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  • British Columbia (Attorney General) v. Provincial Court Judges’ Association of British Columbia, 2020 SCC 20

    [1]                              This appeal arises in litigation that implicates the relationship between two branches of the state. It requires this Court to balance several constitutional imperatives relating to the administration of justice and the separation of powers between the executive, legislative and judicial branches of the state: the financial dimension of judicial independence; the...

  • Nova Scotia (Attorney General) v. Judges of the Provincial Court and Family Court of Nova Scotia, 2020 SCC 21

    [1]                              This appeal, along with its companion appeal, British Columbia (Attorney General) v. Provincial Court Judges’ Association of British Columbia, 2020 SCC 20, requires that this Court balance several constitutional imperatives: the financial dimension of judicial independence, the shared responsibility of the executive and legislature to make decisions about public...

  • Agbeja v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2020 FC 781

    [1]  The applicants are all members of a Nigerian family who seek refugee status in Canada under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, SC 2001, c 27 (“IRPA”).

  • Chokheli v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2020 FC 800

    [1]  This is an application for judicial review of a decision made by the Refugee Protection Division (RPD) on June 13, 2019 in which it allowed the Respondent’s application under subsection 108(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, SC 2001, c 27 (IRPA) for cessation of the Applicant’s refugee status, the result of which was that the Applicant’s claim for protection was deemed...

  • Bell Canada v. Hussey, 2020 FC 795

    [1]  On June 16, 2017, Bell Canada dismissed Amanda Hussey from her position as manager of one of their retail outlets, allegedly for cause.  Ms. Hussey brought a complaint of unjust dismissal against Bell under section 240 of the Canada Labour Code, RSC 1985, c L-2.  The complaint was referred to an Adjudicator appointed by the Minister of Labour.  The proceeding before the Adjudicator was

  • Canada v. 984274 Alberta Inc., 2020 FCA 125

    [1]  This is an appeal brought by Her Majesty the Queen (the Crown or the appellant) from a judgment of the Tax Court of Canada (2019 TCC 85), wherein Smith J. (the Tax Court judge) allowed the appeal brought by 984274 Alberta Inc. (the respondent or Alberta) and vacated an assessment issued by the Minister of National Revenue (the Minister) under the Income Tax Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. 1 (5th...

  • Salt Canada Inc. v. Baker, 2020 FCA 127

    [1]  This is an appeal from the judgment of the Federal Court (per Boswell J): 2016 FC 830. The Federal Court dismissed an application brought by the appellant for an order directing the Commissioner of Patents to vary the records of the Patent Office to reflect it as owner of Canadian Patent No. 2,222,058.

  • Xue v. The Queen, 2020 TCC 72

    [1]  These Appeals concern the reassessments of two individuals and a corporation, namely Stuart Xue (“Mr. Xue”), Stephanie Xue (“Mrs. Xue”) and Coastridge Enterprises Ltd. (“Coastridge”). All reassessments relate to the operation of a restaurant in Burnaby, British Columbia.

  • Atlantic Lottery Corp. Inc. v. Babstock, 2020 SCC 19

    [1]                              The appellant Atlantic Lottery Corporation Inc. (“ALC”), constituted by the governments of the four Atlantic provinces, is empowered to approve the operation of video lottery terminal games (“VLTs”) in Newfoundland and Labrador by the Video Lottery Regulations, C.N.L.R. 760/96. The respondents Douglas Babstock and Fred Small (“the plaintiffs”) applied for...

  • Burley v. The Queen, 2020 TCC 68

    [1]  The Appellant, Mr. Burley, appeals an assessment made under the Income Tax Act, RSC 1985, c 1 (5th Supp) (the “Act”), for his 2016 taxation year.

  • Thorne v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2020 FC 790

    [1]  The Applicant, Lea Zelda Thorne, is a citizen of South Africa. She seeks judicial review of a decision of the Refugee Appeal Division [RAD] dated June 27, 2019. In its decision, the RAD allowed the appeal of the Respondent, the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration [Minister], and set aside the decision of the Refugee Protection Division [RPD], which had found the Applicant was a...

  • Ahmed v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2020 FC 791

    [1]  Mr. MD Mostaque Ahmed (the “Applicant”) seeks judicial review of the decision of a Senior Immigration Officer (the “Officer”) employed with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, Backlog Reduction Office in Vancouver. In that decision, dated August 19, 2019, the Officer found that the Applicant is inadmissible to Canada pursuant to paragraph 34(1) (f) of the Immigration and...

  • Tong v. The Queen, 2020 TCC 70

    [1]  The Minister has reassessed Judy Tong’s 2011 and 2012 taxation years by notice dated January 22, 2015. Mrs. Tong objected to the reassessments in 2015 but the Minister confirmed them on January 4, 2016, resulting in this appeal.

  • Insurance Institute of Ontario v. M.N.R., 2020 TCC 69

    [1]  The Insurance Institute of Ontario is a non-profit organization that, among other things, provides professional and continuing education to the insurance industry in Ontario. From January 1, 2015 to March 31, 2018, Peter Barlow worked with the Institute as an instructor. He taught classes to individuals who wanted to obtain their Certified Insurance Professional designation.

