Docket

37273

Judicial Committee of the Highwood Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses (Vaughn Lee - Chairman and Elders James Scott Lang and Joe Gurney) and Highwood Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses v. Randy Wall

(Alberta) (Civil) (By Leave)

Proceedings
Date Proceeding Filed By
(if applicable)
2017-11-16 Transcript received, 139 pages
2017-11-02 Judgment reserved OR rendered with reasons to follow
2017-11-02 Intervener's condensed book, (Book Form), Submitted in Court (14 copies) Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Canada
2017-11-02 Intervener's condensed book, (Book Form), Submitted in Court (14 copies) Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms
2017-11-02 Intervener's condensed book, (Book Form), Submitted in Court (14 copies) Christian Legal Fellowship
2017-11-02 Respondent's condensed book, (Book Form), Submitted in Court (14 copies) Randy Wall
2017-11-02 Appellant's condensed book, (Book Form), Submitted in Court (14 copies) Judicial Committee of the Highwood Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses (Vaughn Lee - Chairman and Elders James Scott Lang and Joe Gurney) and Highwood Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses
2017-11-02 Hearing of the appeal, 2017-11-02, CJ Abe Mo Ka Wa Ga Côt Br Row
Judgment reserved
2017-10-31 Correspondence received from, (Letter Form), Factum footnote 68 hyperlink incorrect. Amended electronic copy of the factum rec'd 2017-10-31. Christian Legal Fellowship
2017-10-31 Correspondence received from, (Letter Form), 1 reserved seat requested Randy Wall
2017-10-26 Correspondence received from, (Letter Form), 3 reserved seats requested Association for Reformed Political Action Canada
2017-10-25 Notice of appearance, (Letter Form), Yavar Hameed will be sitting with Mr. Siddiqui. Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association
2017-10-25 Order on motion to strike out, (by MOLDAVER J.)
2017-10-25 Decision on motion to strike out, Mo, UPON APPLICATION by the respondent for an order:
1.Revoking the intervener status of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, and;
2.Striking the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms’ factum in its entirety, or;
3.Alternatively, striking paragraphs 3, 16-19, 21-23, 25-26, 28-30, and 33 of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms’ factum, and;
4.Awarding costs of this motion against the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms;
AND THE MATERIAL FILED having been read;
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT:
The motion is granted with costs to the respondent.
Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms shall strike paragraphs 3, 16-19, 21-23, 25-26, 28-30, and 33 from its factum and shall serve and file an amended factum with these paragraphs struck no later than October 30, 2017. If a revised factum is not served and filed pursuant to the terms of this order, the intervener status of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms shall be revoked and its factum shall be struck in its entirety.
Granted, with costs
2017-10-25 Submission of motion to strike out, Mo
2017-10-24 Notice of appearance, (Letter Form), Avnish Nanda and Balpreet Singh Boparai will be present at the hearing. Mr. Boparai will present oral arguments. World Sikh Organization of Canada
2017-10-24 Correspondence received from, (Letter Form), No changes to suggest for the counsel sheet Judicial Committee of the Highwood Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses (Vaughn Lee - Chairman and Elders James Scott Lang and Joe Gurney) and Highwood Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses
2017-10-24 Correspondence received from, (Letter Form), Respondent, will not be be filing a reply to the motion to strike. Randy Wall
2017-10-23 Response to motion to strike out, (Book Form), Completed on: 2017-10-23, (Printed version filed on 2017-10-23) Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms
2017-10-20 Response to motion to strike out, (Letter Form), Completed on: 2017-10-20 Judicial Committee of the Highwood Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses (Vaughn Lee - Chairman and Elders James Scott Lang and Joe Gurney) and Highwood Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses
2017-10-19 Reply factum on appeal, (Book Form), Completed on: 2017-10-19 Randy Wall
2017-10-19 Reply factum on appeal, (Book Form), Completed on: 2017-10-19 Judicial Committee of the Highwood Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses (Vaughn Lee - Chairman and Elders James Scott Lang and Joe Gurney) and Highwood Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses
2017-10-19 Motion to strike out, (Book Form), and revoke the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms Intervener Status , Completed on: 2017-10-19 Randy Wall
2017-10-18 Correspondence received from, (Letter Form), 4 reserved seats requested. Christian Legal Fellowship
2017-10-18 Notice of appearance, (Letter Form), Derek Ross and Deina Warren will be present at the hearing. Mr. Ross will present oral arguments. Christian Legal Fellowship
