Daniska Estate v. Heli-Max Ltd., [2005] Nunavut Cases 14 (CJ)

JudgeJohnson, J.
CourtNunavut Court of Justice (Canada)
Case DateApril 28, 2005
JurisdictionNunavut
Citations[2005] Nunavut Cases 14 (CJ);2005 NUCJ 14

Daniska Estate v. Heli-Max Ltd., [2005] Nunavut Cases 14 (CJ)

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Temp. Cite: [2005] Nunavut Cases TBEd. SE.137

Heli-Max Limited and the Estate of Charles Caron (applicants) v. Walter Daniska as Administrator of the Estate of Michael Eugene Daniska (respondent)

(CV 0300371; 2005 NUCJ 14)

Indexed As: Daniska Estate v. Heli-Max Ltd. et al.

Nunavut Court of Justice

Iqaluit

Johnson, J.

September 7, 2005.

Summary:

This headnote contains no summary.

Damages - Topic 2326

Torts causing death - Loss of expectation of life - General principles - See paragraphs 7 to 21.

Damages - Topic 2384

Torts causing death - Particular damage claims - Loss of future income (incl. lost years claim) - See paragraphs 22 to 42.

Workers' Compensation - Topic 112

General principles - Effect of statute on other causes of action - Derivative action by family of employee against employer covered by Act - See paragraphs 43 to 45.

Cases Noticed:

Paneak Estate et al. v. Heli-Max Ltd. et al., [2005] Nunavut Cases 15; 2005 NUCJ 15, refd to. [para. 5].

Ferraiuolo Estate v. Olson (2004), 357 A.R. 68; 334 W.A.C. 68; 2004 ABCA 281, refd to. [para. 7].

Rose v. Ford, [1937] 3 All E.R. 359; [1937] A.C. 826 (H.L.), refd to. [para. 9].

Major v. Bruer, [1938] O.R. 1 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 10].

Bechthold v. Osbaldeston, [1953] 2 S.C.R. 177; [1953] 4 D.L.R. 783, refd to. [para. 10].

England v. Lamb (1918), 42 O.L.R. 60 (H.C.), refd to. [para. 10].

Crosby Estate v. O'Reilly, [1975] 2 S.C.R. 381; 2 N.R. 338; [1974] 6 W.W.R. 475, refd to. [para. 12].

Berg v. Northern Mountain Airlines Ltd. (1970), 73 W.W.R.(N.S.) 481 (N.W.T.C.A.), refd to. [para. 15].

Lepine v. Demeule, [1973] 3 W.W.R. 732; 36 D.L.R.(3d) 388 (N.W.T.C.A.), refd to. [para. 15].

Holan Estate v. Stanton Regional Health Board, 2002 NWTSC 26, refd to. [para. 16].

Tilson Estate v. Summit Air Charters Ltd., 2005 NWTSC 12, refd to. [para. 17].

Andrews et al. v. Grand & Toy (Alberta) Ltd. et al., [1978] 2 S.C.R. 229; 19 N.R. 50; 8 A.R. 182, refd to. [para. 22].

Skelton v. Collins (1966), 115 C.L.R. 94 (Aust. H.C.), refd to. [para. 22].

Pickett v. British Rail Engineering, [1980] A.C. 136; [1979] 1 All E.R. 774 (H.L.), refd to. [para. 22].

Gammell v. Wilson, [1982] A.C. 27; [1981] 1 All E.R. 578 (H.L.), refd to. [para. 23].

Oliver v. Ashman, [1962] 2 Q.B. 210; [1961] 3 W.L.R. 669; [1961] 3 All E.R. 323 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 24].

Fitch v. Hyde-Cates (1982), 150 C.L.R. 482; 39 A.L.R. 581 (Aust. H.C.), refd to. [para. 27].

Galand Estate v. Stewart, [1993] 4 W.W.R. 205; 135 A.R. 129; 33 W.A.C. 129 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 29].

MacLean et al. v. MacDonald (2002), 201 N.S.R.(2d) 237; 629 A.P.R. 237; 211 D.L.R.(4th) 474; 2002 NSCA 30, refd to. [para. 32].

Grennan Estate v. Reddoch et al. (2002), 176 B.C.A.C. 83; 290 W.A.C. 83; 2002 YKCA 16, refd to. [para. 32].

MacKay Estate v. Smith (2003), 230 Nfld. & P.E.I.R. 178; 682 A.P.R. 178; 2003 PESCAD 27, refd to. [para. 32].

Cairney v. MacQueen, [1956] S.C.R. 555; 3 D.L.R.(2d) 481, refd to. [para. 35].

Allan Estate v. Co-operators Life Insurance Co. et al. (1999), 117 B.C.A.C. 237; 191 W.A.C. 237; 1999 BCCA 35, refd to. [para. 35].

