Telus Com. Inc. v. TWU, [2006] B.C.T.C. 16 (SC)

JudgeBurnyeat, J.
CourtSupreme Court of British Columbia (Canada)
Case DateJanuary 30, 2006
JurisdictionBritish Columbia
Citations[2006] B.C.T.C. 16 (SC);2006 BCSC 16

Telus Com. Inc. v. TWU, [2006] B.C.T.C. 16 (SC)

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Temp. Cite: [2006] B.C.T.C. TBEd. FE.037

Telus Communications Inc., Tele-Mobile Company and TM Mobile Inc. (plaintiffs) v. Telecommunications Workers Union, its Officers, Members, Servants, Agents and Representatives, and John Doe, Jane Doe and other Persons Unknown to the Plaintiffs Acting as Pickets and/or Attending at or Near the Premises of the Plaintiffs as set out in Schedule "A" and "B" hereto or at the Premises of Customers of the Plaintiffs (defendants)

(S054093; 2006 BCSC 16)

Indexed As: Telus Communications Inc. et al. v. Telecommunications Workers Union et al.

British Columbia Supreme Court

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Burnyeat, J.

January 30, 2006.

Summary:

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Contempt - Topic 4

General - General principles - Strictissimi juris - See paragraphs 1 to 52.

Contempt - Topic 42

General - Elements of contempt - Mens rea - See paragraphs 53 to 68.

Contempt - Topic 682

What constitutes contempt - Judgments and orders - Requirement of knowledge of court order - See paragraphs 1 to 52.

Contempt - Topic 684

What constitutes contempt - Judgments and orders - Disobedience of or non-compliance with - See paragraphs 1 to 52.

Cases Noticed:

United Telephone Co. v. Dale (1884), 25 Ch. D. 778, refd to. [para. 21].

Seaward v. Paterson, [1897] 1 Ch. 545, refd to. [para. 22].

Glazer v. Union Contractors Ltd. and Thornton (1960), 33 W.W.R.(N.S.) 145 (B.C.S.C.), refd to. [para. 23].

Nissho (Canada) Ltd. et al. v. International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union et al. (1965), 54 D.L.R.(2d) 764 (B.C.S.C.), refd to. [para. 24].

Entex Door Systems Ltd. v. United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 1928, [1985] B.C.J. No. 534 (S.C.), refd to. [para. 38].

Brink's Canada Ltd. v. Teamsters Local Union No. 213, [1984] B.C.J. No. 190 (S.C.), refd to. [para. 40].

Superior Poultry Processors Ltd. v. United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, Local 1518 et al., [2000] B.C.T.C. 754 (S.C.), refd to. [para. 45].

R. v. Kopyto (1987), 24 O.A.C. 81; 62 O.R.(2d) 449 (C.A.), dist. [para. 56].

British Columbia Government Employees' Union v. British Columbia (Attorney General), [1988] 2 S.C.R. 214; 87 N.R. 241; 71 Nfld. & P.E.I.R. 93; 220 A.P.R. 93, dist. [para. 56].

R. v. High Sierra Broadcasting Ltd. et al., [1990] B.C.T.C. Uned. A77 (S.C.), dist. [para. 56].

United Nurses of Alberta v. Alberta (Attorney General), [1992] 1 S.C.R. 901; 135 N.R. 321; 125 A.R. 241; 14 W.A.C. 241, dist. [para. 56].

R. v. Cohn (1984), 4 O.A.C. 293; 48 O.R.(2d) 65 (C.A.), dist. [para. 56].

Hama v. Werbes (2000), 139 B.C.A.C. 290; 227 W.A.C. 290; 76 B.C.L.R.(3d) 271 (C.A.), dist. [para. 56].

Sound Contracting Ltd. v. Comox- Strathcona (Regional District) (2005), 209 B.C.A.C. 189; 345 W.A.C. 189 (C.A.), dist. [para. 56].

British Columbia Public School Employers Association v. British Columbia Teachers Federation, [2005] B.C.J. No. 2152 (S.C.), dist. [para. 56].

Topgro Greenhouses et al. v. Houweling (2003), 184 B.C.A.C. 118; 302 W.A.C. 118 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 57].

Broda v. Broda et al. (2004), 346 A.R. 372; 320 W.A.C. 372 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 57].

L.M.B. v. I.J.B., [2004] A.J. No. 181 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 57].

North Vancouver (District) v. Sorrenti (2004), 198 B.C.A.C. 282; 324 W.A.C. 282; 29 B.C.L.R.(4th) 214 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 57].

Law Society of British Columbia v. Hanson, [2004] B.C.J. No. 1233 (S.C.), refd to. [para. 57].

Penticton (City) v. 438144 B.C. Ltd. et al., [2005] B.C.T.C. 130 (S.C.), refd to. [para. 57].

Baumung v. 8 & 10 Cattle Co-operative Ltd. et al. (2005), 269 Sask.R. 190; 357 W.A.C. 190 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 57].

Authors and Works Noticed:

Clerk, John F., and Lindsell, The Law of Torts (14th Ed. 1975), para. 802 [para. 36].

McLachlin, Beverley M., and Taylor, James P., British Columbia Practice (2nd Ed.), vol. 2, p. 56-1 [para. 61].

Counsel:

D.L. Richards, for the plaintiffs;

M.D. Short, Q.C., for Robert Waite.

This application was heard on November 15 and 24, 2005, before Burnyeat, J., of the British Columbia Supreme Court, who delivered the following decision on January 30, 2006.

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