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Docket for November/December 2015

NOTE: Cases will be added below as soon as they are set down for hearing.
Additional details will be added as they become available.

CASE DECISION BEING
APPEALED
DATE, TIME
AND COURTROOM
COUNSEL

CAC 437414

C.B.K.
v.
Her Majesty the Queen

 

Panel Members:

Scanlan, J.A.
Saunders, J.A.
Van den Eynden, J.A.

 

Decision Under Appeal:

Supreme Court
(2015-02-24)

2015 NSSC 62

2014 NSSC 458

Appeal of conviction and sentence related to convictions for sexual assault, forcible confinement and theft.

 

Publication Ban:

s. 486 C.C. –
Ban covers name and identity of victim; includes name and identity of accused because that could identify the victim; also includes any information which could identify either the accused or victim

 

Tuesday
November 10, 2015

10:00 am

 

Courtroom 502

 

 

Darlene MacRury, for the Appellant

Marian Fortune-Stone, Q.C., for the Respondent

 

CAC 424542

Christopher Alexander Falconer
v.
Her Majesty the Queen

 

Panel Members:

MacDonald, C.J.N.S.
Beveridge, J.A.
Bourgeois, J.A.

 

Decision Under Appeal:

Supreme Court
(2014-01-28)

Appeal from conviction for first degree murder.

 

Thursday
November 12, 2015

10:00 am & 2:00 pm

FULL DAY

 

Courtroom 502

 

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Lee V. Seshagiri, for the Appellant

Timothy O'Leary, for the Respondent

 

CA 432343

Maritime Paper Products Limited Partnership
v.
John LeBlanc (worker), Workers' Compensation Appeals Tribunal, (Nova Scotia), Workers' Compensation Board (Nova Scotia), Nova Scotia Attorney General

 

Panel Members:

Farrar, J.A.
Bourgeois, J.A.
Van den Eynden. J.A.

 

Decision Under Appeal:

Nova Scotia Workers' Compensation Appeals Tribunal
(2013-562-AD)

WCAT
(2014-09-16)

The employer appeals from a Decision of the Workers' Compensation Appeals Tribunal. Leave to appeal has been granted. The issue on the appeal is whether the Tribunal misapplied the burden of proof or misinterpreted Board Policies in arriving at this rating.

 

Monday
November 16, 2015

10:00 am

 

Courtroom 502

 

 

Bernadine MacAulay for the Appellant

Kenneth LeBlanc for John LeBlanc

Alison Hickey for WCAT

Paula M. Arab, Q.C. for WCB

 

 

CA 438510

International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 268
v.
Ray Adekayoke, Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission, Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission Board of Inquiry, Attorney General of Nova Scotia, and Halifax Regional Municipality

 

Panel Members:

Fichaud, J.A.
Saunders, J.A.
Scanlan, J.A.

 

Decision Under Appeal:

Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission Board of Inquiry
(2015-03-18)

42000-30-H099-0078

The International Association of Firefighters appeals a Human Rights Board of Inquiry decision that it discriminated against the Respondent, Ray Adekayoke, on the basis of family status by not granting parental top-up leave.

 

Tuesday
November 17, 2015

10:00 am & 2:00 pm

FULL DAY

 

Courtroom 502

 

 

Gordon N. Forsyth, Q.C. for the Appellant

Ann E. Smith, Q.C. for the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission & Board of Inquiry

Martin Ward, Q.C. for HRM

 

CA 437581

Tricy Chun Ying Li
v.
MacNutt & Dumont, Matthew T. Walters

 

Panel Members:

Farrar, J.A.
Hamilton, J.A.
Bourgeois, J.A.

 

Decision Under Appeal:

Supreme Court
(2015-03-09)

2015 NSSC 53

Ms. Li appeals from an order staying her claim against her employer.

 

Wednesday
November 18, 2015

10:00 am

 

Courtroom 502

 

 

Tricy Chun Yin Li, Appellant in Person

Ian R. Dunbar for the Respondents

 

CA 438631

Gerard Roberts
v.
The Workers Compensation Board of Nova Scotia, The Workers' Compensation Appeals Tribunal of Nova Scotia and the Attorney General of Nova Scotia and the Attorney General of Canada

 

Panel Members:

Bryson, J.A.
Saunders, J.A.
Van den Eynden, J.A.

 

Decision Under Appeal:

Nova Scotia Workers' Compensation Appeals Tribunal
(2014-209-AD)

WCAT
(2015-03-31)

The Appellant seeks leave to appeal a decision of WCAT which denied him an extended earnings-replacement benefit for work-related injuries.