  • A.H.A. v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2020 FC 787

    [1]  The concept of an internal flight alternative [IFA] is inherent in the definition of “refugee”: a refugee protection claimant must be a refugee from a country, not a region of a country (Rasaratnam v Canada (Minister of Employment and Immigration), [1992] 1 FC 706 at p 710 [Rasaratnam]). The two-prong test for determining whether there is an IFA is well established in the case law....

  • Boparai v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2020 FC 785

    [1]  Mr. Kirpal Singh Boparai seeks judicial review of the October 3, 2019, decision of the Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) dismissing his appeal of the decision rendered by the Immigration Section of the Canadian High Commission in India (IS) on January 14, 2019.

  • Natco Pharma (Canada) Inc. v. Canada (Health), 2020 FC 788

    [1]  Health Canada refused to accept Natco Pharma (Canada) Inc’s abbreviated new drug submission (ANDS) for a drug that contains two medicinal ingredients, tenofovir alafenamide hemifumarate (TAF) and emtricitabine. Health Canada concluded that Natco’s ANDS was prohibited by the data protection provisions of the Food and Drug Regulations, CRC, c 870. Under those provisions, a manufacturer...

  • Hilderman v. The Queen, 2020 TCC 58

    [1]  These appeals concern liability under the Income Tax Act, (the “Act”) for tax across two categories: denied business expenses (“denied expenses”) and unreported income (“unreported income”). The appeals further involve two additional bases of assessments: reassessment beyond the normal reassessment period (“statute barred issue”) and section 163(2) false statement penalties (the “penalt

  • Seklani v. Canada (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness), 2020 FC 778

    [1]  In June 2019, Parliament enacted paragraph 101(1)(c.1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, SC 2001, c 27 [IRPA], a new ineligibility provision that precludes asylum claimants who have made a claim for refugee protection in a country with which Canada has an information-sharing agreement from having their claim heard and adjudicated by the Refugee Protection Division [RPD] of

  • Soulliere v. The Queen, 2020 TCC 67

    [1]  This is a director’s liability case. The appellant has been assessed for unremitted income tax source deductions under section 227.1 of the Income Tax Act and for unremitted net GST under section 323 of the Excise Tax Act. Like many director’s liability cases the underlying circumstances are unfortunate.

  • Narivontchik v. The Queen, 2020 TCC 60

    [1]  The Appellant’s motion is curiously framed. It began as a “request for court guidance” filed in September 2019. The Tax Court’s registry logically construed this filing as a motion and requested the Respondent’s response to such a characterization. Ultimately, the process is now before this Court as a motion.

  • Building Products of Canada Corp. v. Canada (Attorney General), 2020 FC 784

    [1]  Following an audit from the Canada Revenue Agency [CRA] that increased the taxable income of the Applicant, the CRA assessed interest against the Applicant on the amount of income tax due for the 2009 taxation year. As a result, the Applicant requested that the Minister of National Revenue [Minister] cancel or waive a portion of the interest as provided under subsection 220(3.1) of the

  • McLean v. Canada, 2020 FC 780
  • Coaldale (Town) v. Canada (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness), 2020 FC 786

    [1]  In 2012, the Town of Coaldale, Alberta undertook a review of the policing models available to it. Coaldale decided to pursue an agreement with the Government of Canada in which Canada would provide Royal Canadian Mounted Police [RCMP] services to it. Such agreements are known as Municipal Police Service Agreements.

  • Canadian Council for Refugees v. Canada (Immigration, Refugees and citizenship), 2020 FC 770

    [1]  The Applicants challenge the validity and the constitutionality of the legislation implementing the Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States of America For Cooperation in the Examination of Refugee Status Claims from Nationals of Third Countries (referred to as the “Safe Third Country Agreement” or “STCA”). The Applicants allege that by...

  • Wang v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2020 FC 782

    [1]  This is an application for judicial review of a decision by the Refugee Protection Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (“RPD”) dated April 3, 2019 (Decision). The RPD found that the Principal Applicant, Hui Ming Wang, had failed to establish her identity as a citizen of China and had not established that the Public Security Bureau (PSB) was searching for her and her

  • Canada (National Revenue) v. CN Construction Networks Ltd., 2020 FC 775

    [1]  This Order and Reasons responds to an application by the Minister of National Revenue (Minister) brought pursuant to subsections 231.7(1) and 231.7(3) of the Income Tax Act, RSC 1985, c 1 (5th Supp) (ITA), seeking a compliance order requiring the Respondents, CN Construction Networks Ltd. (CCNL) and Mr. Ciciarelli, to provide information and documents to an authorized officer of the...

  • 1455257 Ontario Inc. v. The Queen, 2020 TCC 64

    [1]  This is an appeal from an assessment made under section 160 of the Income Tax Act, (Act). [1] Section 160 is a collections provision that authorizes the Minister of National Revenue (Minister) to recover a tax debt from a person who has received a transfer of property from a non-arm’s length debtor for inadequate consideration.

  • Ahmed v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2020 FC 777

    [1]  The Applicants are citizens of Djibouti who seek judicial review of the denial of their application for permanent residence based on humanitarian and compassionate (H&C) grounds.

  • Canada v. Harris, 2020 FCA 124

    [1]  The Crown appeals from an order of the Federal Court (2019 FC 553) which dismissed the Crown’s motion to strike out a claim instituted by Allan J. Harris. Similar claims filed by other individuals were also dealt with in the order, but these are not relevant to this appeal.

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