Gignac - 2020 ONSC 6315

    This matter was heard on October 7, 2020 as a bail detention review pursuant to section 525 of the Criminal Code of Canada. On October 7, 2020, the court dismissed the application for release with written reasons to follow. These are my written reasons. (See Decision)

    Oct 21, 2020 10:06 PM

  • Wang v. The Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration of Ontario - 2020 ONSC 6058

    The Applicant seeks judicial review of the rejection of his application for the Ontario Immigration Nominee Program (“OINP”) under the Investor Component Stream on the grounds that the decision was unreasonable and procedurally unfair. He asks that the decision be quashed and remitted for reconsideration. (See Decision)

    Oct 21, 2020 10:06 PM

  • R. v. Eid - 2020 ONCA 649

    Roland Eid was convicted, after a judge-alone trial, of ten commercial fraud and fraud-related offences arising from his operation of 6364144 Canada Inc., carrying on business as ICI Construction Management (“ICI”). The trial judge was satisfied beyond a reasonable doubt that, in 2007 and early 2008, Mr. Eid falsified documents and transactions and withheld payments to ICI creditors in order to extract and steal $1.7 million from ICI, which he transmitted to Lebanon before going and remaining there. (See Decision)

    Oct 21, 2020 10:06 PM

  • Blake v. Blake - 2020 ONSC 6331

    A non-party, Gregory Sidlofsky (“Sidlofsky”), seeks the following relief: (See Decision)

    Oct 21, 2020 10:06 PM

  • Di Raimo v. Di Raimo - 2020 ONSC 6317

    On August 7, 2020, I heard a motion concerning primary residence of the two children of these parties, Savannah and Nicholas. When the motion was argued, the children were living with the Applicant, Mr. Di Raimo, in Etobicoke. The Respondent, Ms. Di Raimo, lived in Barrie. Each party wanted care of the children and that they attend the school in their respective catchment areas. (See Decision)

    Oct 21, 2020 10:06 PM

  • Parikh v Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) - 2020 ABCA 367

    The applicant, Mr. Parikh, applies for permission to appeal a consent order. This order was previously agreed to by Mr. Parikh and later signed by a master in chambers and entered. CIBC opposes Mr. Parikh’s application. (See Decision)

    Oct 21, 2020 10:06 PM

  • White v. White Estate - 2020 ONSC 6270

    The appellant appeals an order made by Carpenter-Gunn J. on October 17, 2020, approving releases proposed by the respondents and awarding costs of $3,500 to the respondents. (See Decision)

    Oct 21, 2020 10:06 PM

  • P.C. v. Ontario (Attorney General) - 2020 ONCA 652

    P.C. (the appellant) is a private informant. He laid an information before a justice of the peace. In that information, he alleged that a police force and some of its members committed seven indictable offences. (See Decision)

    Oct 21, 2020 10:06 PM

  • Crevier v. Elmpark Manor - 2020 ONSC 6335

    Counsel have agreed on a schedule leading up to the certification motion in this proposed class action, as follows: (See Decision)

    Oct 21, 2020 10:06 PM

  • Shah v. College of Physiotherapists of Ontario - 2020 ONSC 6240

    Mr. Shah pleaded guilty to allegations of professional misconduct. His plea was accepted by the Discipline Committee of the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario who found that Mr. Shah had breached various provisions of Ontario Regulation 388/08 under the Physiotherapy Act, 1991, S.O. 1991, c. 37. governing the conduct of physiotherapists in Ontario. After hearing submissions on penalty, the Committee determined that Mr. Shah should be suspended for an 18- month period in an order dated May 7, 2019. (See Decision)

    Oct 21, 2020 10:06 PM

  • Democracy Watch v. Ontario Integrity Commissioner - 2020 ONSC 6081

    7. The Commissioner, after such a request, “may conduct an inquiry, after giving the member whose conduct is concerned reasonable notice”. (See Decision)

    Oct 21, 2020 10:06 PM

  • Niu v. Cao - 2020 ONSC 6257

    By reasons for decision released on September 10, 2020 (the Reasons), I dismissed Cao’s anti-SLAPP motion and allowed Niu’s defamation claim to continue to trial. (See Decision)