2017-10-18 Notice of appearance, (Letter Form), André Schutten and John Sikkema will be present at the hearing. Mr Sikkema will present oral arguments. Association for Reformed Political Action Canada
2017-10-18 Notice of appearance, (Letter Form), Mark Gelowitz and Karin Sachar will be present at the hearing. Mr. Gelowitz will present oral arguments. Canadian Constitution Foundation
2017-10-17 Notice of appearance, (Letter Form), Barry W. Bussey and Philip A.S. Milley will be present at the hearing. Mr. Bussey will present oral arguments. Canadian Council of Christian Charities
2017-10-16 Correspondence received from Judicial Committee of the Highwood Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses (Vaughn Lee - Chairman and Elders James Scott Lang and Joe Gurney) and Highwood Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses
2017-10-16 Notice of appearance, (Letter Form), Roy Millen and Ariel Solose will be present at the hearing. Mr. Millen will present oral arguments. British Columbia Civil Liberties Association
2017-10-16 Notice of appearance, (Letter Form), Michael A. Feder and Robyn Gifford will be present at the hearing. Mr, Feder will present oral arguments. Randy Wall
2017-10-16 Notice of appearance, (Letter Form), Jay Cameron will be present at the hearing and will present oral arguments. Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms
2017-10-13 Notice of appearance, (Letter Form), Shahzad Siddiqui will be present at the hearing and will present oral arguments. Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association
2017-10-13 Correspondence received from, (Letter Form), 4 reserved seats requested. Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
2017-10-13 Notice of appearance, Albertos Polizogopoulos and Philip Horgan will be present Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
2017-10-12 Notice of appearance, Gerald Chipeur and Jonathan Martin will be present at the hearing. Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Canada
2017-10-11 Notice of appearance, (Letter Form), David Gnam and Jayden MacEwan will be present. Mr. Gnam will present oral arguments. Judicial Committee of the Highwood Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses (Vaughn Lee - Chairman and Elders James Scott Lang and Joe Gurney) and Highwood Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses
2017-10-11 Correspondence received from, 6 reserved seats requested Judicial Committee of the Highwood Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses (Vaughn Lee - Chairman and Elders James Scott Lang and Joe Gurney) and Highwood Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses
2017-10-11 Correspondence received from, (Letter Form), Shahzad Siddiqui (by email). Yavar Hameed is agent for the intervener. Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association
2017-10-05 Intervener's book of authorities, (Book Form), Completed on: 2017-10-05 Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
2017-10-05 Intervener's factum, (Book Form), Completed on: 2017-10-05 Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
2017-10-05 Intervener's book of authorities, (Book Form), Completed on: 2017-10-05 Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Canada
2017-10-05 Intervener's factum, (Book Form), Completed on: 2017-10-05 Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Canada
2017-10-05 Intervener's book of authorities, (Book Form), Completed on: 2017-10-05 Christian Legal Fellowship
2017-10-05 Intervener's factum, (Book Form), Amended Electronic copy of the factum rec'd 2017/10/31, Completed on: 2017-10-05 Christian Legal Fellowship
2017-10-05 Intervener's book of authorities, (Book Form), Completed on: 2017-10-05 Association for Reformed Political Action Canada
2017-10-05 Intervener's factum, (Book Form), Completed on: 2017-10-05 Association for Reformed Political Action Canada
2017-10-05 Intervener's book of authorities, (Book Form), Completed on: 2017-10-05 Canadian Council of Christian Charities
2017-10-05 Intervener's factum, (Book Form), Completed on: 2017-10-05 Canadian Council of Christian Charities
2017-10-05 Intervener's factum, (Book Form), Completed on: 2017-10-05 World Sikh Organization of Canada
2017-10-05 Intervener's factum, (Book Form), Completed on: 2017-10-05 Canadian Constitution Foundation
2017-10-05 Intervener's factum, (Book Form), Further to the Order of Justice Moldaver, the amended factum was rec'd 2017/10/26., Completed on: 2017-10-05 Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms
2017-10-04 Certificate (on limitations to public access) British Columbia Civil Liberties Association
2017-10-04 Intervener's book of authorities, (Book Form), Completed on: 2017-10-04 British Columbia Civil Liberties Association
2017-10-04 Intervener's factum, (Book Form), Completed on: 2017-10-04 British Columbia Civil Liberties Association
2017-10-04 Intervener's factum, (Book Form), Completed on: 2017-10-04 Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association
2017-09-01 Order on motion to extend time, (by MOLDAVER J.)
