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David beats Goliath? Not quite. Jurisdictional analyses in Chevron Corp v Yaiguaje

Introduction The effects of globalization are deep and far reaching – not least with respect to the Canadian legal framework. As cross-border litigation involving multinational corporations becomes increasingly prevalent, courts are forced to grapple with the challenges of reconciling the domestic and international aspects of these disputes. In Chevron Corp v Yaiguaje, 2015 SCC 42 […]

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: Friends of the Canadian Wheat Board v Canada

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 […]