Docket

38695

Estate of Bernard Sherman and the Trustees of the Estate, et al. v. Kevin Donovan, et al.

(Ont.) (Civil) (By Leave)

(Sealing order) (Certain information not available to the public)

Judgments on applications for leave to appeal are rendered by the Court, but are not necessarily unanimous.

Proceedings
Date Proceeding Filed By
(if applicable)
2020-11-04 Certificate (on limitations to public access), (Letter Form), 23B-Condensed Book Estate of Bernard Sherman and the Trustees of the Estate
2020-11-03 Certificate (on limitations to public access), (Letter Form), 23B - Condensed Book Kevin Donovan
2020-10-30 Transcript received, 132 pages
2020-10-06 Judgment reserved OR rendered with reasons to follow
2020-10-06 Hearing of the appeal, 2020-10-06, CJ Mo Ka Br Row Mar Kas
Judgment reserved
2020-10-05 Intervener's condensed book, (Book Form) Ad IDEM/Canadian Media Lawyers Association, Postmedia Network Inc., CTV, a Division of Bell Media Inc., Global News, a division of Corus Television Limited Partnership, The Globe and Mail Inc. and Citytv, a division of Rogers Media Inc.
2020-10-05 Respondent's condensed book, (Book Form) Kevin Donovan
2020-10-05 Appellant's condensed book, (Book Form) Estate of Bernard Sherman and the Trustees of the Estate
2020-10-02 Correspondence received from Attorney General of British Columbia
2020-10-01 Intervener's condensed book, (Book Form) Attorney General of Ontario
2020-09-30 Notice of appearance, (Letter Form), Iris Fischer and Skye A. Sepp will appear before the court. Ms. Fischer will present oral arguments.
Kevin Donovan
2020-09-29 Notice of appearance, (Letter Form), Robert S. Anderson, Q.C. will appear before the court, and will present oral arguments. Ad IDEM/Canadian Media Lawyers Association, Postmedia Network Inc., CTV, a Division of Bell Media Inc., Global News, a division of Corus Television Limited Partnership, The Globe and Mail Inc. and Citytv, a division of Rogers Media Inc.
2020-09-28 Notice of appearance, (Letter Form), Khalid Janmohamed will appear before the court, and will present oral arguments.
HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario, HIV Legal Network and Mental Health Legal Committee
2020-09-25 Notice of appearance, (Letter Form), Chantelle Cseh and Timothy Youdan will appear before the court, and both will present oral arguments.
Estate of Bernard Sherman and the Trustees of the Estate
2020-09-24 Notice of appearance, (Letter Form), Jacqueline Hughes will appear before the court, and will present oral arguments.
Attorney General of British Columbia
2020-09-24 Notice of appearance, (Letter Form), Ryan Gilliland will appear before the court, and will present oral arguments.
Canadian Civil Liberties Association
2020-09-22 Notice of appearance, (Letter Form), Ewa Krajewska will appear before the court, and will present oral arguments.
Income Security Advocacy Centre
2020-09-22 Notice of appearance, (Letter Form), Adam Goldenberg will appear before the court, and will present oral arguments.
British Columbia Civil Liberties Association
2020-09-21 Notice of appearance, (Letter Form), Peter Scrutton will appear before the court, and will present oral arguments.
Attorney General of Ontario
2020-09-02 Notice of hearing sent to parties
2020-08-25 Appeal hearing scheduled, 2020-10-06
Judgment reserved
2020-07-15 Letter advising the parties of tentative hearing date and filing deadlines (Leave granted), (sent to parties by email on July 15, 2020)
2020-05-21 Order on motion to adduce new evidence, by ROWE J.
2020-05-21 Decision on motion to adduce new evidence, Row,
UPON APPLICATION by the respondent, Kevin Donovan, for an order to adduce new evidence;

AND THE MATERIAL FILED having been read;

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT:

The motion is deferred to the panel hearing the appeal.

Referred
2020-05-21 Submission of motion to adduce new evidence, Row
2020-05-19 Correspondence received from, (Letter Form), Chantelle Cseh
Request for direction with regards to the sealing order, (Printed version due on 2020-05-26)
Estate of Bernard Sherman and the Trustees of the Estate
2020-03-30 Notice of name, (Letter Form), (Printed version filed on 2020-04-17) Toronto Star Newspapers Ltd.
2020-03-25 Order on motion to add or substitute parties, by KARAKATSANIS J.
2020-03-25 Decision on motion to add or substitute parties, Ka,
UPON APPLICATION by the respondent, Kevin Donovan, for an order adding Toronto Star Newspaper Ltd. as a respondent party in the above appeal, pursuant to Rules 18 and 47 of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Canada;

AND THE MATERIAL FILED having been read;

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT:

The motion is granted.

