Canada (Attorney General) v. Fairmont Hotels Inc., 2016 SCC 56

JurisdictionFederal Jurisdiction (Canada)
JudgeMcLachlin, Beverley; Abella, Rosalie Silberman; Cromwell, Thomas Albert; Moldaver, Michael J.; Karakatsanis, Andromache; Wagner, Richard; Gascon, Clément; Côté, Suzanne; Brown, Russell
Citation2016 SCC 56,[2016] 2 SCR 720,[2016] SCJ No 56 (QL)
Date09 December 2016
CourtSupreme Court (Canada)
Docket Number36606
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207 practice notes
  • Weir-Jones Technical Services Incorporated v Purolator Courier Ltd, 2019 ABCA 49
    • Canada
    • Court of Appeal (Alberta)
    • February 6, 2019
    ...standard of proof in civil law: proof on a balance of probabilities. That standard was confirmed in Canada (A. G.) v Fairmont Hotels Inc., 2016 SCC 56 at paras. 35-7, [2016] 2 SCR 720. Specifically, “obvious”, “unassailable” and “very high likelihood” are no longer recognized standards of p......
  • Canada (Attorney General) v. Collins Family Trust, 2022 SCC 26
    • Canada
    • Supreme Court (Canada)
    • June 17, 2022
    ...is barred by a limiting principle of equity and by principles of tax law stated in Canada (Attorney General) v. Fairmont Hotels Inc., 2016 SCC 56, [2016] 2 S.C.R. 720 , and Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. v. Canada (Attorney General), 2016 SCC 55 , [2016] 2 S.C.R. 670 . Accordingly, the trus......
  • Owners, Strata Plan LMS 3905 v. Crystal Square Parking Corp., 2020 SCC 29
    • Canada
    • Supreme Court (Canada)
    • October 23, 2020
    ...Housen v. Nikolaisen, 2002 SCC 33, [2002] 2 S.C.R. 235; Uber v. Heller, 2020 SCC 16; Canada (Attorney General) v. Fairmont Hotels Inc., 2016 SCC 56, [2016] 2 S.C.R. 720; Amberwood Investments Limited v. Durham Condominium Corporation No. 123 (2002), 58 O.R. (3d) 481; The Owners, Strata Plan......
  • Court Of Appeal Summaries (November 22-26, 2021)
    • Canada
    • Mondaq Canada
    • November 30, 2021
    ...2012 ONSC 549, Juliar v. Canada (Attorney General) (2000), 50 O.R. (3d) 728 (C.A.), Canada (Attorney General) v. Fairmont Hotels Inc., 2016 SCC 56, Dunham v. Apollo Tours Ltd. (1978), 20 O.R. (2d) 3 (H.C.), Penner v. Niagara (Regional Police Services Board), 2013 SCC 19, Ewert v. Canada, 20......
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  • Weir-Jones Technical Services Incorporated v Purolator Courier Ltd, 2019 ABCA 49
    • Canada
    • Court of Appeal (Alberta)
    • February 6, 2019
    ...standard of proof in civil law: proof on a balance of probabilities. That standard was confirmed in Canada (A. G.) v Fairmont Hotels Inc., 2016 SCC 56 at paras. 35-7, [2016] 2 SCR 720. Specifically, “obvious”, “unassailable” and “very high likelihood” are no longer recognized standards of p......
  • Canada (Attorney General) v. Collins Family Trust, 2022 SCC 26
    • Canada
    • Supreme Court (Canada)
    • June 17, 2022
    ...is barred by a limiting principle of equity and by principles of tax law stated in Canada (Attorney General) v. Fairmont Hotels Inc., 2016 SCC 56, [2016] 2 S.C.R. 720 , and Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. v. Canada (Attorney General), 2016 SCC 55 , [2016] 2 S.C.R. 670 . Accordingly, the trus......
  • Owners, Strata Plan LMS 3905 v. Crystal Square Parking Corp., 2020 SCC 29
    • Canada
    • Supreme Court (Canada)
    • October 23, 2020
    ...Housen v. Nikolaisen, 2002 SCC 33, [2002] 2 S.C.R. 235; Uber v. Heller, 2020 SCC 16; Canada (Attorney General) v. Fairmont Hotels Inc., 2016 SCC 56, [2016] 2 S.C.R. 720; Amberwood Investments Limited v. Durham Condominium Corporation No. 123 (2002), 58 O.R. (3d) 481; The Owners, Strata Plan......
