Suing and Defending the Government 2013


Course Date: November 1, 2013

Total: 5h 17min

Opening Comments

Joseph J. Arvay, QC — Arvay Finlay, Vancouver
Karen A. Horsman — Ministry of Justice, Vancouver

Government Litigation: Practice and Procedure

  • which court should the proceeding be filed in?
  • petition vs. action, and the hybrid trial
  • standing
  • advance costs applications

Alison M. Latimer — Arvay Finlay, Vancouver
Jonathan G. Penner — Ministry of Justice, Victoria
James M.  Sullivan — Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Vancouver

Government Torts Update

  • negligence: recent developments in duty of care analyisis
  • misfeasance: actions against government for bad faith

Ryan D.W. Dalziel — Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP, Vancouver
Karen A. Horsman — Ministry of Justice, Vancouver
Monique Pongracic-Speier — Ethos Law Group LLP, Vancouver

Networking Break

Class Actions against Government

David A. Klein — Klein Lyons, Vancouver
J.J. Camp, QC — Camp Fiorante Matthews Mogerman, Vancouver

Lunch with Featured Speaker: "The Role of the Attorney General and Ethical issues in Public Law Litigation"

The Honourable Mr. Justice Mark McEwan — Supreme Court of BC, Nelson

Remedies in Government Litigation

  • actions vs. judicial review: the doctrine of collateral attack

Mark S. Oulton — Hunter Litigation Chambers, Vancouver

  • restitutionary claims

Leah Greathead — Ministry of Justice, Victoria

  • Charter damages

Bryant A. Mackey — Ministry of Justice, Victoria
Marilyn E. Sandford — Ritchie Sandford, Vancouver

  • other constitutional remedies

Michael Feder — McCarthy Tetrault LLP, Vancouver

Networking Break

Suing and Defending the Crown: War Stories

The Honourable Madam Justice Marvyn Koenigsberg — Supreme Court of BC, Smithers
Joseph J.M. Arvay, QC — Arvay Finlay, Vancouver
Robert E. Charney — General Counsel, Constitutional Law Branch, Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General, Toronto

Closing Remarks

Joseph J. Arvay, QC — Arvay Finlay, Vancouver
Karen A. Horsman — Ministry of Justice, Vancouver