Category: Court Appearances and Decisions

Ontario Court of Appeal Affirms Cost-Sharing Mechanism Developed by the Ontario Energy Board

The decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal in Union Gas Limited v. Township of Norwich, in which Phil Tunley acted on behalf of the Ontario Energy Board as an intervenor, gives effect to a cost-sharing mechanism developed by the Board in its 1986 Report and Model Franchise Agreement, to allocate costs of gas pipeline […]
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Phil Tunley and Jennifer Saville Represent Vice Media and Ben Makuch at Supreme Court

Phil Tunley and Jennifer Saville, along with co-counsel Iain MacKinnon, appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada representing Vice Media Canada and journalist Ben Makuch in a case demanding protection for journalistic source information. For the first time, the Court was asked to address the issue of access by police to unpublished communications between a journalist […]
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Jennifer Saville Discusses Costs Awards in Law Times Article

Jennifer Saville provided comments for the Law Times article “Student Unions Awarded Costs in Private Litigation Cases”. Alexi Wood and Jennifer Saville, of St. Lawrence Barristers LLP, represented two of the Respondents in a trio of applications heard by the Ontario Superior Court. After dismissing the applications, the Court ordered the Applicants to pay costs […]
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Alexi Wood Interviewed in Law Times Article on Student Union Decisions

Alexi Wood is interviewed by the Law Times to discuss her recent success representing the Ryerson Students’ Union and the University of Toronto Mississauga Students’ Union in applications brought by students who were denied Student Group status. As Wood explains: “The takeaway for groups is they have the power to pass their own policies and […]
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Court Affirms that Student Unions are Private Corporations Not Subject to Administrative Law Principles

Alexi Wood and Jennifer Saville successfully represent the Ryerson Students’ Union and the University of Toronto Mississauga Students’ Union in decisions that confirm the right of student unions to pass and implement their own policies. After hearing oral argument, the Court dismissed the applications, finding that public law did not apply. The Court affirmed that, […]
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Alexi Wood Successfully Defends Appeal of Ontario Energy Board Decision

Alexi Wood, on behalf of the Ontario Energy Board, is successful in securing a dismissal of an appeal from a decision of the OEB regarding the interpretation of statutory provisions governing the assessment of certain pipeline facilities. In Tribute Resources Inc. v. Ontario Energy Board, the Divisional Court affirmed that the applicable standard of review was reasonableness. […]
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St. Lawrence Barristers to Represent Vice Media and Ben Makuch at Supreme Court of Canada

Today, the Supreme Court of Canada granted leave to appeal in Vice Media Canada Inc and Ben Makuch v. Canada.  The Supreme Court will be asked to review the balancing between the rights to gather, disseminate and receive news and the interests of the state in prosecuting crime, when police seek access to a journalist’s work […]
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Phil Tunley Successful in Resisting Motion for Leave to Appeal from a Decision of the Ontario Energy Board

Today the Ontario Court of Appeal dismissed a motion by various telecommunications carriers for leave to appeal a decision of the Ontario Energy Board setting a rate to be changed for attachment of telecommunications cables to electricity distribution poles owned by Hydro One Inc.  The decision is the latest in a series of decisions of […]
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