R. v. Jobidon, [1991] 2 S.C.R. 714; 128 N.R. 321; 49 O.A.C. 83; 66 C.C.C.(3d) 454, refd to. [para. 40].

Duncan Estate v. Baddeley (2000), 266 A.R. 323; 228 W.A.C. 323; 192 D.L.R.(4th) 53; 2000 ABCA 277, refd to. [para. 41].

Brooks et al. v. Stefura (2000), 266 A.R. 239; 228 W.A.C. 239; 2000 ABCA 276, refd to. [para. 41].

Statutes Noticed:

Workers' Compensation Act (Nunavut), R.S.N.W.T. 1988, c. W-6, sect. 12(2) [para. 44].

Authors and Works Noticed:

Cooper-Stephenson, Kenneth D., and Saunders, Iwan B., Personal Injury Damages in Canada (2nd Ed. 1996), pp. 726 [para. 6, footnote 1]; 741 [para. 14, footnote 2].

Counsel:

Robert J. Fenn, Patrick H. Floyd and Michael Penner, for the applicants/defendants;

Joe Fiorante, for the respondent/plaintiff.

This case was heard on April 28, 2005, by Johnson, J., of the Nunavut Court of Justice, who released the following judgment on September 7, 2005.

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    • Canada
    • Nunavut Court of Appeal (Canada)
    • May 16, 2006
    ...arrived and picked up Paneak. He was hospitalized but died from his injuries several days later. Chambers Decisions - Daniska v. Heli-Max, 2005 NUCJ 14; Paneak v. Heli-Max, 2005 NUCJ 15 [9] According to Paneak's estate's Statement of Claim, the Workers' Compensation Board o......
  • Public Trustee of Nunavut v. Penner, 2007 NUCJ 8
    • Canada
    • Nunavut Nunavut Court of Justice (Canada)
    • February 14, 2007
    ...of actions legislation may include a claim for damages for pain and suffering and loss of future earnings. (See Daniska v. Heli-Max, 2005 NUCJ 14, 2005 Nu.J. No.15, 2006 NUCA 04, 2006 Nu.J. No.18). However, the current matter is an estate action for the beneficiaries and, in this case, the ......
  • Paneak Estate v. Heli-Max Ltd., 2005 NUCJ 15
    • Canada
    • Nunavut Nunavut Court of Justice (Canada)
    • April 28, 2005
    ...I. INTRODUCTION [1] Johnson, J. : As noted in the companion judgment of Daniska v. Heli-max, 2005 NUCJ 14, Adamie Paneak was a passenger in the helicopter with Michael Daniska on August 9, 2001 when it crashed near Baffin Island, Nunavut. He was conscious after the accident and also suffere......
  • Diavik Diamond v. Tahera Diamond, 2009 NUCJ 5
    • Canada
    • Nunavut Nunavut Court of Justice (Canada)
    • February 20, 2009
    ...and the limited economic activity in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. A good example of this reality is in Daniska v. Heli-Max, 2005 NUCJ 14, 2005 CarswellNun 16, where I considered sections of the Trustee Act, R.S.N.W.T. 1988, c. T-8, that the legislature had not changed since 1905. ......
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  • Paneak Estate v. Heli-Max Ltd.,
    • Canada
    • Nunavut Court of Appeal (Canada)
    • May 16, 2006
    ...arrived and picked up Paneak. He was hospitalized but died from his injuries several days later. Chambers Decisions - Daniska v. Heli-Max, 2005 NUCJ 14; Paneak v. Heli-Max, 2005 NUCJ 15 [9] According to Paneak's estate's Statement of Claim, the Workers' Compensation Board o......
  • Public Trustee of Nunavut v. Penner, 2007 NUCJ 8
    • Canada
    • Nunavut Nunavut Court of Justice (Canada)
    • February 14, 2007
    ...of actions legislation may include a claim for damages for pain and suffering and loss of future earnings. (See Daniska v. Heli-Max, 2005 NUCJ 14, 2005 Nu.J. No.15, 2006 NUCA 04, 2006 Nu.J. No.18). However, the current matter is an estate action for the beneficiaries and, in this case, the ......
  • Paneak Estate v. Heli-Max Ltd., 2005 NUCJ 15
    • Canada
    • Nunavut Nunavut Court of Justice (Canada)
    • April 28, 2005
    ...I. INTRODUCTION [1] Johnson, J. : As noted in the companion judgment of Daniska v. Heli-max, 2005 NUCJ 14, Adamie Paneak was a passenger in the helicopter with Michael Daniska on August 9, 2001 when it crashed near Baffin Island, Nunavut. He was conscious after the accident and also suffere......
  • Diavik Diamond v. Tahera Diamond, 2009 NUCJ 5
    • Canada
    • Nunavut Nunavut Court of Justice (Canada)
    • February 20, 2009
    ...and the limited economic activity in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. A good example of this reality is in Daniska v. Heli-Max, 2005 NUCJ 14, 2005 CarswellNun 16, where I considered sections of the Trustee Act, R.S.N.W.T. 1988, c. T-8, that the legislature had not changed since 1905. ......

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