Important changes to Supreme Court Rules coming into effect

On January 27, 2021, several significant changes pertaining to the Rules of the Supreme Court of Canada will come into effect. These rule changes will affect all litigants appearing before the Supreme Court, and it is important that parties are aware of the changes and their practical effects. The rule changes in their entirety are published in the Canada Gazette; they are also summarized in the Supreme Court’s Notice to…

Conway Lawyers Successfully Defend CRTC Decision on Wholesale Internet Rates

On September 9, 2020, the Federal Court of Appeal unanimously dismissed an appeal of an order made by the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) in Bell Canada v British Columbia Broadband Association (2020 FCA 140). Conway lawyers represented respondent TekSavvy Solutions Inc., an independent internet service provider, successfully fending off the incumbents’ appeal alongside the co-respondent Canadian Network Operators Consortium Inc. In the order from August 2019, the CRTC…

Federal Court of Appeal Rules That Lobbying Commissioner Has No Duty to Investigate Complaints From the Public

By Marion Sandilands Cliquez ici pour un résumé en français In a decision with wide-ranging implications for the lobbying community and for administrative law generally, the Federal Court of Appeal ruled in Canada (Attorney General) v. Democracy Watch (2020 FCA 69) that the federal Lobbying Act does not create a duty for the lobbying commissioner to investigate complaints from members of the public. Prime Minister Trudeau Takes Family Vacation on…

La Cour d’appel Fédérale affirme que la Commissaire au lobbying n’est pas tenue d’enquêter sur les plaintes émanant du public

Par Marion Sandilands Dans un arrêt ayant de vastes répercussions sur la communauté du lobbying et le droit administratif en général, la Cour d’appel fédérale a affirmé, dans l’arrêt Canada (Attorney General) v. Democracy Watch (2020 FCA 69) (en anglais seulement), que la Loi sur le lobbying fédérale ne crée pas d’obligation pour la commissaire au lobbying d’enquêter sur les plaintes émanant du public. À la fin 2016, l’Aga Khan a accueilli le premier…

Conway Baxter Wilson LLP is Pleased to Announce New Partner, Natalia Rodriguez

Natalia practices civil litigation and dispute resolution, with an emphasis on public law litigation, appellate advocacy and commercial litigation. From 2012-2014, Natalia served as Commission Counsel for the Elliot Lake Commission of Inquiry investigating the collapse of the Algo Centre Mall and the subsequent emergency response. Natalia is experienced in conducting trials, appeals and judicial reviews. She has advocated on behalf of clients at all levels of court in Ontario,…

TekSavvy Appeals First-Ever Federal Court website-blocking Order

On November 25, 2019, Conway filed an appeal at the Federal Court of Appeal on behalf of its client, TekSavvy Solutions Inc. in response to the precedent-setting decision of the Federal Court issued November 15, 2019. The Federal Court ordered innocent third party internet service providers (ISPs), including TekSavvy, to block certain websites of entities doing business as GoldTV.biz and GoldTV.ca. GoldTV allegedly used these websites to stream copyrighted content…

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Tom Conway Appointed Chair of College of Patent and Trademark Agents

We are delighted to announce that the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development has appointed our colleague, Tom Conway, as the first Chair of the Board of Directors of the newly-created College of Patent and Trademark Agents. As part of its intellectual property strategy to make Canada a leader in generating and strategically leveraging IP investments, the Government of Canada established the College in 2018. The Board of Directors…

Conway Lawyer, Julie Mouris, Quoted in Law Times

Julie Mouris was quoted in an article titled “When is a painting of ‘national importance’? Court weighs in” published in Law Times yesterday. The article was in relation to the April 16 decision Canada (Attorney General) v. Heffel Gallery Limited, 2019 FCA 82. The Federal Court of Appeal ruled that it was reasonable for the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board to find that an 1892 painting, Iris bleus by Gustave Caillebotte,…

Exciting News at Conway Litigation

Conway Litigation is pleased to welcome new partners David Taylor and Ben Grant, and to announce that Marion Sandilands will be joining Conway Litigation effective March 4, 2019. David Taylor has a general litigation practice with a focus on public law, appellate advocacy, and minority rights. A former clerk of the Supreme Court of Canada, David joined Conway Litigation in September 2017. Ben Grant has practiced commercial and administrative litigation…

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Conway Lawyers Successfully Defend Breach of Contract Action

In a recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court, Conway lawyers successfully defended a contractual claim for almost $5 million in damages. Conway represented the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO). The plaintiff, Hutchingame Growth Capital Corporation (HGC) sued IESO claiming a breach of contract, negligent misrepresentation and breach of the duty of good faith, seeking $4,796,479.41 in damages. In the decision released on January 10, 2019 (reported as HGC v…