Publications & News

Media Law & Ethics Lecture at Centennial College

Julia Lefebvre recently gave a guest lecture to journalism students at Centennial College on media law and ethics. Julia sits on the executive of the OBA Entertainment, Media & Communications Section.

Claim for Privilege Over Contents of Cockpit Voice Recorder Denied

The B.C. Supreme Court recently granted a motion by passenger plaintiffs granting them access to the audio data from a cockpit voice recorder. … more

Fuel Surcharge Class Action for International Tickets Certified

The Quebec Superior Court recently authorized a class action seeking reimbursement of amounts paid to a carrier as a fuel surcharge when purchasing tickets for international carriage… more

Anti-SLAPP Law: Recent Decisions from Ontario

Two recent decisions from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice applying the anti-SLAPP law give hope to defendants fighting strategic lawsuits against public participation… more

BCJTB Supports the Centre for Free Expression

Peter Jacobsen will be attending the January meeting of the Advisory Board of the Centre for Free Expression. BJCTB supports the CFE’s important work and looks forward to its 2017 events and initiatives.

B.C. Supreme Court Enforces Pilot Training Bond

In a recent decision arising out of a civil action, the BCSC found that a helicopter operator could enforce a pilot training bond and ordered the defendant pilot to pay 23/24 of the training costs to his former employer… more

BCCLA Granted Leave to Intervene in Vice Media Case

The BCCLA was recently granted leave to intervene in an appeal before the Ontario Court of Appeal involving the issuance of a production order on Vice Media Canada Inc. and one of its journalists. BJCTB represents the BCCLA in this appeal.

Application of GARA Rejected in Canadian General Aviation Case

In a summary judgment decision of the Ontario Superior Court, the court rejected the proposition that the US federal legislation General Aviation Revitalization Act, 1994 applied to a civil action brought in Ontario for damages in negligence arising out of an aircraft accident. .... more

Federal Court of Canada Decision Encourages Creation of Historical Fiction

BJCTB recently published an article on ILO about a recent decision dismissing a claim in copyright. BCJTB represented the respondents in this case. … more

CBSA’s Interactive Advance Passenger Info Due to Come into Effect

On Sept 30, 2016, changes related to the Canadian government’s collection of information re pax and crews come into effect. … more