The Supreme Court of Canada will hear four appeals this week, the first of its spring session. Three of the appeals are Charter cases, with two of those labour-related.
April 18 – Alberta – Pintea v. Johns et al.
Civil procedure: The applicant commenced an action against the respondents with respect to a car accident in 2005. He eventually represented himself, and the case management judge told him to produce his witness list and comply with other procedural requirements, which he failed to do. Nor did he file a change of address with the court, as required. He, therefore, did not receive subsequent notices sent to him about meetings and applications and did not attend court as required, and he was eventually found in contempt and his action was struck.