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Docket for January/February 2017

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 443021

Bernard John Brown
v.
Her Majesty the Queen

 

Panel Members:
Beveridge, J.A.,
Hamilton, J.A.,
Farrar, J.A.,

 

 

Decision Under Appeal:

Provincial Court
(2015-09-03)

Appeal of conviction and sentencing on trafficking and possession for the purpose charges under the Controlled Drug and Substances Act.

 

Tuesday
January 17, 2017

10:00 am

 

Courtroom 502

 

Luke A. Craggs for the Appellant

David Schermbrucker for the Respondent

 

CA 452925

Randy MacLean
v.
Workers' Compensation Appeals Tribunal, Workers' Compensation Board, the Attorney General of Nova Scotia

 

Panel Members:
Fichaud, J.A.,
Farrar, J.A.,
Scanlan, J.A.

 

Decision Under Appeal:

Workers' Compensation Appeals Tribunal
(2016-61-AD)

WCAT
(2016-05-27)

Leave to appeal from a decision of the Workers Compensation Appeals Tribunal involving entitlement to an Earnings Replacement Benefit.

 

Tuesday
January 17, 2017

2:00 pm

 

Courtroom 502

 

Randy MacLean, Appellant in Person

Alexander W.C. MacIntosh for WCAT

Paula M. Arab, Q.C. for WCB

 

CA 448585

Robert Charles Carroll
v.
The Attorney General of Canada

 

Panel Members:
MacDonald, C.J.N.S.,
Saunders, J.A.,
Van den Eynden, J.A.

 

Decision Under Appeal:

Minister of Justice Canada
(2016-10-16)

Mr. Carroll applies for judicial review of an extradition decision of the federal Minister of Justice.

 

Wednesday
January 18, 2017

10:00 am

 

Courtroom 502

 

M. Lee Cohen, Q.C. and Scott McGirr for the Appellant

Thomas Beveridge and Patricia McPhee for the Respondent

 

CA 451422

Thomas Spencer
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:
Bourgeois, J.A.,
Hamilton, J.A.,
Van den Eynden, J.A.

 

Decision Under Appeal:

Workers' Compensation Appeals Tribunal
(2016-04-15)

WCAT
(2015-354-AD)

Mr. Spencer applies for leave to appeal from a decision of the Workers' Compensation Appeals Tribunal involving a Temporary Earnings Replacement Benefit.

 

Thursday
January 19, 2017

10:00 am

 

Courtroom 502

 

Vanessa Nicholson for the Appellant

Alexander W.C. MacIntosh for WCAT

Paula M. Arab, Q.C. for the Attorney General of Canada

 

CA 447078

Five Star Roofing and Masonry
v.
Workers' Compensation Board of Nova Scotia, Workers' Compensation Appeals Tribunal, The Attorney General of Nova Scotia, Curtis Marr and McCarthy's Roofing

 

Panel Members:
Bourgeois, J.A.,
Hamilton, J.A.,
Scanlan, J.A.

 

Decision Under Appeal:

Workers' Compensation Appeals Tribunal
(2015-11-23)

WCAT
(2015-158-AD)

The employer seeks leave to appeal from a decision of the Workers' Compensation Appeals Tribunal.

 

Friday
January 20, 2017

10:00 am

 

Courtroom 502

 

Kelly E. McMillan for the Appellant

Paula M. Arab, Q.C. for WCB

Alexander W.C. MacIntosh for WCAT

Stephen Lawlor for Mr. Marr

Bradley D.J. Proctor for McCarthy's Roofing

 

 

 

CA 449433

MCGS Holdings Ltd., o/a Five Star Roofing and Masonry
v.
Charles Webb, the Nova Scotia Workers' Compensation Appeals Tribunal, Workers' Compensation Board of Nova Scotia and The Attorney General of Nova Scotia

 

Panel Members:
Bourgeois, J.A.,
Hamilton, J.A.,
Scanlan, J.A.

 

Decision Under Appeal:

Workers' Compensation Appeals Tribunal
(2016-01-26)

WCAT
(2015-223-AD)

The employer seeks leave to appeal from a decision of the Workers' Compensation Appeals Tribunal.

