Manarey v. Northwest Territories (Commissioner), Lester and Firth, (1983) 46 A.R. 223 (NWTSC)

Judgede Weerdt, J.
CourtSupreme Court of Northwest Territories (Canada)
Case DateJuly 07, 1983
JurisdictionNorthwest Territories
Citations(1983), 46 A.R. 223 (NWTSC)

Manarey v. NWT (Commr.) (1983), 46 A.R. 223 (NWTSC)

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Manarey v. Commissioner of Northwest Territories (respondent), Lester and Firth (third parties)

(No. SC 6745)

Indexed As: Manarey v. Northwest Territories (Commissioner), Lester and Firth

Northwest Territories Supreme Court

de Weerdt, J.

July 15, 1983.

Summary:

The victim of a beating, which caused permanent brain damage that left him unable to work, applied for compensation under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Ordinance. The Northwest Territories Supreme Court allowed the application, awarding him a $7,500 lump sum payment and periodic payments equalling the maximum capital amount of $50,000.

Crime Victims' Compensation - Topic 1445

Compensation - Entitlement - Loss of income - Future income - The victim of a beating, which caused permanent brain damage that left him unable to work, applied for compensation under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Ordinance - The victim sought compensation for the loss of future earnings - The Northwest Territories Supreme Court held that the loss of future earnings was compensable under s. 5(1)(b) of the Ordinance - See paragraphs 13 to 27.

Crime Victims' Compensation - Topic 1646

Compensation - Awards - Particular injuries - Brain damage - A man applied for compensation under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Ordinance after he suffered a beating which caused him permanent brain damage that left him unable to do work - The Northwest Territories Supreme Court awarded him a $7,500 lump sum payment and periodic payments equally the maximum capital amount of $50,000 - See paragraph 28.

Cases Noticed:

Re Evans (1978), 3 A.C.W.S. 162 (N.W.T.S.C.), refd to. [para. 14].

Re Garet and Criminal Injuries Compensation Ordinance, [1975] 5 W.W.R. 36, refd to. [para. 17].

Re Bird (1970), Sask. L. Rev. 75, refd to. [para. 18].

Brittany v. New Brunswick (1976), 13 N.B.R.(2d) 507; 13 A.P.R. 507, refd to. [para. 18].

St. Lawrence & Ottawa Ry. v. Lett (1885), 11 S.C.R. 422, refd to. [para. 20].

Agnew v. Ellen, [1936] 3 W.W.R. 337 (B.C.S.C.), refd to. [para. 20].

Andrews v. Grand & Toy Alberta Ltd., [1978] 2 S.C.R. 229; 83 D.L.R.(3d) 452; 8 A.R. 182; [1978] 1 W.W.R. 577; 3 C.C.L.T. 225; 19 N.R. 50, refd to. [para. 24].

Statutes Noticed:

Criminal Injuries Compensation Ordinance, R.O.N.W.T. 1974, c. C-23, sect. 5(1),(2) [para. 14]; sect. 20(1) [para. 8]; sect. 22(2) [para. 13].

Interpretation Ordinance, R.O.N.W.T. 1974, c. I-3, sect. 11 [para. 22].

Authors and Works Noticed:

Burns, Criminal Injuries Compensation, p. 233 [para. 15].

Counsel:

Earl Johnson, for the applicant;

G.K. Phillips, for the respondent;

John Z. Vertes, for Charles Firth.

This case was heard on July 7, 1983, at Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, before de Weerdt, J., of the Northwest Territories Supreme Court, who delivered the following judgment on July 15, 1983:

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