Toronto Star Newspaper Ltd. is added as a respondent in the proceedings before this Court pursuant to Rule 18(1) of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Canada and the style of cause shall be modified to reflect this change.

Granted
2020-03-25 Submission of motion to add or substitute parties, Ka
2020-03-13 Certificate (on limitations to public access), (Letter Form), 23B-Reply Factum Kevin Donovan
2020-03-13 Reply to motion to add or substitute parties, (Letter Form), Completed on: 2020-03-13 Kevin Donovan
2020-03-13 Supplemental document, (Book Form), Book of Authorities, Completed on: 2020-03-13 Kevin Donovan
2020-03-13 Reply factum on appeal, (Book Form), Completed on: 2020-03-13 Kevin Donovan
2020-03-12 Supplemental document, (Book Form), Reply Factum Book of Authorities, Completed on: 2020-03-12 Estate of Bernard Sherman and the Trustees of the Estate
2020-03-12 Reply factum on appeal, (Book Form), Completed on: 2020-03-12 Estate of Bernard Sherman and the Trustees of the Estate
2020-03-12 Intervener's book of authorities, (Book Form), Completed on: 2020-03-12 Attorney General of British Columbia
2020-03-12 Intervener's factum, (Book Form), Completed on: 2020-03-12 Attorney General of British Columbia
2020-03-11 Intervener's book of authorities, (Book Form), Completed on: 2020-03-11 Attorney General of Ontario
2020-03-11 Intervener's factum - AG on constitutional question, (Book Form), Completed on: 2020-03-11 Attorney General of Ontario
2020-03-10 Response to motion to add or substitute parties, (Book Form), Completed on: 2020-03-10 Estate of Bernard Sherman and the Trustees of the Estate
2020-03-09 Certificate (on limitations to public access), (Letter Form), 23A and 23B Kevin Donovan
2020-03-09 Certificate of counsel (attesting to record), (Letter Form) Kevin Donovan
2020-03-09 Respondent's record, (Book Form), (2 volumes), Volume 2 submitted in the motion to adduce new evidence in december 19., Completed on: 2020-03-09 Kevin Donovan
2020-03-09 Respondent's book of authorities, (Book Form), Completed on: 2020-03-09 Kevin Donovan
2020-03-09 Respondent's factum, (Book Form), Completed on: 2020-03-09 Kevin Donovan
2020-03-05 Supplemental document, Electronic format only, Completed on: 2020-03-05 Kevin Donovan
2020-03-05 Intervener's book of authorities, (Book Form), Missing: Proof of Service, Electronic copy, Completed on: 2020-03-05 Ad IDEM/Canadian Media Lawyers Association, Postmedia Network Inc., CTV, a Division of Bell Media Inc., Global News, a division of Corus Television Limited Partnership, The Globe and Mail Inc. and Citytv, a division of Rogers Media Inc.
2020-03-05 Intervener's factum, (Book Form), Completed on: 2020-03-05 Ad IDEM/Canadian Media Lawyers Association, Postmedia Network Inc., CTV, a Division of Bell Media Inc., Global News, a division of Corus Television Limited Partnership, The Globe and Mail Inc. and Citytv, a division of Rogers Media Inc.
2020-03-05 Intervener's factum, (Book Form), Completed on: 2020-03-05 Canadian Civil Liberties Association
2020-03-05 Intervener's book of authorities, (Book Form), Completed on: 2020-03-05 British Columbia Civil Liberties Association
2020-03-05 Intervener's factum, (Book Form), Completed on: 2020-03-05 British Columbia Civil Liberties Association
2020-03-05 Intervener's factum, (Book Form), Completed on: 2020-03-05 HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario, HIV Legal Network and Mental Health Legal Committee
2020-03-05 Intervener's factum, (Book Form), Completed on: 2020-03-05 Income Security Advocacy Centre
2020-03-03 Certificate (on limitations to public access), (Letter Form), Form 23B, (Printed version filed on 2020-03-04) Kevin Donovan
2020-03-03 Certificate (on limitations to public access), (Letter Form), Form 23A, (Printed version filed on 2020-03-04) Kevin Donovan
2020-03-03 Motion to add or substitute parties, (Book Form),
MISSING:
1) filing fee (received 2020-03-04)
2) paper copies (received 2020-03-04), Completed on: 2020-03-05, (Printed version filed on 2020-03-04)
Kevin Donovan
2020-02-21 Order on motion for leave to intervene, by MARTIN J.
2020-02-21 Decision on the motion for leave to intervene, Mar,
UPON APPLICATIONS by the Canadian Civil Liberties Association; Income Security Advocacy Centre; Ad IDEM/Canadian Media Lawyers Association, Postmedia Network Inc., CTV, a Division of Bell Media Inc., Global News, a division of Corus Television Limited Partnership, The Globe and Mail Inc. and Citytv, a division of Rogers Media Inc. (jointly); British Columbia Civil Liberties Association; and HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario, HIV Legal Network and Mental Health Legal Committee (jointly) for leave to intervene in the above appeal;

