Public Trustee (N.W.T.) et al. v. Vinthers et al., [2003] Northwest Terr. Cases 54 (SC)

JudgeSchuler, J.
CourtSupreme Court of Northwest Territories (Canada)
Case DateAugust 28, 2003
JurisdictionNorthwest Territories
Citations[2003] Northwest Terr. Cases 54 (SC);2003 NWTSC 54

Public Trustee v. Vinthers, [2003] Northwest Terr. Cases 54 (SC)

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Temp. Cite: [2003] Northwest Terr. Cases TBEd. OC.060

The Public Trustee for the Northwest Territories, Administrator of the Estate of Rufus Irish, deceased, on behalf and for the Benefit of Bernice Aviogana, Raymond Firth, Charlene Firth, Nellie Elanik, Norma Gordon and Derek Kowana (plaintiffs) v. Cindy Vinthers, Yvonne Elias, Charles Elanik, Peter Kunnert, Wayneen Ho, Wendy Imhoff, Katherine Veitch, Mary MacLeod, Josie Irlbacher, Braam Jacob de Klerk, Jane Doe #1, Jane Doe #2, Inuvik Regional Health Board operating hospitals known as The Inuvik Regional Hospital and Sachs Harbour Health Centre (defendants)

(CV 06705; 2003 NWTSC 54)

Indexed As: Public Trustee (N.W.T.) et al. v. Vinthers et al.

Northwest Territories Supreme Court

Schuler, J.

September 25, 2003.


This headnote contains no summary.

Practice - Topic 602

Parties - Adding or substituting parties - General principles - What constitutes a change of parties - See paragraphs 1 to 30.

Practice - Topic 2110

Pleadings - Amendment of pleadings - Adding new cause of action - See paragraphs 1 to 30.

Practice - Topic 2111

Pleadings - Amendment of pleadings - Prohibition against adding new action which is statute barred - See paragraphs 31 to 38.

Cases Noticed:

Irish v. MacKenzie Hotel, [1997] N.W.T.J. No. 82 (S.C.), refd to. [para. 19].

Weiss et al. v. Czarniecki (2000), 296 A.R. 347 (Q.B.), refd to. [para. 20].

Hu et al. v. Wang et al. (2003), 327 A.R. 382; 296 W.A.C. 382 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 21].

Scotia Mortgage Corp. v. Goss and Goss (1987), 83 A.R. 15 (Q.B. Master), refd to. [para. 23].

Holan Estate v. Stanton Regional Health Board, [2002] N.W.T.J. No. 24 (S.C.), refd to. [para. 27].

Norn v. Stanton Regional Hospital, [1998] N.W.T.J. No. 88 (S.C.), refd to. [para. 33].

Onishenko Estate v. Quinlan, [1972] S.C.R. 380, refd to. [para. 34].


Joe Miller, for the plaintiffs;

Jon P. Rossall, for the defendants, Peter Kuhnert, Wei-Nung Ho and Braam Jacob de Klerk;

Garth Malakoe, for the defendants, Inuvik Regional Health Board and Vinthers, Elias, Imhoff, Veithch, MacLeod and Irlbacher.

This application was heard at Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, on August 28, 2003, before Schuler, J., of the Northwest Territories Supreme Court, who delivered the following judgment on September 25, 2003.

Please note: The following judgment has not been edited.

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