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  • Phuntsok v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2020 FC 1110

    [1]  The Applicant, Tsering Phuntsok, is an ethnic Tibetan who was born in India in 1976. Under the law of India, he is a citizen of India by virtue of being born there. However, the Applicant claims refugee status in Canada because he says Indian authorities will not recognize his citizenship, therefore placing him at risk of being sent to China where he will face persecution as a Buddhist,

  • Gardaworld Cash Services Canada Corporation v. Smith, 2020 FC 1108

    [1]  GardaWorld Cash Services Canada Corporation [Garda] terminated Mr. Smith, one of its employees who headed its branch in Red Deer, Alberta. Mr. Smith initiated a complaint for unjust dismissal under the Canada Labour Code, RSC 1985, c L-2 [the Code]. After protracted proceedings, which included the issuance and retraction of a first decision, the adjudicator found that Mr. Smith’s...

  • Canada v. BCS Group Business Services Inc., 2020 FCA 205

    [1]  This is an appeal of Her Majesty the Queen from a decision of the Tax Court of Canada (TCC) (2018 TCC 120, per Campbell Miller J.) granting BCS Group Business Services Inc. (BCS) leave to be represented by Denis Gagnon, its sole shareholder, director and officer, in this proceeding instituted by BCS under the Tax Court of Canada Rules (General Procedure), SOR/90-688a) (GP Rules).

  • Sher-E Punjab Radio Broadcasting Inc. v. Canada, 2020 FCA 206

    [1]  This appeal arises as a result of the Order of the Tax Court of Canada (Tax Court Docket: 2015-447(IT)G) dismissing the appeal of Sher-E Punjab Radio Broadcasting Inc. (Sher-E-Punjab Radio) for delay pursuant to Rule 64 of the Tax Court of Canada Rules (General Procedure) SOR/90-688a. The Order was issued as a result of a Motion brought by the Crown.

  • AE Hospitality Ltd. v. Canada (National Revenue), 2020 FCA 207

    [1]  In decisions dated June 20, 2016, the Minister of National Revenue confirmed assessments issued to AE Hospitality Ltd. (AE) for failure to deduct and remit premiums under the Employment Insurance Act, S.C. 1996, c. 23 (EIA) and the Canada Pension Plan, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-8 (CPP) in relation to 218 workers providing services as servers, bartenders, chefs and supervisors (the workers). At

  • McCarthy v. Canada (Attorney General), 2020 FC 1100

    [1]  This application for judicial review sought to quash a Notice of Pre-Disciplinary Hearing [Notice] issued by the President of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), in which the President accepted findings of an investigation into allegations of wrongdoing in the workplace. The investigation was triggered by disclosures made under the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act, SC 200

  • Roy v. Calgary Airport Authority, 2020 FC 1105
  • Williams (IT Essentials) v. Cisco Systems, Inc., 2020 FC 1097

    [1]  This is an assessment of costs further to the Defendant filing a Notice of Discontinuance on May 12, 2020, discontinuing the counterclaim against the Plaintiff.

  • Sookochoff v. The Queen, 2020 TCC 131

    [1]  These Reasons pertain to the Appeals by Shannon Sookochoff in respect of Notices of Redetermination, dated June 20, 2018, concerning Ms. Sookochoff’s entitlement to the Canada Child Benefit (the “CCB”) in respect of the 2015 and 2016 base taxation years. In determining Ms. Sookochoff’s entitlement to the CCB for the 2015 and 2016 base taxation years, the Minister of National Revenue (th

  • SAT PAL SHARMA v. CRA (CANADIAN REVENUE AGENCY), 2020 FCA 203

    [1]  Mr. Sharma appeals from a decision of the Federal Court, dated November 1, 2018, dismissing his motion to reconsider an Order dated August 28, 2018. In that Order, Justice Bell denied his request for an extension of time to apply for judicial review of a decision by the CRA.