AND THE MATERIAL FILED having been read;

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT:

The motions for leave to intervene are granted and the said five (5) interveners or groups of interveners shall be entitled to each serve and file a factum not to exceed ten (10) pages in length. The deadline set by the Registrar on December 4, 2019, is varied and the interveners or groups of interveners shall serve and file their factums and books of authorities, if any, on or before March 5, 2020.

The said five (5) interveners or groups of interveners are each granted permission to present oral argument not exceeding five (5) minutes at the hearing of the appeal.

The appellants and respondent are each granted permission to serve and file a single reply factum to all interventions not to exceed five (5) pages in length on or before March 12, 2020, at 12 p.m. EST.

The interveners or groups of interveners are not entitled to raise new issues or to adduce further evidence or otherwise to supplement the record of the parties.

Pursuant to Rule 59(1)(a) of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Canada, the interveners shall pay to the appellants and respondent any additional disbursements resulting from their interventions.

IT IS HEREBY FURTHER ORDERED THAT:

The Attorney General of Ontario and the Attorney General of British Columbia are each granted permission to present oral argument not exceeding five (5) minutes at the hearing of the appeal.

Granted
2020-02-21 Submission of motion for leave to intervene, Mar
2020-02-19 Reply to the motion for leave to intervene, (Letter Form), Completed on: 2020-02-19 Ad IDEM/Canadian Media Lawyers Association, Postmedia Network Inc., CTV, a Division of Bell Media Inc., Global News, a division of Corus Television Limited Partnership, The Globe and Mail Inc. and Citytv, a division of Rogers Media Inc.
2020-02-17 Response to the motion for leave to intervene, (Letter Form), Completed on: 2020-02-17 Kevin Donovan
2020-02-14 Response to the motion for leave to intervene, (Letter Form), Completed on: 2020-02-14 Estate of Bernard Sherman and the Trustees of the Estate
2020-02-12 Notice of name, (Letter Form) HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario, HIV Legal Network and Mental Health Legal Committee
2020-02-12 Motion for leave to intervene, (Book Form), Completed on: 2020-02-12 HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario, HIV Legal Network and Mental Health Legal Committee
2020-02-12 Certificate (on limitations to public access), (Letter Form), Form 23A British Columbia Civil Liberties Association
2020-02-12 Notice of name, (Letter Form), amended version received on 2020-02-13 British Columbia Civil Liberties Association
2020-02-12 Motion for leave to intervene, (Book Form),
MISSING: updated contact information of main counsel (received 2020-02-13), Completed on: 2020-02-14
British Columbia Civil Liberties Association
2020-02-12 Notice of name, (Letter Form), Amended version received on 2020-02-18 Ad IDEM/Canadian Media Lawyers Association, Postmedia Network Inc., CTV, a Division of Bell Media Inc., Global News, a division of Corus Television Limited Partnership, The Globe and Mail Inc. and Citytv, a division of Rogers Media Inc.
2020-02-12 Motion for leave to intervene, (Book Form), Amended cover pages, notice of motion and notice of name received on 2020-02-18.
MISSING: filing fee (received 2020-02-18), Completed on: 2020-02-21
Ad IDEM/Canadian Media Lawyers Association, Postmedia Network Inc., CTV, a Division of Bell Media Inc., Global News, a division of Corus Television Limited Partnership, The Globe and Mail Inc. and Citytv, a division of Rogers Media Inc.
2020-02-12 Notice of name, (Letter Form) Income Security Advocacy Centre
2020-02-12 Motion for leave to intervene, (Book Form), Completed on: 2020-02-12 Income Security Advocacy Centre
2020-02-12 Motion for leave to intervene, (Book Form), Completed on: 2020-02-12 Canadian Civil Liberties Association
2020-02-07 Correspondence received from, (Letter Form), Fey Oni is agent for the respondent, Kevin Donovan.
Kevin Donovan
2020-02-07 Order on motion to adduce new evidence, by Justice Rowe
2020-02-07 Order on miscellaneous motion, by Justice Rowe
2020-02-07 Decision on motion to adduce new evidence, Row,
UPON APPLICATION by the respondent for an order to adduce new evidence;

