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Matheson v Lewis: Farm ATVs Require Insurance

The recent Ontario Court of Appeal (“ONCA”) decision in Matheson v Lewis, 2014 ONCA 542 [Matheson], held that an unmodified all-terrain vehicle (“ATV”) owned by a farmer and used in farm operations does not fall within the Highway Traffic Act, RSO 1990, c H.8 (“HTA”) exception for “self-propelled implement of husbandry”, and must be insured while […]

Farmers Seek Sanction of Minister in Friends of the Canadian Wheat Board v Canada, 2011 FC 1432.

The Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) was a scheme created by the federal government that bought all the wheat and barley produced by farmers in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and some parts of British Columbia and marketed it on behalf of farmers on the international markets. Subject to limited exceptions, farmers could not sell or transport wheat […]

Canadian Turkey Marketing Agency: Leave to Appeal Denied

As the summer months wind down, I can’t help but look forward to the upcoming fall season and its requisite Thanksgiving Day holiday. Though I am currently enjoying many burgers, wings, and ribs from summer barbecues, I would be greatly saddened if the venerable Thanksgiving turkey dinner was ever threatened. It is with this eye […]