 

Wednesday
November 18, 2015

2:00 pm

 

Courtroom 502

 

 

Frederick Deveaux, Agent for the Appellant

Paula M. Arab, Q.C. for WCB

Alison Hickey for WCAT

Gregory B. King for Attorney General of Canada

 

CA 435271

James David Shea and Linda Shea
v.
The Estate of Loyal F. Bowser and Wendy Lynn Bower

 

Panel Members:

Beveridge, J.A.
Farrar, J.A.
Van den Eynden, J.A.

 

Decision Under Appeal:

Supreme Court
(2014-12-05)

2014 NSSC 211

Appeal as to location of right-of-way and costs award.

 

Thursday
November 19, 2015

10:00 am

 

Courtroom 502

 

 

Robert H. Pineo for the Appellants

Mark J. Charles for the Respondents

 

CAC 435924

Lewis Bowden
v.
Her Majesty the Queen

 

Panel Members:

MacDonald, C.J.N.S.
Hamilton, J.A.
Farrar, J.A.

 

Decision Under Appeal:

Provincial Court
(2015-03-02)

Mr. Bowden appeals his convictions and sentence for assault with a weapon and common assault.

 

Thursday
November 19, 2015

2:00 pm

 

Courtroom 502

 

 

Lewis Bowden, Appellant In Person

Lee V. Seshagiri for the Appellant

William D. Delaney, Q.C. for the Respondent

 

CA 422923

Ombudsman of Nova Scotia
v.
The Attorney General of Nova Scotia representing the Department of Agriculture and the Minister of Agriculture

 

Panel Members:

Fichaud, J.A.
Beveridge, J.A.
Scanlan, J.A.

 

Decision Under Appeal:

Subsection 11(3) Ombudsman Act, RSNS 1989, c.327

This is a reference by the Ombudsman to determine his jurisdiction to investigate.

 

Monday
November 23, 2015

10:00 am

 

Courtroom 502

 

 

Roderick H. Rogers, Q.C. for the Appellant

Edward A. Gores, Q.C. for the Respondent

 

CA 428945

Fabian MacKinnon
v.
Nova Scotia Workers' Compensation Appeals Tribunal, The Workers' Compensation Board of Nova Scotia, the Attorney General of Nova Scotia, and Public Works and Government Services Canada (formerly known as Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation)

 

Panel Members:

Fichaud, J.A.
Hamilton, J.A.
Bryson, J.A.

 

Decision Under Appeal:

Nova Scotia Workers' Compensation Appeals Tribunal
(2013-488-AD)

WCAT
(2014-06-05)

The worker appeals the denial of his claim for an extended earnings-replacement benefit

 

Tuesday
November 24, 2015

10:00 am

 

Courtroom 502

 

 

Kenneth LeBlanc, for the Appellant

Alison Hickey for WCAT

Paula M. Arab, Q.C. for WCB

Gregory B. King for Public Works and Government Services Canada

 

CA 436150

Ricky Hines
v.
Nova Scotia Workers' Compensation Appeals Tribunal, the Workers' Compensation Board of Nova Scotia, The Attorney General for the Province of Nova Scotia

 

Panel Members:

Fichaud, J.A.
Hamilton, J.A.
Bryson, J.A.

 

Decision Under Appeal:

Nova Scotia Workers' Compensation Appeal Tribunal
(2014-332-AD)

WCAT
(2015-01-09)

The worker appeals the denial of his claim for an extended earnings-replacement benefit.

 

Tuesday
November 24, 2015

2:00 pm

 

Courtroom 502

 

 

Kenneth LeBlanc for the Appellant

Alison Hickey for WCAT

Paula M. Arab, Q.C. for WCB

 

 

CA 437363

Lori Ann Bledin
v.
Royal Bank of Canada

 

Panel Members:

Bryson, J.A.
Saunders, J.A.
Oland, J.A.

 

Decision Under Appeal:

Supreme Court
(2015-03-03)

Lori Ann Bledin appeals striking of her defence and granting summary judgment against her in favour of Royal Bank.

 

Wednesday
November 25, 2015

10:00 am

 

Courtroom 502

 

 

Lori Ann Bledin, Appellant in Person

Ian D. Brown for the Respondent

 

CAC 426699

G.K.N.
v.
Her Majesty the Queen

 

Panel Members:

Beveridge, J.A.
Bryson, J.A.
Van den Eynden, J.A.

 

Decision Under Appeal:

Supreme Court
(2014-04-15)

2014 NSSC 150

Appeal from allegations of historical sexual assaults.

 

Publication Ban:

s.486 CC - Ban covers name and identity of victim; includes name and identity of accused because that could identify the victim; also includes any information which could identify either the accused or victim.

 

 

Monday
November 30, 2015

10:00 am & 2:00 pm

Full Day

 

Courtroom 502

 

 

Luke A. Craggs for the Appellant

Mark Scott for the Respondent

Stacey Gerrard for Murray Judge

 

CA 438443

Nova Scotia Liquor Commission
v.
Nova Scotia Board of Inquiry under the Human Rights Act, the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission, Pearl Kelly, and the Attorney General of Nova Scotia

 

Panel Members:

Scanlan, J.A.
Oland, J.A.
Bourgeois, J.A.