2017-09-01 Order on motion for leave to intervene, (by MOLDAVER J.)
2017-09-01 Decision on motion to extend time, See order on motion for leave to intervene dated September 1, 2017., Mo
Granted
2017-09-01 Decision on the motion for leave to intervene, Mo,
UPON APPLICATION by the Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association for an extension of time to serve and file a motion for leave to intervene and for leave to intervene in the above appeal;
AND THE MATERIAL FILED having been read;
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT:
The motion for an extension of time is granted.
The motion for leave to intervene is granted and the said intervener shall be entitled to serve and file a factum not exceeding ten (10) pages in length on or before October 5, 2017.
Submissions made in reply to the said intervener’s factum may be included in the reply factums to be served and filed in accordance with the order dated August 24, 2017.
The said intervener is granted permission to present oral argument not exceeding five (5) minutes at the hearing of the appeal.
The intervener is 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 intervener shall pay to the appellants and respondent any additional disbursements occasioned to them by their interventions.
Granted
2017-09-01 Submission of motion to extend time, Mo
2017-09-01 Submission of motion for leave to intervene, Mo
2017-09-01 Appeal perfected for hearing
2017-08-31 Correspondence received from, (Letter Form), Zaki Shams (by email). The intervener will not be filing a reply to the reponses on the motion for leave to intervene and extension of time. Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association
2017-08-30 Certificate of counsel (attesting to record) Randy Wall
2017-08-30 Certificate (on limitations to public access) Randy Wall
2017-08-30 Respondent's book of authorities, (Book Form), Completed on: 2017-08-30 Randy Wall
2017-08-30 Respondent's record, (Book Form), Completed on: 2017-08-31 Randy Wall
2017-08-30 Respondent's factum, (Book Form), Completed on: 2017-08-30 Randy Wall
2017-08-29 Response to the motion for leave to intervene, (Letter Form), Completed on: 2017-08-29 Randy Wall
2017-08-28 Response to the motion for leave to intervene, (Letter Form), Completed on: 2017-08-30 Judicial Committee of the Highwood Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses (Vaughn Lee - Chairman and Elders James Scott Lang and Joe Gurney) and Highwood Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses
2017-08-25 Notice of name, (Letter Form) Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association
2017-08-24 Motion to extend time, (Included in the motion for leave to intervene), To file a motion for leave to intervene. Joint with AMENDED motion for leave to intervene. AMENDED notice of motion filed on 2017-08-29., Completed on: 2017-08-24 Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association
2017-08-24 Order on motion for leave to intervene, (BY JUSTICE MOLDAVER)
2017-08-24 Decision on the motion for leave to intervene, Mo, UPON APPLICATIONS by the Canadian Council of Christian Charities, the Association for Reformed Political Action Canada, the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association, the Canadian Constitution Foundation, the Christian Legal Fellowship, the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada and the Catholic Civil Rights League (jointly), the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Canada, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Canada, the World Sikh Organization of Canada and the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms 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 by the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Canada and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Canada are granted and the said two (2) interveners shall be entitled to serve and file a joint factum not exceeding ten (10) pages in length on or before October 5, 2017.