    Oct 21, 2020 10:06 PM

  • Altex Energy v Meyer - 2020 ABCA 368

    Following oral argument, we dismissed the appeal with reasons to follow. These are the reasons. (See Decision)

    Oct 21, 2020 10:06 PM

  • Boland v. Brake (Peace Bond) - 2020 NLPC 0820PA00035

    These are the reasons why I have decided to order the Respondent to sign a Criminal Code s. 810 recognizance, known in the vernacular as a peace bond. (See Decision)

    Oct 21, 2020 10:06 PM

  • Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa v. K.B. and M.B. - 2020 ONSC 6318

    The Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa (hereinafter referred to as “the Society” or “the CAS”) has brought a Summary Judgment Motion pursuant to Rule 16 of the Family Law Rules seeking a finding that the child I.R.B., born November 7, 2006, is in need of protection and placing her in the custody of her maternal aunt, K.C., pursuant to Section 102(2) of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act[2] (hereinafter referred to as the “CYFSA” or “the Act”). (See Decision)

    Oct 21, 2020 10:06 PM

  • R. v. Josipovic - 2020 ONSC 6300

    If the peremptory challenge had any breath of life left, it was all but extinguished on October 7, 2020. That is the day the Supreme Court of Canada rendered asunder any notion that the abolition of the peremptory challenge for jury trials was unconstitutional. (See Decision)

    Oct 21, 2020 10:06 PM

  • KF Capital Ltd. et al v. Kakoschke - 2020 ONSC 6255

    The Defendants, Mr. Vernon Kakoschke (“Mr. Kakoschke”) and Gothic Enterprises (“Gothic”), bring this motion to enforce certain indemnity agreements and to require that Mr. Barry Lapointe (“Mr. Lapointe”) personally indemnify them for interim legal expenses of this litigation. (See Decision)

    Oct 21, 2020 10:06 PM

  • R. v. MacKenzie - 2020 ONCA 646

    The appellant was convicted by a jury of sexual assault. He appeals conviction only. (See Decision)

    Oct 21, 2020 10:06 PM

  • Chaba v. Khan - 2020 ONCA 643

    The appellants — Muhammad Khan (“Khan”), a lawyer, and Swat Emeraldmine and Marketing Inc., a corporation to which Khan assigned his interest in this litigation — appeal from the order of the trial judge dismissing Khan’s counterclaim against the respondent, Sam Chaba (“Chaba”). The counterclaim sought damages for fraudulent misrepresentation and inducing breach of contract arising from refinancing a residential property owned by Nicanor and Irene Posadas (“the Posadas”). The appellants also seek leave to appeal the trial judge’s costs order. (See Decision)

    Oct 21, 2020 10:06 PM

  • JJ’s Hospitality v. Kal Tire - 2020 ONSC 6198

    JJ’s Hospitality Limited seeks an injunction restraining Kal Tire Ltd. (“Kal Tire”) from servicing commercial vehicles at its Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario location. JJ’s Hospitality Limited operates a hotel in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario known as the Water Tower Inn (“Water Tower”). The Water Tower has been open since 1974. It is located on a major thoroughfare, Great Northern Road, which connects to the TransCanada Highway at an intersection just north of the hotel. It is across the street from fast food restaurants, big box-style retail stores and the like. (See Decision)

    Oct 21, 2020 10:06 PM

  • R. v. Cairns - 2020 ONSC 6233

    Further to my endorsement of September 22, 2020, the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa (the CAS) reviewed its records and produced additional documents, as ordered at para. 37 (f) of my endorsement of September 22. (See Decision)

    Oct 21, 2020 10:06 PM

  • R v Campbell - 2020 ABQB 624

    Jason Kevin Campbell seeks a stay of these proceedings on the basis that his right to be tried within a reasonable time has been violated: Charter s. 11(b). I have been assigned as Case Management Judge pursuant to CC s. 551.1 to deal with this application. (See Decision)

