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John has been the editor of Blaneys Appeals since the inception of the blog in the Summer of 2014. He is a partner at the firm with almost two decades of experience handling a wide variety of litigation matters. John assists clients with matters ranging from appeals, to injunctions, to corporate, breach of contract, construction, environmental contamination, product liability, debtor-creditor, insolvency and other business litigation. He also handles professional discipline and professional negligence matters, as well as complex estates and matrimonial litigation. In addition, John represents amateur sports organizations in contentious matters, and advises them in matters of internal governance. John can be reached at 416-593-2953 or

Jump To: Table of Contents | Civil Decisions | Short Civil Decisions | Criminal Decisions | Ontario Review Board

Good morning.

Apologies for our tardiness this week. Following are this week’s summaries of the civil decisions of the Court of Appeal for Ontario.

Congratulations to our very own Chad Kopach for successfully acting in First National Financial GP Corporation v. Golden Dragon HO 10 Inc. The case involved a motion by a receiver for directions in respect of the debtors’ appeal of a sales approval and vesting order. The sale and vesting order were preserved.

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Jump To: Table of Contents | Civil Decisions | Short Civil Decisions | Criminal Decisions | Ontario Review Board

Good morning,

Following are this week’s summaries of the Court of Appeal for Ontario.

It was a light week at Ontario’s Court of Appeal and most of the decisions released were criminal in nature.

Ramkey Communications Inc. v. Labourers’ International Union of North America involved an appeal of a judicial review of a construction union certification application. In allowing the appeal, the Court determined that the Divisional Court had misapplied the test for derivative federal jurisdiction established by a line of labour law cases culminating with the Supreme Court of Canada’s 2012 decision in Tessier. The result meant that the “construction technicians” were allowed to unionize under provincial labour laws and not regulated by federal labour laws as essential to federal works telecommunications projects.

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