AND UPON APPLICATION by the appellants for an order to cross-examine the respondent;

AND THE MATERIAL FILED having been read;

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT:

1. The motion for leave to cross-examine the respondent is granted with costs in the cause.

2. The motion to adduce new evidence is adjourned pending completion of cross-examinations.

Adjourned, no order as to costs
2020-02-07 Decision on miscellaneous motion, (joint order), Row, See order above
Granted, with costs in the cause
2020-02-07 Submission of motion to adduce new evidence, Row
2020-02-07 Submission of miscellaneous motion, Row
2020-01-27 Certificate (on limitations to public access), (Letter Form), 23B-Factum Estate of Bernard Sherman and the Trustees of the Estate
2020-01-27 Certificate (on limitations to public access), (Letter Form), 23B-Record Estate of Bernard Sherman and the Trustees of the Estate
2020-01-27 Correspondence received from, (Letter Form), the appellants regarding the Sealing Order and the filed Sealed documents. Estate of Bernard Sherman and the Trustees of the Estate
2020-01-27 Certificate of counsel (attesting to record), (Letter Form) Estate of Bernard Sherman and the Trustees of the Estate
2020-01-27 Appellant's book of authorities, (Book Form), Completed on: 2020-01-27 Estate of Bernard Sherman and the Trustees of the Estate
2020-01-27 Appellant's record, (Book Form), (2 volumes), Volume 2 SEALED, Completed on: 2020-01-27 Estate of Bernard Sherman and the Trustees of the Estate
2020-01-27 Appellant's factum, (Book Form), SEALED; 2 redacted copies rec'd 2020/01/27, Completed on: 2020-01-27 Estate of Bernard Sherman and the Trustees of the Estate
2020-01-17 Certificate (on limitations to public access), (Letter Form), Formulaire 23B, (Printed version filed on 2020-01-21) Kevin Donovan
2020-01-17 Certificate (on limitations to public access), (Letter Form), Form 23A, (Printed version filed on 2020-01-21) Kevin Donovan
2020-01-17 Response to motion to extend time, (Book Form), (Included in the response to miscellaneous motion), Completed on: 2020-01-17, (Printed version filed on 2020-01-21) Kevin Donovan
2020-01-17 Response to miscellaneous motion, (Book Form), Completed on: 2020-01-17, (Printed version filed on 2020-01-21) Kevin Donovan
2020-01-17 Certificate (on limitations to public access), (Letter Form), Form 23B, (Printed version filed on 2020-01-21) Kevin Donovan
2020-01-17 Certificate (on limitations to public access), (Letter Form), Formulaire 23A, (Printed version filed on 2020-01-21) Kevin Donovan
2020-01-17 Reply to motion to adduce new evidence, (Book Form), Completed on: 2020-01-17, (Printed version filed on 2020-01-21) Kevin Donovan
2020-01-13 Notice of name, (Letter Form) Attorney General of British Columbia
2020-01-13 Notice of intervention respecting a constitutional question, (Letter Form), Completed on: 2020-01-13 Attorney General of British Columbia
2020-01-10 Certificate (on limitations to public access), (Letter Form), Form 23B Estate of Bernard Sherman and the Trustees of the Estate
2020-01-10 Response to the motion to adduce new evidence, (Book Form), Completed on: 2020-01-14 Estate of Bernard Sherman and the Trustees of the Estate
2020-01-08 Certificate (on limitations to public access), (Letter Form), Form 23B Estate of Bernard Sherman and the Trustees of the Estate
2020-01-07 Motion to extend time, (Book Form), (Included in the notice of miscellaneous motion), to serve and file the response to the motion to adduce new evidence., Completed on: 2020-01-07 Estate of Bernard Sherman and the Trustees of the Estate
2020-01-07 Notice of miscellaneous motion, (Book Form), Motion to cross-examine the respondent, Kevin Donovan
MISSING: Form 23B (received 2020-01-08), Completed on: 2020-01-20
Estate of Bernard Sherman and the Trustees of the Estate
2020-01-07 Notice of intervention respecting a constitutional question, (Letter Form), Completed on: 2020-01-07 Attorney General of Ontario
2019-12-20 Certificate (on limitations to public access), (Letter Form), Form 23B Kevin Donovan
2019-12-20 Certificate (on limitations to public access), (Letter Form), Form 23A Kevin Donovan
2019-12-20 Motion to adduce new evidence, (Book Form), Completed on: 2019-12-20 Kevin Donovan
2019-12-13 Correspondence received from, (Letter Form), Counsel Information Kevin Donovan
2019-12-13 Notice of hearing sent to parties
2019-12-11 Appeal hearing adjourned, (Previously scheduled for March 26, 2020)

