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…

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…

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,…

Conway Lawyers Successful in Judicial Review Application before the Federal Court

The Federal Court issued a decision yesterday allowing the judicial review application in Heffel Gallery Limited. v. Canada (Attorney General). In the successful judicial review application, Heffel Gallery, a Canadian fine-art auction house, was represented by Conway lawyers, Thomas Conway, Owen Rees, and Julie Mouris. The application concerned a decision by the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board to delay the issue of an export permit for a French painting…

Federal Court of Appeal Affirms PMPRB’s Consumer Protection Mandate

By David K. Wilson and Anna Turinov The Federal Court of Appeal has unanimously ruled that a drug company does not have to own a patent to be subject to the consumer protection mandate of the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (“PMPRB” or “Board”).  Canada (Attorney General) v. Sandoz Canada Inc., 2015 FCA 249, holds that a “patentee” within the authority of the PMPRB can include companies exercising rights under a…