 

Friday
January 20, 2017

2:00 pm

 

Courtroom 502

 

Kelly E. McMillan for the Appellant

Kenneth LeBlanc for Mr. Webb

Alexander W.C. MacIntosh for WCAT

Stephen Lawlor for Mr. Marr

Paula M. Arab, Q.C. for WCB

 

 

 

CAC 434642

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

 

Panel Members:
Bryson, J.A.,
Saunders, J.A.,
Bourgeois, J.A.

 

Decision Under Appeal:

Provincial Court
(2014-09-04)

2014 NSPC 67

Appeal of indeterminate sentence.

 

Publication Ban:
s. 486.4 CC - Ban covers the names of the victims and any information that could identify them.

 

Monday
January 23, 2017

10:00 am

 

Courtroom 502

 

Luke A. Craggs for the Appellant

Mark Scott, Q.C. for the Respondent

 

CA 451934

Shirley Tibbetts
v.
Reginald Greg Murphy
and
Joseph George Joyce

 

Panel Members:
Fichaud, J.A.,
Oland, J.A.,
Bryson, J.A.

 

Decision Under Appeal:

Supreme Court
(2016-04-26)

The Appellant Plaintiff challenges the apportionment of liability for a motor vehicle accident and the damage award made by the trial judge.

 

Tuesday
January 24, 2017

10:00 am
and
2:00 pm

Full Day

 

Courtroom 502

 

Jamie MacGillivray for the Appellant

Christopher W. Madill for Respondent Mr. Murphy

Chad G. Horton for Respondent Mr. Joyce

 

CAC 446850

X
v.
Her Majesty the Queen

 

Panel Members:
Beveridge, J.A.,
Hamilton, J.A.,
Van den Eynden, J.A.

 

Decision Under Appeal:

Supreme Court
(2015-12-18)

The Appellant appeals his first degree murder conviction.

 

Publication Ban:
Inherent jurisdiction of the Court

 

Wednesday
January 25, 2017

10:00 am

 

Courtroom 502

 

Roger A. Burrill for the Appellant

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

 

CA 453266

Nova Scotia Public Service Long Term Disability Plan Trust Fund
v.
Annette Hyson and Dr. Colin F. Davey

 

Panel Members:
Fichaud, J.A.,
Bryson, J.A.,
Bourgeois, J.A.

 

Decision Under Appeal:

Supreme Court
(2016-08-23)

2016 NSSC 153

The LTD Plan Trust Fund appeals from a decision in the Nova Scotia Supreme Court involving a long-term disability claim.

 

Wednesday
January 25, 2017

2:00 pm

 

Courtroom 502

 

Colin D. Bryson, Q.C. for the Appellant

Nicolle A. Snow for the Respondent Annette Hyson

 

CA 450760

David Moore and Sand Surf & Sea Limited, a body corporate
v.
Michelle Darlington

 

Adjourned to March-April Term

 

Decision Under Appeal:

Supreme Court
(2016-04-01)

2016 NSCA 68

2016 NSSC 84

2015 NSSC 124

 

Thursday
January 26, 2017

10:00 am

 

Courtroom 502

 

Richard A. Bureau for the Appellant

Peter D. Crowther for the Respondent

 

CAC 452387

S.D.L.
v.
Her Majesty the Queen

 

Panel Members:
MacDonald, C.J.N.S.,
Beveridge, J.A.,
Van den Eynden, J.A.

 

Decision Under Appeal:

Provincial Court
(2016-05-06)

The Appellant appeals from his conviction and sentence for sexual offences.

 

Publication Ban:
s. 486.4 CC - Ban covers the names of the victims and any information that could identify them.

 

Thursday
January 26, 2017

2:00 pm

 

Courtroom 502

 

Blair Kasouf for the Appellant

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

 

CA 455507

Automattic Inc., a Delaware Corporation
v.
Trout Point Lodge Limited, a Nova Scotia Limited Company, Vaughn Perret, and Charles Leary

 

Panel Members:
Farrar, J.A.,
Bryson, J.A.,
Van den Eynden, J.A.

