Oppenheimer Park Injunction

Posted by Johannes Schenk on October 15th, 2014 — Posted in Human Rights Law, Litigation, Municipal Law

Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation v. Williams, concerns the Oppenheimer Park occupation. The injunction was issued last week to be effective today. Interestingly, the injunction was considered on a tri-partite test as opposed to statutory considerations on the basis that the matter involved constitutional issues.

Oppenheimer Park Homelessness Injunction

Posted by Johannes Schenk on October 8th, 2014 — Posted in Human Rights Law, Municipal Law

Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation v. Williams, concerns the injunction application process relating to the Oppenheimer park encampment. A determination on the injunction application is set to be released today.

Human Rights Retaliation Complaints

Posted by Johannes Schenk on October 7th, 2014 — Posted in Employment Law, Human Rights Law

Chiang v. British Columbia (Human Rights Tribunal), concerns a dismissal application before the BC Human Rights Tribunal. The case also deals with the tests for a retaliation complaint. The facts in this case are not particularly strong but it does serve as a good legal framework for dismissal applications and retaliation complaints.

The College of Opticians of B.C. May Set Educational Standards

Posted by Johannes Schenk on October 7th, 2014 — Posted in Employment Law, Professional Discipline

B.C. College of Optics Inc. v. The College of Opticians of B.C., deals with educational standards for a new optician school. The College has full discretion to set those standards.

Sorry Means Sorry

Posted by Johannes Schenk on October 7th, 2014 — Posted in Litigation

Vance v. Cartwright, concerns liability based on an apology. In BC an apology cannot be used to substantiate liability. Sorry just means sorry.