The schedule for serving and filing the material is set as follows:

a) Any attorney general intending to intervene under subrule 33(4) of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Canada shall serve and file a notice of intervention respecting constitutional question on or before January 13, 2020.

b) The appellants’ record, factum and book of authorities, if any, shall be served and filed on or before January 27, 2020.

c) Any person wishing to intervene in this appeal under Rule 55 of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Canada shall serve and file a motion for leave to intervene on or before February 12, 2020.

d) The appellants and respondent shall serve and file their response(s), if any, to the motions for leave to intervene on or before February 17, 2020.

e) Replies to any responses to the motions for leave to intervene shall be served and filed on or before February 19, 2020.

f) Any attorney general intervening in the appeal under Rule 33(4) of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Canada shall serve and file their factum and book of authorities, if any, on or before March 12, 2020.

g) Any intervener granted leave to intervene under Rule 59 of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Canada shall serve and file its respective factum and book of authorities, if any, on or before March 12, 2020.

h) The respondent’s record, factum and book of authorities, if any, shall be served and filed on or before March 9, 2020.
2019-12-05 Letter advising the parties of tentative hearing date and filing deadlines (Leave granted)
2019-11-29 Notice of appeal, (Letter Form), Completed on: 2019-12-09 Estate of Bernard Sherman and the Trustees of the Estate
2019-11-29 Notice of constitutional question(s), (Letter Form),
All attorneys general were served on November 29, 2019., Completed on: 2019-12-03
Estate of Bernard Sherman and the Trustees of the Estate
2019-11-01 Copy of formal judgment sent to Registrar of the Court of Appeal and all parties
2019-11-01 Judgment on leave sent to the parties
2019-10-31 Judgment of the Court on the application for leave to appeal, The motion for a stay of execution is granted. The motion to expedite the hearing of the appeal is granted. The application for leave to appeal from the judgment of the Court of Appeal for Ontario, Number C65874, 2019 ONCA 376, dated May 8, 2019, is granted.

Abella J. took no part in the judgment.

The schedule for serving and filing materials will be set by the Registrar.
Granted
2019-10-31 Decision on the motion for a stay of execution, See judgment on application.
Granted
2019-10-31 Decision on motion to expedite the application for leave to appeal, See judgment on application.
Granted
2019-09-16 All materials on application for leave submitted to the Judges, for consideration by the Court
2019-09-16 Submission of motion for a stay of execution, for consideration by the Court
2019-09-16 Submission of motion to expedite the application for leave to appeal, for consideration by the Court
2019-08-27 Certificate (on limitations to public access), (Letter Form), 23B Kevin Donovan
2019-08-27 Certificate (on limitations to public access), (Letter Form), 23A Kevin Donovan
2019-08-27 Respondent's response on the application for leave to appeal, (Book Form), Completed on: 2019-08-27 Kevin Donovan
2019-07-25 Certificate (on limitations to public access), (Letter Form), 23B-Motion to Stay Estate of Bernard Sherman and the Trustees of the Estate
2019-07-24 Motion for a stay of execution, (Book Form), 23B and 4 copies missing
All rec'd 2019/07/25, Completed on: 2019-07-25
Estate of Bernard Sherman and the Trustees of the Estate
2019-06-27 Letter acknowledging receipt of a complete application for leave to appeal, FILE OPENED 2019/06/27
2019-06-21 Certificate (on limitations to public access), (Letter Form), 23B Estate of Bernard Sherman and the Trustees of the Estate
2019-06-21 Certificate (on limitations to public access), (Letter Form), 23A Estate of Bernard Sherman and the Trustees of the Estate
2019-06-21 Motion to expedite the application for leave to appeal, (Included in the application for leave to appeal), Completed on: 2019-06-21 Estate of Bernard Sherman and the Trustees of the Estate
2019-06-21 Application for leave to appeal, (Book Form), Completed on: 2019-06-21 Estate of Bernard Sherman and the Trustees of the Estate