Hu Fang v. City of Repentigny

(Quebec) (Civil) (By Leave)


Municipal Law — By-laws — Appeals — Conviction under municipal by-law — Whether courts erred in their decisions — Whether application for leave to appeal raises issues of public importance.


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Mr. Hu Fang seeks leave to appeal his convictions under the municipal by-laws of the City of Repentigny for leaving his land, buildings, yard and appurtenances in a state of uncleanliness or dilapidation. The Superior Court dismissed Mr. Fang’s appeal, and the Court of Appeal refused leave to appeal, noting that leave is only granted on a “question of law alone”, which was not established in this application.

Lower Court Rulings

September 7, 2022
Superior Court of Quebec

Appeal dismissed
December 28, 2022
Court of Appeal of Quebec (Montréal)

Application for leave to appeal dismissed