White v. Canada (Attorney General), [2002] B.C.T.C. 1164 (SC)

JudgeCullen, J.
CourtSupreme Court of British Columbia (Canada)
Case DateMay 27, 2002
JurisdictionBritish Columbia
Citations[2002] B.C.T.C. 1164 (SC);2002 BCSC 1164

White v. Can. (A.G.), [2002] B.C.T.C. 1164 (SC)

MLB headnote and full text

Temp. Cite: [2002] B.C.T.C. TBEd. AU.100

William White (plaintiff) v. Attorney General of Canada (defendant)

(S005157; 2002 BCSC 1164)

Indexed As: White v. Canada (Attorney General)

British Columbia Supreme Court

Vancouver

Cullen, J.

August 6, 2002.

Summary:

This headnote contains no summary.

Armed Forces - Topic 10

General - Application of limitation period - See paragraphs 55 to 91.

Crown - Topic 1578

Torts by and against Crown - Negligence by Crown - Sexual abuse by employees - See paragraphs 8 to 54.

Crown - Topic 2804

Crown immunity - General - Immunity under federal legislation - See paragraphs 8 to 54.

Limitation of Actions - Topic 7581

Actions against the Crown - Applicability of limitation period - General - See paragraphs 55 to 91.

Practice - Topic 2230

Pleadings - Striking out pleadings - Grounds - Failure to disclose a cause of action or defence - See paragraphs 8 to 54.

Cases Noticed:

Hunt v. T & N plc et al., [1990] 2 S.C.R. 959; 117 N.R. 321; 4 C.C.L.T.(2d) 1; 43 C.P.C.(2d) 105; 49 B.C.L.R.(2d) 273; 74 D.L.R.(4th) 321; [1990] 6 W.W.R. 385, refd to. [para. 8].

Hunt v. Carey Canada Inc. - see Hunt v. T & N plc et al.

Kripps et al. v. Touche Ross & Co. et al. (1992), 15 B.C.A.C. 184; 27 W.A.C. 184; 60 B.C.L.R.(2d) 62 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 9].

Rumley et al. v. British Columbia (2001), 275 N.R. 342; 157 B.C.A.C. 1; 256 W.A.C. 1 (S.C.C.), affing. (1999), 131 B.C.A.C. 68; 214 W.A.C. 68; 72 B.C.L.R.(3d) 1 (C.A.), reving. in part (1998), 65 B.C.L.R.(2d) 62 (S.C.), refd to. [para. 10].

Warwick Shipping Ltd. v. Canada, [1982] 2 F.C. 147 (T.D.), refd to. [para. 24].

Cleveland-Cliffs Steamships Co. et al. v. R. (1957), 10 D.L.R.(2d) 673 (S.C.C.), refd to. [para. 30].

Lewis et al. v. British Columbia, [1997] 3 S.C.R. 1145; 220 N.R. 81; 98 B.C.A.C. 168; 161 W.A.C. 168, refd to. [para. 33].

Anns v. Merton London Borough Council, [1978] A.C. 728; [1977] 2 W.L.R. 1024; [1977] 2 All E.R. 492 (H.L.), refd to. [para. 33].

Nielsen v. Kamloops (City) and Hughes, [1984] 2 S.C.R. 2; 54 N.R. 1; [1984] 5 W.W.R. 1; 29 C.C.L.T. 97; 8 C.L.R. 1; 10 D.L.R.(4th) 641, refd to. [para. 34].

Swinamer v. Nova Scotia (Attorney General) et al., [1994] 1 S.C.R. 445; 163 N.R. 291; 129 N.S.R.(2d) 321; 362 A.P.R. 321; 112 D.L.R.(4th) 18, refd to. [para. 38].

Scaglione v. McLean (1998), 55 O.T.C. 339; 38 O.R.(3d) 464 (Gen. Div.), refd to. [para. 59].

Zimpelmann v. Canada, [2001] B.C.T.C. 439 (S.C.), refd to. [para. 59].

Des Champs v. Conseil des écoles séparées catholiques de langue fançaise de Prescott-Russell, [1999] 3 S.C.R. 281; 245 N.R. 201; 125 O.A.C. 279, refd to. [para. 67].

Abouchar v. Board of Education (French Language) of Ottawa-Carleton et al., [1999] 3 S.C.R. 343; 244 N.R. 391; 125 O.A.C. 82, refd to. [para. 67].

Berardinelli v. Ontario Housing Corp. et al., [1979] 1 S.C.R. 275; 23 N.R. 298, refd to. [para. 67].

Berendsen v. Ontario, [2001] 2 S.C.R. 849; 275 N.R. 175; 150 O.A.C. 270, refd to. [para. 67].

Statutes Noticed:

Crown Liability and Proceedings Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-50, sect. 3, sect. 10 [para. 14]; sect. 24 [para. 57].

Crown Proceedings Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 89, sect. 2 [para. 12].

National Defence Act, R.S.C. 1970, c. N-4, sect. 43 [para. 35].

Authors and Works Noticed:

Hogg, Peter W., and Monaghan, Patrick, Liability of the Crown (3rd Ed. 2000), p. 134 [para. 25].

Counsel:

R.D. Gibbens, for the plaintiff;

J.A.M. Bowers, Q.C., M. Molloy and W. Bansley, for the defendant.

This action was heard in Chambers, on May 27, 2002, before Cullen, J., of the British Columbia Supreme Court, who delivered the following decision on August 6, 2002.

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