Nova Scotia v. Beaver et al., (1984) 66 N.S.R.(2d) 419 (TD)

Court:Supreme Court of Nova Scotia
Case Date:December 19, 1984
Jurisdiction:Nova Scotia
Citations:(1984), 66 N.S.R.(2d) 419 (TD)
 
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N.S. v. Beaver (1984), 66 N.S.R.(2d) 419 (TD);

    152 A.P.R. 419

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Attorney General of Nova Scotia v. Beaver, Fullager et al.

(1984 S.H. No. 49769)

Indexed As: Nova Scotia v. Beaver et al.

Nova Scotia Supreme Court

Trial Division

MacIntosh, J. (In Chambers)

December 19, 1984.

Summary:

The Attorney General of Nova Scotia applied for an injunction to restrain several prostitutes and any others having knowledge of the injunction from engaging, causing or contributing to public nuisance by way of certain specified activities. The Attorney General then applied for an interim injunction to be effective until the conclusion of the main trial. The Nova Scotia Supreme Court, Trial Division, refused to grant the injunction, because the court did not consider an interim injunction to be the proper procedure.

Injunctions - Topic 1610

Interlocutory or interim injunctions - Circumstances when injunction will not be granted - Criminal matters - To restrain prostitution - The Attorney General of Nova Scotia applied for an interim injunction to restrain the activities of prostitutes in downtown Halifax - The Nova Scotia Supreme Court, Trial Division, disapproved of the procedure of enforcing the criminal law with a civil remedy and dismissed the Attorney General's claim for the interim injunction - See paragraphs 1 to 26.

Injunctions - Topic 7078

Particular matters - Violation of statute - Criminal statute - Prostitution - The Attorney General of Nova Scotia applied for an interim injunction to restrain the activities of prostitutes in downtown Halifax - The Nova Scotia Supreme Court, Trial Division, disapproved of the procedure of enforcing the criminal law with a civil remedy and dismissed the Attorney General's claim for the interim injunction - See paragraphs 1 to 26.

Practice - Topic 687

Parties - Intervenors - Amicus curiae - The Nova Scotia Supreme Court, Trial Division, refused an application by the Nova Scotia Civil Liberties Association to intervene in proceedings as amicus curiae, where the association's concerns were the same as those set forth in one of the party's briefs - See paragraphs 7, 8.

Cases Noticed:

Grice v. The Queen Press, 11 D.L.R.(2d) 699 (Ont. H.C.), refd to. [para 7].

R. v. Hutt (1978), 19 N.R. 331, refd to. [para. 11].

American Cyanamid Company v. Ethicon Limited, [1975] 1 All E.R. 504 (H.L.), refd to. [para. 14].

R. v. Westendorp (1983), 46 N.R. 30; 41 A.R. 306, refd to. [para. 17].

Robinson v. Adams, 56 O.L.R. 217, refd to. [para. 21].

R. v. Munroe (1983), 41 O.R.(2d) 754 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 24].

Statutes Noticed:

Criminal Code of Canada, R.S.C. 1970, c. C-34, sect. 195.1 [para. 25].

Civil Procedure Rules (N.S.), rule 8.02 [para. 7]; rule 43.01(4) [para. 12].

Authors and Works Noticed:

Linden, Canadian Tort Law (3rd Ed.), p. 351 [para. 16].

Sharpe on Injunctions, p. 274 [para. 22].

Winfield on Tort (11th Ed.), p. 353 [para. 15].

Counsel:

R.M. Endres and R.R. Duplak, for the Attorney General of Nova Scotia;

F.A. Cacchione, for Lorna Marie Beaver;

A.S. Derrick, for Pam Skinner, Joanne Elizabeth Lively, Kim Rose Ellis, Denise Fraser, Suzanne Gloria Parsons, and Anna Bottomley;

C.M. Garson, for Judith Houghton.

This application was heard in Chambers on December 5, 14 and 19, 1984, before MacIntosh, J., of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court, Trial Division, who delivered the following decision orally at the conclusion of the hearing on December 19, 1984:

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