  • Nelson (City) v. Mowatt, 2017 SCC 8
    • Canada
    • Supreme Court (Canada)
    • February 17, 2017
    ...2008 SCC 53, [2008] 3 S.C.R. 41; Delgamuukw v. British Columbia, [1997] 3 S.C.R. 1010; Canada (Attorney General) v. Fairmont Hotels Inc., 2016 SCC 56, [2016] 2 S.C.R. 720; Tweedie v. The King (1915), 52 S.C.R. 197; Attorney‑General for British Columbia v. Canadian Pacific Railway, [1906] A.......
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62 firm's commentaries
  • Court Of Appeal Summaries (November 22-26, 2021)
    • Canada
    • Mondaq Canada
    • November 30, 2021
    ...2012 ONSC 549, Juliar v. Canada (Attorney General) (2000), 50 O.R. (3d) 728 (C.A.), Canada (Attorney General) v. Fairmont Hotels Inc., 2016 SCC 56, Dunham v. Apollo Tours Ltd. (1978), 20 O.R. (2d) 3 (H.C.), Penner v. Niagara (Regional Police Services Board), 2013 SCC 19, Ewert v. Canada, 20......
  • Court Of Appeal Summaries (April 27 ' May 1)
    • Canada
    • Mondaq Canada
    • May 12, 2020
    ...Property, Agreements of Purchase and Sale of Land, Equitable Remedies, Rectification, Canada (Attorney General) v Fairmont Hotels Inc., 2016 SCC 56, Sattva Capital Corp v Creston Moly Corp, 2014 SCC 53 , Dynamic Transport Ltd v O.K. Detailing Ltd, [1978] 2 SCR 1072 Lum v College of Physi......
  • COURT OF APPEAL SUMMARIES (APRIL 27 – MAY 1)
    • Canada
    • LexBlog Canada
    • May 4, 2020
    ...Property, Agreements of Purchase and Sale of Land, Equitable Remedies, Rectification, Canada (Attorney General) v Fairmont Hotels Inc., 2016 SCC 56, Sattva Capital Corp v Creston Moly Corp, 2014 SCC 53 , Dynamic Transport Ltd v O.K. Detailing Ltd, [1978] 2 SCR 1072 Lum v College of Phys......
  • COURT OF APPEAL SUMMARIES (February 19 – February 23)
    • Canada
    • LexBlog Canada
    • March 3, 2024
    ...ONSC 8150, Daradick v. McKeand Estate, 2012 ONSC 5622, Hofman v. Lougheed et al., 2023 ONSC 3437, Canada (A.G.) v. Fairmont Hotels Inc, 2016 SCC 56, Johnson v. Johnson, 2022 ONCA 682, Gironda v. Gironda, 2013 ONSC 4133, Spence v. BMO Trust Co., 2016 ONCA 196, Lipson v. Lipson (2009), 52 E.T......
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12 books & journal articles
  • Table of cases
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books The Law of Equitable Remedies - Third edition
    • November 18, 2023
    ...United Against Violence Society, 2012 SCC 45 .................................. 348, 352 Canada (Attorney General) v Fairmont Hotels Inc, 2016 SCC 56 ............ xxii, 682, 684, 685–86, 687, 690, 692, 694, 695, 696, 697, 699, 702 Canada (Attorney General) v Hoverlift Systems Ltd (1981), 36......
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    • Canada
    • Casebook Collection Cases and Materials on Contracts, 7th Edition
    • May 8, 2023
    ...138 Canada (AG) v Collins Family Trust , 2022 SCC 26 ................................... 485, 759 Canada (AG) v Fairmont Hotels Inc, 2016 SCC 56, [2016] 2 SCR 720 .............. 479, 694, 759 Canada Foundry Co Ltd v Edmonton Portland Cement Co Ltd , [1913] 1 WWR 382 (Alta) ....... 56 Canadi......
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    • Canada
    • Casebook Collection Evidence: A Canadian Casebook, 5th Edition Preliminary Content
    • May 8, 2020
    ...687 Canada (AG) v Distribution GVA Inc , 2018 FCA 146 ...................................... 820 Canada (AG) v Fairmont Hotels Inc , 2016 SCC 56 ........................................ 876 Canada (AG) v Federation of Law Societies of Canada , 2015 SCC 7 ........................ 686 Canada ......
  • Burden and Quantum of Proof
    • Canada
    • Casebook Collection Evidence: A Canadian Casebook, 5th Edition Part IV. Further Aspects of Proof
    • May 8, 2020
    ...or consequences. However, these considerations do not change the standard of proof. See also Canada (AG) v Fairmont Hotels Inc , 2016 SCC 56 . Note, however, that a legislature may impose a different standard of proof for particular types of claims; see British Columbia (Workers’ Compensati......
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