    Oct 21, 2020 10:06 PM

  • R. v. Crowell - 2020 NSSC 289

    Dustin Kempton Crowell of Barrington, Shelburne County, stands charged that he committed the following offences on or about July 18, 2020: (See Decision)

    Oct 21, 2020 10:06 PM

  • Zhao v. Corus Entertainment Inc. - 2020 BCSC 1533

    In December 2016, the plaintiff, Zheng Zhao, then a newly-licensed realtor, came up with what appeared to him to be a promising idea for a new line of business. The so-called “foreign buyer tax” had recently been put in place and he thought he had found a loophole in the legislation that he could exploit to help foreign residents purchase real estate in British Columbia without having to pay the tax. To that end, he posted an advertisement on an online Chinese-language forum and had flyers distributed at a Burnaby shopping mall in which, for several months, he touted his proposal to the public. (See Decision)

    Oct 21, 2020 10:06 PM

  • Furi v. R. - 2020 PESC 34

    The appellant appeals his conviction on a single count of impaired driving contrary to ss. 320.14(1)(a) and 320.19(1)(c) of the Criminal Code, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-46, (“the Code”). His conviction followed a short trial during which the appellant testified. The evidence against him at trial consisted almost entirely of the observations of an employee of a government liquor store who interacted with the appellant for an estimated 30 to 40 seconds when he attempted to purchase alcohol. The employee denied the appellant service then watched him leave the store, get in a vehicle, and drive away. There was no apprehension by police on the day in question. The appellant testified that he was sober at the time of his interaction with the liquor store employee and when he drove off. (See Decision)

    Oct 21, 2020 10:06 PM

  • Sanctuary et al v. Toronto (City) et al. - 2020 ONSC 6207

    This is a motion to enforce a settlement agreement which resulted in the adjournment of an injunction motion in May 2020 (the “Interim Settlement Agreement”). Under that agreement, the City undertook obligations toward achieving certain goals relating to the safety and capacity of Toronto’s shelter system in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. (See Decision)

    Oct 21, 2020 10:06 PM

  • Phillips Legal Professional Corporation v Schenher - 2020 SKCA 117

    The sole issue before this Court is costs with respect to the following decision: Phillips Legal Professional Corporation v Schenher, 2020 SKCA 87. The decision arose out of two appeals commenced by Phillips Legal Professional Corporation [Legal Corporation] against the respondents, Mervin Schenher and Kimberlynn Schulz. Only Mr. Schenher opposed the appeals. (See Decision)

    Oct 21, 2020 10:06 PM

  • R. v. Colmenares-Guevara - 2020 ONSC 5965

    Danyel Colmenares-Guevara is charged with four counts, alleged to have been committed on or about April 8, 2018, all relating to the same firearm. Count #1 alleges possession of a restricted firearm without licence or registration, contrary to s. 92(1) of the Criminal Code. Count #2 alleges that Mr. Colmenares-Guevara was the occupant of a motor vehicle in which he knew that there was a firearm, contrary to s. 94(1) of the Criminal Code. Counts #3 and #4 allege possession of a firearm in breach of two different firearm prohibition orders. The allegations all involve a loaded restricted firearm (a handgun), found in a specially-built hidden compartment in the centre console of a Mercedes SUV leased to Mr. Colmenares-Guevara. (See Decision)

    Oct 21, 2020 10:06 PM

  • R v Kamboj - 2020 ABPC 182

    Surjett Kamboj is charged as follows: (See Decision)

    Oct 21, 2020 10:06 PM

  • R. v. Kohut - 2020 ONSC 6213

    Susan Kohut was charged together with Aaron Doucette and Adrian Hunwicks with a number of offences following the execution of a search warrant at unit A201, 1268 King Street West, Toronto around 10:50 p.m. on the evening of July 25, 2018. Their trial is scheduled to begin later this fall. At this point in the proceedings, Susan Kohut challenges the constitutionality of the search, and the admissibility of the evidence obtained as a result, most importantly an illegal semi-automatic handgun, loaded with an over-capacity magazine, with a cartridge in the chamber, and approximately 8 grams of powder cocaine and 14 grams of crack cocaine. (See Decision)

    Oct 21, 2020 10:06 PM