Mainland Sawmills Ltd. et al. v. IWA-Canada, Local 1-3567 Society et al., 2006 BCSC 1195

JudgeSinclair Prowse, J.
CourtSupreme Court of British Columbia (Canada)
Case DateMay 23, 2006
JurisdictionBritish Columbia
Citations2006 BCSC 1195;[2006] B.C.T.C. 1195 (SC)

Mainland Sawmills v. IWA, [2006] B.C.T.C. 1195 (SC)

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Temp. Cite: [2006] B.C.T.C. TBEd. AU.058

Mainland Sawmills Ltd., Terminal Forest Products Ltd., Michael de Verteuil, Dave Stuart, Rampal Berar, Hari Gill, Joginer Jugpal, Mohinder Ladhar, Jamie Hadley, Ron Lee, Guiseppe Pinzarrone, Lee Young, Christopher Parnell, Devinder Ladhar, Rajinder Braich, James Lillyman, Efren Ocampo, Major Grewal, Donald Haldorson, Larry Anderson, Bruno Benetton, Bill Vidovic, Vivian Yagabarum, Iqbal Parmar, Dave Raj Khauli, Sohan Mann, Sukhbir Moore, Gustavo Caicedo, Aman Aujla, Dan Rosvold, Alessandro Pinzarrone, Karnail Shergill, Walter Girotto, Surjit Mor, Miguel Perez, Parmjit Birk, Federico Pinzarrone, Dan Griffiths, Jhalman Uppal, Gorman Khayrah, Garry Filgate, Dean Jule, Dwayne Wiebe, Santokh Hiar, Kulwant Kang, Sundeep Gill, Juancho Ocampo, Inderbir Sahi, Joginder Sunner, Avtar Judge, Tomas Navarro, Paul Larocque, Paul Talbot, Balbir Dusanj, Jim McDonald, Narendra Gounder, Jose Sandoval, Victor Alvarez, Gregory Stang, Harpal Berar, Satnam Aujla, Nachhatter Sanghera, Tennes Hamre, Kim Haberman, Surjit Kondola, Nereo Maldonado, Kuldip Gill, Resham Uppal, Mohan Chima, Thersame Mattu, Kanwarjit Sihota, Sean Ward, Bawa Dhesi, Karnail Malhi, Zora Toor, Sukhjinder Auluck, Jose Del Carpio Teran, Victor Tong, Garnet Mushka, Jacquy Pin, Joshua St. Cyr, Rene Lombardo, Satnam Gill, Balhar Kandola, Amarjit Purewal, Parminder Gill, Adam Calverley, Harjinder Sidhu, Jevon Yacyshyn, Gurjant Dhaliwal, Kewal Bahia, Randy Casselman, Lindsay McLean, Donald Vannerus, Robert Berg, Gregory Ho, Mark Renkers, Rod McKenzie, Aaron Montgomery, Kirpal Mand, Mohinder Sapral, Bhupinder Singh Sanghera, Kurt Assen, Pargan Sohal, Jarnail Ajmer Chahal and Rod Chaffee (plaintiffs) v. IWA-Canada, Local 1-3567 Society, Industrial Wood and Allied Workers of Canada, (I.W.A. Canada), CLC, Local Union Number 1-3567, Satnam Singh ("Sonny") Ghag, Barry King, Earl Graham, Matyas Fath, Les Veale, Larry Kellum, Don White, Brian T. Harder, Len Yalowica, Cheryl Williams, Arnie Rancourt, Jim Kilty, Brian Lund, Fred Caroll, Sue Nielsen, Robert Timmins, Aman Sihota, Carl Morgan, Al Bremner, Cathy Vogel, Pat Poroznuk, Norma Lahti, Denis Mosseau, Tony Calla, Lloyd Hill, Mike McDougall, Gary Herman, Dale Skwarchuk, Ray Jones, Grazio Odorisio, Doug Tingley, Dave Somerville, Michael Schween, Keijo Lahti, Mohinder Gidda, Randolph Baust, Ralph Altenried, Keith Legg, Ken Fleming, Mike Lee, Jack Bigg, Patrick Goslawski, Roger Rudyk, Any Elesko, Balder Hundal, Kulbir Thandi, Mike Kelley, Bill Boone, Ray Hudon, Rick Randy, Jim Sim, Trevor Richardson, Philip Rose, Dale G. Johnson, Jim Ferris, Jeff Lavigne, Martin Cheremkora, Ron Pastor, Wayne Milligan, Iqbal Purewal, Gurdial Dyal and John Doe for all other persons whose names are presently unknown to the plaintiffs (defendants)

(S041160; 2006 BCSC 1195)

Indexed As: Mainland Sawmills Ltd. et al. v. IWA-Canada, Local 1-3567 Society et al.

British Columbia Supreme Court

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Sinclair Prowse, J.

August 8, 2006.

Summary:

This headnote contains no summary.

Torts - Topic 3165

Trespass - Trespass to person - Harassment - See paragraphs 1 to 30.

Counsel:

D.C. Harbottle and J.H. Bryant, for the plaintiff;

K. Young and J. Mistry, for the defendants, United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, formally known as IWA-Canada, Local 1-3567 Society, Ralph Altenried, Randolph Baust, Bill Boone, Al Bremner, Martin Cheremkora, Jim Ferris, Patrick Goslawski, Lloyd Hill, Ray Hudon, Balder Hundal, Jim Kilty, Keijo Lahti, Norma Lahti, Jeff Lavigne, Brian Lund, Wayne Milligan, Carl Morgan, Denis Mosseau, Ron Paster, Pat Poroznuk, Grazio Odorisio, Iqbal Purewal, Arnie Rancourt, Phil Rose, Michael Schween, Aman Sihota, Jim Sim, Dale Skwarchuk, Dave Sommerville, Kulbir Thandi and Cathy Vogel.

This application was heard on April 11 and May 23, 2006, by Sinclair Prowse, J., of the British Columbia Supreme Court, who delivered the following decision on August 8, 2006.

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