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Recent Cases

 

Recent Notable Court Appearances

2015-2020

 

HMQ v. Banting J.C. (Lieutenant), 2020 CMAC 2; 2019 CMAC 5: Court Martial – s.129 National Defence Act - no prima facie case, Crown appeal denied with costs

 

"Banting" Media Coverage:

  • Cristin Schmitz, "CMAC awards $10,000 to officer for failed prosecution of his use of double-entendres during training", Lawyer's Daily, (29 April 2020). Click here.

  • Eugene Fidell, "Tested by a test case", Global Military Justice Reform, (22 April 2020). Click here.

Bashir v. Canada (Attorney General), 2020 FC 278: CAF grievance process - Code of Service Discipline – Discrimination

Toth v. Her Majesty the Queen, 2019 FC 125: Class Action lawsuit – Charter damages - Veterans disability benefits

"Toth" Media Coverage:

  • Murray Brewster, "Ottawa could face four class-action lawsuits over $165M error at Veterans Affairs", CBC News, (21 February 2019). Click here.

  • "It's long overdue: Lawyer for veterans", CTV News, (1 February 2019). Click here.

  • La rédaction, "Victoire définitive de 100 millions $ pour les vétérans dans le recours collectif Toth", 45e Nord.ca, (1 February 2019). Click here.

R v. Banting J.C. (Lieutenant), 2019 CM 2008; 2019 CM 2009: Code of Service Discipline – Op Honour – No prima facie case

Passey v. Canada (Attorney General), 2019 FC 1329: Veterans Affairs – PTSD – Disability benefit

 


Sabourin v. Canada (Attorney General), 2019 FC 294: Workplace accommodation - bona fide occupational requirement  - CAF Grievance process

R v. Mark, 2019 CM 2012: Sentencing hearing – Court Martial

Weiner v. Canada (Attorney General), 2018 FC 548: Statutory benefits – CAF grievance process – CDS erred

Price Public Hearing (2016) MGERC: Wrongly accused – presumption of innocence – workplace harassment

Ouellet v. Canada (Attorney General), 2016 FC 608: Veterans Review and Appeal Board – treatment of medical evidence – s.39 VRAB Act

Degeer v. Canada (Attorney General), 2016 FC: Veterans Review and Appeal Board – treatment of medical evidence – s.39 VRAB Act

Beddows v. Canada (Attorney General), 2015 FC; 2016 FCA 294: Statutory limitation period – interests of justice – CAF grievance process

 

R. v. Pear W.L. (Warrant Officer), 2015 CM 3020; 2015 CM 3021: Plea in bar of trial - Abuse of process – access to information / resources

 

Ouellette v. Canada (Attorney General), 2015 FC 1185: Wrongful repatriation – procedural fairness – CAF grievance process

 

Bossé v. Canada (Attorney General), 2015 FC 1143: Judicial review - standard of review – CAF grievance process.