 

Decision Under Appeal:

Nova Scotia Board of Inquiry Under the Human Rights Act
(2015-03-15)

51000-30-N07-0872

The Appellant Commission appeals a Human Rights Board of Inquiry finding that it discriminated against its Respondent employee. The employee cross-appeals, alleging that the Board did not go far enough.

 

Tuesday
December 1, 2015

10:00 am & 2:00 pm

Full Day

 

Courtroom 502

 

Bradley Proctor for the Appellant and Cross Respondent

Barry Mason, Q.C. for the Respondent and Cross Appellant Pearl Kelly

Ann E. Smith, Q.C. for the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission

 

CA 435603

June M. Lohnes-Davis and Allan N. Davis
v.
Joan E. Pink

 

Panel Members:

Farrar, J.A.
Bryson, J.A.
Van den Eynden, J.A.

 

Decision Under Appeal:

Supreme Court
(2015-02-13)
(2014-12-17)

2014 NSSC 304

The Appellants appeal the finding that the Respondent could use the right-of-way over their property.

 

Thursday
December 3, 2015

10:00 am & 2:00 pm

Full Day

 

Courtroom 502

 

John Di Costanzo for the Appellants

Douglas Tupper, Q.C. for the Respondent

 

CA 438464

Bellton Farms Limited and Alan Campbell
v.
Colin Campbell and Mary Nova Jane Campbell

 

Panel Members:

MacDonald, C.J.N.S.
Bryson, J.A.
Bouregois, J.A.

 

Decision Under Appeal:

Supreme Court
(2015-04-01)

Appeal of outcome of application for shareholder oppression, application for adverse possession, and resulting costs order.

 

Monday
December 7, 2015

10:00 am

 

Courtroom 502

 

Robert H. Pineo for the Appellants

Charles A. Thompson for the Respondents

 

CA 438701

James Curtis Gallagher
v.
David Raymond Gallagher and Evelyn Shirley Gallagher

 

Panel Members:

MacDonald, C.J.N.S.
Farrar, J.A.
Bourgeois, J.A.

 

Decision Under Appeal:

Supreme Court
(2015-04-02)

2015 NSSC 88

The Appellant appeals from the dismissal of his application for a declaration of the boundary line between the parties' property.

 

Tuesday
December 8, 2015

10:00 am & 2:00 pm

Full Day

 

Courtroom 502

 

Douglas B. Shatford, Q.C. for the Appellant

Jeremy Smith and
Alison Morgan for the Respondents

 

CA 439252

Alfred Legere
v.
Nova Scotia Workers' Compensation Appeals Tribunal, the Workers' Compensation Board of Nova Scotia, the Attorney General of Nova Scotia and the Attorney General of Canada

 

Panel Members:

Beveridge, J.A.
Oland, J.A.
Van den Eynden, J.A.

 

Decision Under Appeal:

Nova Scotia Workers' Compensation Appeals Tribunal
2013-126-PAD

WCAT
(2015-04-30)

The Appellant, a federal employee, seeks leave to appeal the WCAT's decision to deny him compensation for gradual onset stress.

 

Wednesday
December 9, 2015

10:00am

 

Courtroom 502

 

Kenneth LeBlanc for the Appellant

Alison Hickey for WCAT

Paula M. Arab, Q.C. for WCB

Edward A. Gores, Q.C. for AGNS

Sarah Drodge for AG Canada

 

CAC 417919

Matthew Munroe, A Young Man
v.
Her Majesty the Queen

 

Panel Members:

Beveridge, J.A
Saunders, J.A.
Oland, J.A.

 

Decision Under Appeal:

Provincial Court
(2013-06-14)

2013 NSPC 45

2011 NSPC 83

The Appellant appeals from his conviction and sentence for first degree murder.

 

Wednesday
December 9, 2015

2:00 pm

 

Courtroom 502

 

Eugene Y.S. Tan for the Appellant

James A. Gumpert, Q.C. for the Respondent

 

CA 434858

Ralph Ivan Doncaster
v.
Jennifer Lynn Field

 

Panel Members:

Fichaud, J.A.
Beveridge, J.A.
Farrar, J.A.

 

Decision Under Appeal:

Supreme Court
(2014-08-12)

Supreme Court
(2014-12-03)

Appeal from an order dividing matrimonial assets and debt.

 

Thursday
December 10, 2015

10:00 am & 2:00 pm

Full Day

 

Courtroom 502

 

Ralph Ivan Doncaster, Appellant in Person

Janet M. Stevenson, Respondent in Person