Royal Bank of Canada v. Wheaton Pontiac Buick Cadillac GMC Ltd. and Deschner, (1990) 88 Sask.R. 151 (QB)

JudgeWedge, J.
CourtCourt of Queen's Bench of Saskatchewan (Canada)
Case DateNovember 09, 1990
JurisdictionSaskatchewan
Citations(1990), 88 Sask.R. 151 (QB)

Royal Bk. v. Wheaton Pontiac Buick (1990), 88 Sask.R. 151 (QB)

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The Royal Bank of Canada (applicant) v. Wheaton Pontiac Buick Cadillac GMC Ltd. and Robert Deschner (respondents)

(No. 4013 A.D. 1990)

Indexed As: Royal Bank of Canada v. Wheaton Pontiac Buick Cadillac GMC Ltd. and Deschner

Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench

Judicial Centre of Saskatoon

Wedge, J.

November 9, 1990.

Summary:

A bank financed an automobile dealer's inventory. Although the bank perfected its security by registration, the legislation did not require it to register the vehicles' serial numbers. The dealer went out of business. After the disposition of its business premises, the dealer disposed of the remaining four vehicles by selling them to Stieben. Stieben repaired and resold cars, but was not a licensed automobile dealer. Stieben resold one to Deschner. Deschner made serial number searches in two provinces but failed to detect the bank's interest. The vehicle was later seized by the bank. The subsequent owners claimed the bank's interest lost its priority under s. 30(1) of the Personal Property Security Act because the vehicle was sold by the dealer in the ordinary course of business.

The Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench held the bank's interest retained its priority.

Personal Property - Topic 6211

Security interests - Priorities - Inventory financier - A bank financed an automobile dealer's inventory - The bank registered its security interest - It was not required to register the vehicles' serial numbers - The dealer went out of business - It sold the remnants of its inventory to Stieben, who repaired cars - Stieben resold one to Deschner - Deschner's search failed to disclose the bank's interest - The bank later seized the vehicle - The Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench ruled that the bank retained its priority because the dealer had not sold the vehicle in the ordinary course of business - See paragraph 30.

Personal Property - Topic 6463

Security interests - Loss of title to third parties - Goods sold in the ordinary course of business - What constitutes - [See Personal Property - Topic 6211].

Cases Noticed:

Fairline Boats Ltd. v. Leger et al. (1980), 1 P.P.S.A.C. 218, consd. [para. 15].

Royal Bank of Canada v. 216200 Alberta Ltd. et al. (1986), 51 Sask.R. 146; 6 P.P.S.A.C. 277, consd. [para. 16].

Ford Motor Credit Co. of Canada Ltd. v. Centre Motors of Brampton Ltd. (1982), 38 O.R.(2d) 516, refd to. [para. 17].

Camco Inc. v. Frances Olson Realty (1979) Ltd. et al. (1987), 50 Sask.R. 161, consd. [para. 17].

Statutes Noticed:

Personal Property Security Act, S.S. 1979-80, c. P-6.1, sect. 30(1) [para. 10].

Authors and Works Noticed:

Clark, The Law of Secured Transactions under the Uniform Commercial Code, p. 12-6 [para. 11].

Cuming and Wood, Handbook on the Saskatchewan Personal Property Security Act, p. 170 [para. 12].

Counsel:

R.G. Gall, for the applicant, Royal Bank;

W.D. Leis, for Wheaton Pontiac;

A.W. Mathiason, for Robert Deschner.

This matter was heard by Wedge, J., of the Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench, Judicial Centre of Saskatoon, who delivered the following judgment on November 9, 1990.

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    ...Columbia (1992), 77 CCC (3d) 365 (BCCA) ......................... 25, 26 Bank of Canada v Wheaton Pontiac Buick Cadillac GMC Ltd (1990), 88 Sask R 151 (QB) .................................................................................274–75 Bank of Montreal v Dynex Petroleum Ltd, 2002 SC......
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    ..., 15 PPSAC (2d) 61 , [1999] SCJ No 59 .....................679, 749 Royal Bank of Canada v Wheaton Pontiac Buick Cadillac GMAC Ltd (1990), 88 Sask R 151, 1 PPSAC (2d) 131 , [1990] SJ No 558 (QB) ..............440 Royal Bank of Canada v White Cross Properties Ltd (1984), 34 Sask R 315 ,......
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    ...3 SCR 408 , 15 PPSAC (2d) 61 , [1999] SCJ No 59 ............ 623, 690 Royal Bank of Canada v Wheaton Pontiac Buick Cadillac GMAC Ltd (1990), 88 Sask R 151, 1 PPSAC (2d) 131 , [1990] SJ No 558 (QB) ............. 395 Royal Bank of Canada v White Cross Properties Ltd (1984), 34 Sask R 315 ,......
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    ...auction. One of those cars was accepted as a trade-in by Wheaton 138 Ibid , s 30(2). 139 [1986] 6 WWR 258, 50 Sask R 161 (CA). 140 (1990) 88 Sask R 151 (QB). Competing Rights 275 and sold to a buyer. Although the sale by Wheaton was in the ordinary course of its business as a car dealer, th......
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    • Canada
    • Irwin Books Personal Property Security Law - Third Edition
    • July 26, 2022
    ..., 15 PPSAC (2d) 61 , [1999] SCJ No 59 .....................679, 749 Royal Bank of Canada v Wheaton Pontiac Buick Cadillac GMAC Ltd (1990), 88 Sask R 151, 1 PPSAC (2d) 131 , [1990] SJ No 558 (QB) ..............440 Royal Bank of Canada v White Cross Properties Ltd (1984), 34 Sask R 315 ,......
  • Table of Cases
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books Archive Personal Property Security Law. Second Edition
    • June 18, 2012
    ...3 SCR 408 , 15 PPSAC (2d) 61 , [1999] SCJ No 59 ............ 623, 690 Royal Bank of Canada v Wheaton Pontiac Buick Cadillac GMAC Ltd (1990), 88 Sask R 151, 1 PPSAC (2d) 131 , [1990] SJ No 558 (QB) ............. 395 Royal Bank of Canada v White Cross Properties Ltd (1984), 34 Sask R 315 ,......
  • Table of Cases
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books The Law of Property
    • August 5, 2021
    ...Columbia (1992), 77 CCC (3d) 365 (BCCA) ......................... 25, 26 Bank of Canada v Wheaton Pontiac Buick Cadillac GMC Ltd (1990), 88 Sask R 151 (QB) .................................................................................274–75 Bank of Montreal v Dynex Petroleum Ltd, 2002 SC......
  • Competing Rights
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books The Law of Property
    • August 5, 2021
    ...auction. One of those cars was accepted as a trade-in by Wheaton 138 Ibid , s 30(2). 139 [1986] 6 WWR 258, 50 Sask R 161 (CA). 140 (1990) 88 Sask R 151 (QB). Competing Rights 275 and sold to a buyer. Although the sale by Wheaton was in the ordinary course of its business as a car dealer, th......
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