Suing and Defending the Crown 2018


Course Date: September 14, 2018

Total: 5h 51min

Welcome and Introduction

Joseph J. Arvay, QC — Arvay Finlay LLP, Vancouver
The Honourable Madam Justice Karen A. HorsmanSupreme Court of BC, Vancouver 

Crown Litigation Practice and Procedure 

  • who is the Crown? Naming the proper defendant
  • where to sue? Federal Court v. BCSC
  • collateral attack: when do administrative remedies have to be exhausted? Recent BCCA decision in Greengen

Arden Beddoes — Arvay Finlay LLP, Vancouver
The Honourable Madam Justice Karen A. HorsmanSupreme Court of BC, Vancouver
Donnaree G. Nygard — Department of Justice Canada, Vancouver 

Class Actions Against the Crown 

  • how to sue
  • individual claims v. class actions in litigation against the Crown

Joseph J. Arvay, QCArvay Finlay LLP, Vancouver
David A. KleinKlein Lawyers LLP, Vancouver 

Break

Aboriginal Litigation by and Against the Crown 

  • Origins, categories, and content of Crown/Aboriginal obligations.
  • Practice issues: judicial review or action, proper parties, special rules of evidence, regulatory prosecutions, Federal Court, limitations, pleadings and particulars, experts, emerging causes of action.
  • How should counsel conduct “respectful litigation”?  What is the effect of "honour of the Crown" on the litigation process?

Jack Woodward, QC — Barrister and Solicitor, Campbell River
Paul E. Yearwood — Ministry of Attorney General, Victoria

Lunch (provided) With Featured Speaker: Effective Appellate Advocacy

The Honourable Marshall Rothstein, CC, QC — Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, Vancouver 

Misfeasance In Public Office: Substantive and Procedural Issues 

  • establishing liability under Category A or B
  • pleadings and evidentiary issues
  • review of J.P. v. British Columbia (Children and Family Development), 2017 BCCA 308

Andrew D. Gay, QC — Gudmundseth Mickelson LLP, Vancouver 

Civil Damages for Charter Breaches 

  • the Ward test and good governance concerns
  • applicability of limitation periods to personal constitutional claims for Charter damages

Jason B. Gratl — Gratl & Company, Vancouver
Jacqueline D. Hughes
 — Ministry of Attorney General, Vancouver

Break

Tort and Charter Remedies For Wrongful Imprisonment 

  • update on Henry v. HMQBC: the trial judgment
  • tort remedies for wrongful imprisonment

Professor Efrat Arbel — Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of BC, Vancouver
Marilyn Sandford, QC — Ritchie Sandford McGowan, Vancouver 

Evidence in Charter Cases: Do/Should Special Rules Apply?

Moderator: Joseph J. Arvay, QC — Arvay Finlay LLP, Vancouver 
Ken Manning
Department of Justice Canada, Vancouver
Jonathan G. Penner — Ministry of Attorney General, Victoria 
Sheila M. Tucker, QC — Shapray Cramer Fitterman Lamer LLP, Vancouver 

Closing Remarks 

Joseph J. Arvay, QC — Arvay Finlay LLP, Vancouver
The Honourable Madam Justice Karen A. HorsmanSupreme Court of BC, Vancouver