  • Bergeron v. Canada (Attorney General), 2020 FC 1090

    [1]  This is an application for judicial review pursuant to section 18.1 of the Federal Courts Act, RSC 1985, c F-7 of a decision of the Canadian Human Rights Commission [CHRC] dated January 30, 2019, in which the Applicant’s complaint alleging retaliation contrary to s. 14.1 of the Canadian Human Rights Act, RSC 1985, c H-6 [CHRA], was dismissed pursuant to section 41(1)(d) of the CHRA.

  • Pazmandi v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2020 FC 1094

    [1]  Aniko Pazmandi asks the Court to quash the decision of the Refugee Appeal Division (RAD) dismissing her claim for refugee protection. Ms. Pazmandi’s claim was based on a fear of persecution based on her Roma ethnicity, and fears of harm at the hands of her father, who raped her when she was a teenager. The RAD concluded that Ms. Pazmandi had not adequately proven her Roma ethnicity,...

  • Donaldson v. Swoop Inc., 2020 FC 1089

    [1]  The Plaintiff, Ms. Janet Donaldson, seeks certification and appointment as the representative Plaintiff, in a proposed class action against the Defendants, WestJet Airlines Ltd. [WestJet], Swoop Inc., Sunwing Airlines Inc., Air Canada and Air Transat A.T. Inc. [collectively “the Defendants”], for a refund of the original forms of payment for airfare contracts allegedly frustrated by...

  • Osazuwa v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2020 FC 1091

    [1]  The Applicants, a mother [the principal applicant] and her son and twin daughters, are citizens of Nigeria. They seek judicial review, under subsection 72(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, SC 2001, c 27 [IRPA], of a decision from the Refugee Appeal Division [RAD] dated October 15, 2019, which dismissed their appeal and confirmed the decision of the Refugee Protection...

  • Bank of Montreal v. Canada (Attorney General), 2020 FC 1014

    [1]  This application centres on the method of computation of input tax credits (ITCs) to be used by the Bank of Montreal (the Bank or BMO) in the calculation of its net Goods and Services Tax (GST)/Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) owing for its November 1, 2017 - October 31, 2018 fiscal year (FY 2018). The Bank applied to the Minister of National Revenue (Minister) to use a particular allocation

  • Canada (Attorney General) v. Angell, 2020 FC 1093

    [1]  The Attorney General of Canada (“AGC”) seeks judicial review of a decision of the Appeal Division of the Social Security Tribunal (“SST”) dated November 22, 2018. The Appeal Division granted the respondent, Ms Angell, leave to appeal from a decision of the SST General Division dated March 26, 2018.

  • Linklater v. Thunderchild First Nation Government, 2020 FC 1065

    [1]  Mr. Linklater was elected Headman (or councillor) of the Thunderchild First Nation [Thunderchild] in October 2018. In July 2020, however, the Thunderchild Appeal Tribunal removed him from council, as he had failed to establish his residence on Thunderchild lands after his election, as required by Thunderchild’s election laws. In reaching this decision, the Appeal Tribunal dismissed Mr.

  • Muckle v. Canada (Attorney General), 2020 FC 1088

    [1]  This is a motion under subsection 18.1(2) of the Federal Courts Act for an extension of time and leave to file an application for judicial review.

  • Brown v. The Queen, 2020 TCC 123

    [1]  This is an appeal by Mr. Darrell Brown (“Mr. Brown”) from reassessments made by the Minister of National Revenue (the “Minister”) in respect of his 2011, 2012 and 2013 taxation years. On March 10, 2016, the Minister reassessed Mr. Brown to disallow business losses claimed by Mr. Brown for each of these taxation years.  All of the losses related to an alleged business activity of Mr....

  • Eyckelhoff v. The Queen, 2020 TCC 130

    [1]  The issue in this appeal is whether the Minister of National Revenue properly reassessed the appellant’s 2015 taxation year to include additional foreign pension income.

  • Subramaniam v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2020 FCA 202

    [1]  This is an appeal from a decision of Justice Heneghan of the Federal Court dated June 13, 2019, which dismissed an application for judicial review of a decision made by an officer of the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Backlog Reduction Office. The officer in question refused to process the application of Mr. Rajesvaran Subramaniam (the appellant) for permanent...

  • Kita v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2020 FC 1084

    [1]  The applicant, Ms. Kita, is a citizen of Albania who applied for a temporary study permit to attend Seneca College in Ontario.  At the same time, her husband, Mr. Rrezhda, applied for a temporary work permit.  A visa officer of the Canadian embassy in Rome, Italy (Officer) refused Ms. Kita’s application on the basis that the Officer was not satisfied Ms. Kita would leave Canada at the...

  • Obison v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2020 FC 1083

    [1]  Mr. Obison [Applicant] applied for a study permit to attend Cambrian College of Applied Arts and Technology in the IT Business Analysis Graduate Certificate program in 2018 and again in 2019. On September 11, 2019, an officer of the High Commission of Canada, visa section [Officer], denied his application [Decision].

  • Ontario (Attorney General) v. G, 2020 SCC 38

    [1]                              People with mental illnesses face persistent stigma and prejudicial treatment in Canadian society, which has imposed profound and widespread social, political, and legal disadvantage on them. In particular, discriminatory perceptions that those with mental illnesses are inherently and indefinitely dangerous persist. These perceptions have served to support some of

  • Ouazana v. The Queen, 2020 TCC 124

    [1]  This is an appeal from an assessment against the appellant, made pursuant to Part IX of the Excise Tax Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. E-15, as amended (the “ETA”) by the Quebec Revenue Agency (the “QRA”) on behalf of the Minister of National Revenue (the “Minister”), dated June 22, 2016 and pertaining to the period from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014 (the “Period”).

  • Manzoor-Ul-Haq v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2020 FC 1077

    [1]  This is an application for judicial review of a decision by the Refugee Appeal Division [RAD] of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada [IRB], dated September 18, 2019 [RAD Decision]. In that decision, the RAD confirmed a decision of the Refugee Protection Division [RPD] that the Applicant is not a Convention refugee pursuant to s 96 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act,...

  • Sadeghi v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2020 FC 1079

    [1]  The Applicant, Mr. Kamran Sadeghi, seeks judicial review of the decision of a Senior Immigration Officer [Officer] dated July 3, 2019, rejecting his Pre-Removal Risk Assessment [PRRA] application. The Officer found that there was insufficient corroborating evidence to establish that there is a risk of persecution, torture, cruel or unusual punishment or risk to life, if the Applicant...

  • Sivalingam v. Canada (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness), 2020 FC 1078

    [1]  This is an application for judicial review of a decision of a Canadian Border Services Agency [CBSA] Enforcement Officer [the Officer], dated July 25, 2019 [the Decision], refusing to defer removal of the Applicant, Mr. Mahinthan Sivalingam, from Canada. The Applicant’s removal was scheduled for August 2, 2019. On August 1, 2019, Justice Roussel granted the Applicant’s motion to stay...

  • Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc. v. Pharmascience Inc., 2020 FC 1080

    [1]  This is an action under section 6(1) of the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations (“PMNOC Regulations”) relating to four patents involving the medicine lurasidone. This motion seeks various relief, relating to the affidavit of documents and productions delivered by the Plaintiff, Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd. (“Sumitomo”).

  • 1089391 Ontario Inc. v. The Queen, 2020 TCC 129

    [1]  These Reasons pertain to the Appeal of 1089391 Ontario Inc. in respect of an assessment (the “Rental Property Rebate Assessment”), as set out in a notice of assessment dated December 19, 2014 (the “Rental Property Rebate Notice of Assessment”), [1] issued by the Canada Revenue Agency (the “CRA”) on behalf of the Minister of National Revenue (the “Minister”). The CRA issued the...

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