Blouin v. Canada, (1991) 51 F.T.R. 194 (TD)

Judge:Pinard, J.
Court:Federal Court
Case Date:November 29, 1991
Jurisdiction:Canada (Federal)
Citations:(1991), 51 F.T.R. 194 (TD)
 
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Blouin v. Can. (1991), 51 F.T.R. 194 (TD)

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Pierre Blouin (demandeur) v. Sa majesté la Reine (défenderesse)

(T-410-89)

Indexed As: Blouin v. Canada

Federal Court of Canada

Trial Division

Pinard, J.

November 29, 1991.

Summary:

A penitentiary guard submitted to a strip search on the order of two of his superiors. The guard sued the federal Crown for declaratory relief and damages.

The Federal Court of Canada, Trial Division, allowed the action.

Civil Rights - Topic 8375

Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms - Denial of rights - Remedies - Damages - A penitentiary guard submitted to a strip search on the order of two of his superiors - Subsequently the penitentiary authorities admitted that the search was contrary to the applicable regulatory and administrative provisions and a violation of ss. 9 and 10 of the Charter - The guard sued for declaratory relief and damages - The Federal Court of Canada, Trial Division, allowed the action and assessed damages of $5,000.

Prisons - Topic 1006

Administration - Searches of prison staff - [See Civil Rights - Topic 8375 ].

Cases Noticed:

Danson v. Ontario (Attorney General), [1990] 2 S.C.R. 1086; 112 N.R. 362; 41 O.A.C. 250, refd to. [para. 18].

Statutes Noticed:

Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, 1982, sect. 9, sect. 10 [paras. 1, 15, 23]; sect. 24 [para. 22]; sect. 24(1) [para. 1].

Commissioner's Directives (Penitentiaries), Directive No. 571, sect. 7, sect. 23 [para. 1 et seq.].

Crown Liability Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-50, sect. 3 [para. 22].

Federal Court Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-7, sect. 18 [para. 22].

Penitentiary Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-5, sect. 37 [para. 2].

Penitentiary Act, Penitentiary Service Regulations, C.R.C. 1978, c. 1251, sect. 41(2)(b) [para. 1 et seq.]; sect. 41(3) [para. 2].

Penitentiary Service Regulations - see Penitentiary Act, Penitentiary Service Regulations.

Counsel:

James Cameron, for the plaintiff;

Raymond Piché, for the defendant.

Solicitors of Record:

Soloway, Wright, Ottawa, Ontario, for the plaintiff;

John C. Tait, Q.C., Deputy Attorney General of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, for the defendant.

This case was heard on November 19, and 21, 1991, before Pinard, J., of the Federal Court of Canada, Trial Division, who delivered the following decision on November 29, 1991.

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