 

Decision Under Appeal:

Supreme Court
(2016-09-09)

Automattic Inc. applies for leave to appeal and appeals from a decision of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia which had permitted the Plaintiffs (Respondents on the appeal) to amend their statement of claim.

 

Friday
January 27, 2017

10:00 am

 

Courtroom 502

 

Karen N. Bennett-Clayton for the Appellant

Barry J. Mason, Q.C. for the Respondents

 

CA 452825

Paul Arthur Westhaver
v.
Dawn Marie Swinemar

 

Panel Members:
Farrar, J.A.,
Hamilton, J.A.,
Van den Eynden, J.A.

 

Decision Under Appeal:

Family Court
(2016-06-03)

Mr. Westhaver appeals from a decision of the Family Court which ordered terms of joint custody of the parties' 4 year old child.

 

Monday
January 30, 2017

10:00 am

 

Courtroom 502

 

Paul Arthur Westhaver, Appellant In Person

Ashlea Richard for the Respondent

 

CAC 437121

Darren Martin
v.
Her Majesty the Queen

 

Panel Members:
Farrar, J.A.
Hamilton, J.A.
Van den Eynden, J.A.

 

Decision Under Appeal:

Supreme Court
(2015-09-14)

2016 NSCA 8

2015 NSSC 8

Mr. Martin appeals the Supreme Court summary conviction decision ordering a new trial for multiple offences under the Income Tax Act and the Excise Tax Act for failing to remit tax or report income as required.

 

Monday
January 30, 2017

2:00 pm

 

Courtroom 502

 

Darren Martin, Appellant In Person

Shaun O'Leary for the Respondent

 

CA 446226

Tony Smith
v.
Nova Scotia Board of Inquiry, under the Human Rights Act, RSNS 1989, c. 214; The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission Capital District Health Authority and the Attorney General of Nova Scotia

 

Panel Members:
Beveridge, J.A.,
Saunders, J.A.,
Oland, J.A.

 

Decision Under Appeal:

Nova Scotia Human Rights Board of Inquiry
(2015-11-06)

Mr. Smith appeals the dismissal of his complaints of discrimination and retaliation by the Capital District Health Authority while he was employed with it.

 

Tuesday
January 31, 2017

10:00 am

 

Courtroom 502

 

Barry J. Mason, Q.C. for the Appellant

Donald C. Murray, Q.C., Respondent In Person

Jason T. Cooke for NS Human Rights Commission

Peter Rogers, Q.C. for Capital District Health

 

CAC 444614

Robert Frances Bennett
v.
Her Majesty the Queen

 

Panel Members:
Beveridge, J.A.,
Saunders, J.A.,
Bryson, J.A.

 

Decision Under Appeal:

Provincial Court
(2015-09-10)

Mr. Bennett pled guilty, and was convicted in the Provincial Court of offences related to theft. He appeals his conviction and sentence. He says that he was not mentally fit to enter a plea and requests a new trial.

 

Wednesday
February 1, 2017

10:00 am
and
2:00 pm

Full Day

 

Courtroom 502

 

Robert Frances Bennett, Appellant In Person

Mark Scott, Q.C., for the Respondent

 

CAC 453748

Philip Gordon Ryan
v.
Her Majesty the Queen

 

Panel Members:
Fichaud, J.A.,
Hamilton, J.A.,
Scanlan, J.A.

 

Decision Under Appeal:

Provincial Court
(2016-06-30)

Sentence appal for theft related offences.

 

Thursday
February 2, 2017

10:00 am

 

Courtroom 502

 

Roger A. Burrill for the Appellant

Mark Scott, Q.C. for the Respondent

 

CA 455699

Maria Lena Yvonne Soucy
v.
Kirk Eldershaw

 

Notice of Discontinuance filed.

 

Decision Under Appeal:

Supreme Court
(2016-09-13)

 

Tuesday
February 7, 2017

10:00 am

 

Courtroom 502

 

Diana M. Musgrave for the Appellant

Kevin A. MacDonald for the Respondent

 

CAC 445688

Her Majesty the Queen
v.
Aaron Troy Schofield

 

Panel Members:
Bourgeois, J.A.,
Hamilton, J.A.,
Van den Eynden, J.A.

 

Decision Under Appeal:

Provincial Court
(2015-10-26)

The Crown appeals an acquittal of a charge of operating a motor vehicle with an excessive blood/alcohol concentration.

 

Thursday
February 9, 2017

10:00am

 

Courtroom 502

 

Mark Scott, Q.C. for the Appellant

Philip J. Star, Q.C. for the Respondent

 

CA 445769

Ejigu Haile
v.
Almases Siyum Yilm

 

RESCHEDULED TO
MAY/JUNE TERM

 

Decision Under Appeal:

Supreme Court
(2015-10-26)

 

Friday
February 10, 2017

10:00 am

 

Courtroom 502

 

Damian J. Penny for the Appellant

Almases Siyum Yilm, Respondent In Person

 

CAC 448011

Paul Trevor Calnen
v.
Her Majesty the Queen

 

Panel Members:
MacDonald, C.J.N.S.,
Scanlan, J.A.
Bourgeois, J.A.

 

Decision Under Appeal:

Supreme Court
(2016-01-27)

The Appellant appeals a conviction and sentence of murder and related offences.

 

Wednesday
February 15, 2017

10:00 am
and
2:00 pm

Full Day

 

Courtroom 502

 

Peter Planetta for the Appellant

Jennifer MacLellan, Q.C. for the Respondent

 

CA 454730

The Attorney General of Nova Scotia Representing Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Nova Scotia
v.
Mark Jason Murray and Capital District Health Authority, a body corporate, carrying on business as the East Coast Forensic Hospital

 

Panel Members:
MacDonald, C.J.N.S.
Fichaud, J.A.,
Bryson, J.A.

 

Decision Under Appeal:

Supreme Court
(2016-08-08)

2016 NSSC 141

The Attorney General applies for leave to appeal from the decision of the Supreme Court involving a class action proceeding.

 

Friday
February 17, 2017

10:00 am

 

Courtroom 502

 

Agnes E. MacNeil and Catherine Lunn for the Appellant

Michael Dull for Respondent Mr. Murray

Carman G. McCormick, Q.C. and Karen M. Bennett-Clayton for Respondent Capital District Health Authority

 

CA 439251

Capital District Health Authority, a body corporate, carrying on business as the East Coast Forensic Hospital
v.
Mark Jason Murray and The Attorney General of Nova Scotia Representing Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Nova Scotia

 

Panel Members:
MacDonald, C.J.N.S.,
Fichaud, J.A.,
Bryson, J.A.

 

Decision Under Appeal:

Supreme Court
(2015-05-05)
(2016-08-06)

2015 NSSC 61

The Appellant appeals the motion judge's decision certifying a class action for 33 patients who were strip searched at the East Coast Forensic Hospital.

 

Friday
February 17, 2017

2:00 pm

 

Courtroom 502

 

Carman G. McCormick, Q.C. and Karen M. Bennett-Clayton for Respondent Capital District Health Authority

Michael Dull for Respondent Mr. Murray

Agnes E. MacNeil and Catherine Lunn for the Appellant

 

CAC 444208

John Arthur Borden
v.
Her Majesty the Queen

 

Panel Members:
Fichaud, J.A.,
Beveridge, J.A.,
Scanlan, J.A.

 

Decision Under Appeal:

Supreme Court
(2015-09-05)

Appeal of conviction for aggravated assault and possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace.

 

 

Monday
February 22, 2017

10:00 am
and
2:00 pm
(continuation)

Full Day

 

Courtroom 502

 

Roger A. Burrill for the Appellant

Timothy O'Leary for the Respondent

William L. Mahody, Q.C. for LIANS (Eugene Y.S. Tan)

 

CAC 451296

Richard Trueman Plett
v.
Her Majesty the Queen

 

Panel Members:
Bryson, J.A.,
Scanlan, J.A.,
Bourgeois, J.A.

 

Decision Under Appeal:

Supreme Court
(2016-04-26)

Provincial Court
(2015-05-05)

Leave application and appeal of decision of Summary Conviction Appeal Court which dismissed an appeal of convictions under the Liquor Control Act.

 

Thursday
March 2, 2017

2:00 pm

 

Courtroom 502

 

Richard Trueman Plett, Appellant in Person

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