Furthermore, the said two (2) interveners are granted permission to jointly present oral argument not exceeding five (5) minutes at the hearing of the appeal.
The motions for leave to intervene by the Canadian Council of Christian Charities, the Association for Reformed Political Action Canada, the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association, the Canadian Constitution Foundation, the Christian Legal Fellowship, the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada and the Catholic Civil Rights League (jointly), the World Sikh Organization of Canada and the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms are granted and the said eight (8) interveners or group of interveners shall be entitled to each serve and file a factum not exceeding ten (10) pages in length on or before October 5, 2017.
The said eight (8) interveners or group of interveners are each granted permission to present oral argument not exceeding five (5) minutes at the hearing of the appeal.
The appellants (jointly) are permitted to serve and file a single five (5) page factum and the respondent is permitted to serve and file a single fifteen (15) page factum in reply to all interventions on or before October 19, 2017.
The 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 occasioned to the appellants and respondent by their interventions.
Granted
2017-08-24 Submission of motion for leave to intervene, Mo
2017-08-21 Appeal hearing scheduled, 2017-11-02, (EARLY START: 9:00am)
Judgment reserved
2017-08-18 Notice of hearing sent to parties
2017-08-14 Correspondence received from, Marie-France Major dated 2017-08-14. Re: Change of address Christian Legal Fellowship
2017-08-10 Response to the motion for leave to intervene, (Letter Form), Completed on: 2017-08-10, (Printed version filed on 2017-08-10) Randy Wall
2017-08-09 Response to the motion for leave to intervene, (Letter Form), To CCF, Completed on: 2017-08-09, (Printed version filed on 2017-08-10) Judicial Committee of the Highwood Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses (Vaughn Lee - Chairman and Elders James Scott Lang and Joe Gurney) and Highwood Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses
2017-08-09 Response to the motion for leave to intervene, (Letter Form), Completed on: 2017-08-10, (Printed version filed on 2017-08-10) Judicial Committee of the Highwood Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses (Vaughn Lee - Chairman and Elders James Scott Lang and Joe Gurney) and Highwood Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses
2017-08-08 Motion for leave to intervene, (Book Form), Proof of service missing (received 2017-08-24). Form 14 missing (received 2017-08-25). Payment missing (received 2017-08-24). AMENDED motion filed on 2017-08-24., Completed on: 2017-08-25, (Printed version filed on 2017-08-24) Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association
2017-08-04 Notice of name, (Letter Form) British Columbia Civil Liberties Association
2017-08-04 Motion for leave to intervene, (Book Form), service missing-rec'd 2017/08/10, Completed on: 2017-08-04 British Columbia Civil Liberties Association
2017-08-04 Notice of name, (Letter Form) Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Canada
2017-08-04 Motion for leave to intervene, (Book Form), Completed on: 2017-08-04 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Canada
2017-08-04 Notice of name, (Letter Form) Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms
2017-08-04 Motion for leave to intervene, (Book Form), Completed on: 2017-08-04 Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms
2017-08-04 Notice of name Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Canada
2017-08-04 Motion for leave to intervene, (Book Form), Completed on: 2017-08-04 Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Canada
2017-08-04 Notice of name Christian Legal Fellowship
2017-08-04 Motion for leave to intervene, (Book Form), Completed on: 2017-08-04 Christian Legal Fellowship
2017-08-04 Notice of name World Sikh Organization of Canada
2017-08-04 Motion for leave to intervene, (Book Form), Completed on: 2017-08-04 World Sikh Organization of Canada
2017-08-03 Notice of name, (Included in the motion for leave to intervene) Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
2017-08-03 Motion for leave to intervene, (Book Form), Joint, Completed on: 2017-08-03 Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
2017-08-03 Notice of name, (Letter Form) Canadian Constitution Foundation
2017-08-03 Motion for leave to intervene, (Book Form), Completed on: 2017-08-03 Canadian Constitution Foundation
