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Canada (Attorney General) v. Thouin in Word format.

In a class action respecting price fixing at the gas pumps, the chief investigator of the Competition Bureau, a federal agency charged with enforcing the Competition Act, may be compelled to submit to an examination for discovery even if the proceedings are not against the Crown


Biondi v. Syndicat des cols bleus regroupés de Montréal (CUPE-301) in Word format.

If the purpose of punitive damages is to prevent the
repetition of undesirable conduct--in this case the illegal
strikes--it appears that the award made in 2010 against the
Union did not have the desired effect; to prevent similar
future events, the order to pay $2 million is appropriate


WestJet v. Chabot in Word format.

The Superior Court is not deprived of its jurisdiction in favour of the Canada Transport Agency; It can hear and decide the outcome of a class action in which damages are claimed from an airline


Laflamme v. R. in Word format.

The appellant was convicted of the first degree murder of his wife in 1976; the behaviour of the police officers in the Mr. Big operation compromises the integrity of the justice system and constitutes abuse of process, the consequence of which in this case is a stay of proceedings


Lavoie v. Industrial Alliance, insurance and financial services inc. in Word format.

An insurer may refuse a life insurance proposal on the basis that the insured has a criminal record, even if the insured was absolutely discharged; the insurer did not commit a fault by communicating personal information from the plaintiff’s judicial record or the medical information obtained during the risk analysis to a third party 

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