2017-08-02 Response to the motion for leave to intervene, (Letter Form), Completed on: 2017-08-02 Judicial Committee of the Highwood Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses (Vaughn Lee - Chairman and Elders James Scott Lang and Joe Gurney) and Highwood Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses
2017-08-01 Notice of name, (Letter Form) Association for Reformed Political Action Canada
2017-08-01 Motion for leave to intervene, (Letter Form), Completed on: 2017-08-01 Association for Reformed Political Action Canada
2017-07-28 Notice of name, (Letter Form) Canadian Council of Christian Charities
2017-07-26 Motion for leave to intervene, (Book Form), Completed on: 2017-07-26 Canadian Council of Christian Charities
2017-07-07 Certificate of counsel (attesting to record), (Letter Form) Judicial Committee of the Highwood Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses (Vaughn Lee - Chairman and Elders James Scott Lang and Joe Gurney) and Highwood Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses
2017-07-07 Appellant's book of authorities, (Book Form), Electronic version filed on 2017-07-10., Completed on: 2017-07-07 Judicial Committee of the Highwood Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses (Vaughn Lee - Chairman and Elders James Scott Lang and Joe Gurney) and Highwood Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses
2017-07-07 Appellant's record, (Book Form), Electronic version filed on 2017-07-10., Completed on: 2017-07-07 Judicial Committee of the Highwood Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses (Vaughn Lee - Chairman and Elders James Scott Lang and Joe Gurney) and Highwood Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses
2017-07-07 Appellant's factum, (Book Form), Electronic version filed on 2017-07-10., Completed on: 2017-07-07 Judicial Committee of the Highwood Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses (Vaughn Lee - Chairman and Elders James Scott Lang and Joe Gurney) and Highwood Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses
2017-06-16 Correspondence received from, (Letter Form), Nadia Effendi will be agent for the respondent. Randy Wall
2017-05-15 Notice of appeal, (Letter Form), Completed on: 2017-05-15, (Electronic version filed on 2017-05-15) Judicial Committee of the Highwood Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses (Vaughn Lee - Chairman and Elders James Scott Lang and Joe Gurney) and Highwood Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses
2017-04-26 Notice of change of counsel, (Letter Form), Mr. Michael A. Feder will represent the Respondent. Randy Wall
2017-04-20 Letter advising the parties of tentative hearing date and filing deadlines (Leave granted)
2017-04-18 Correspondence (sent by the Court) to, Respondent re: Self-Rep Questionnaire regarding legal services and representation.
2017-04-18 Copy of formal judgment sent to Registrar of the Court of Appeal and all parties
2017-04-18 Judgment on leave sent to the parties
2017-04-13 Decision on the application for leave to appeal, CJ Abe Mo Ka Wa Ga Côt Br Row,
The application for leave to appeal from the judgment of the Court of Appeal of Alberta (Calgary), Number 1501-0120-AC, 2016 ABCA 255, dated September 8, 2016, is granted with costs in the cause.
Granted, with costs in the cause
2017-02-27 All materials on application for leave submitted to the Judges, Abe Ka Br, for consideration by the Court
2016-11-08 Letter acknowledging receipt of a complete application for leave to appeal, FILE OPENED 2016/11/08
2016-11-04 Notice of name, (Letter Form), (Electronic version filed on 2016-11-04) Judicial Committee of the Highwood Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses (Vaughn Lee - Chairman and Elders James Scott Lang and Joe Gurney) and Highwood Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses
2016-11-04 Certificate (on limitations to public access), (Letter Form), (Electronic version filed on 2016-11-04) Judicial Committee of the Highwood Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses (Vaughn Lee - Chairman and Elders James Scott Lang and Joe Gurney) and Highwood Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses
2016-11-04 Application for leave to appeal, (Book Form), Completed on: 2016-11-04, (Electronic version filed on 2016-11-04) Judicial Committee of the Highwood Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses (Vaughn Lee - Chairman and Elders James Scott Lang and Joe Gurney) and Highwood Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses