Hu Fang v. His Majesty the King

(Quebec) (Criminal) (By Leave)


Appeals — Regulatory conviction — Whether courts erred in their decisions to dismiss appeal and deny leave to appeal — Whether application for leave to appeal raises issues of public importance — Act respecting the Réseau de transport métropolitain, C.Q.L.R., c. R-25.01.


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Mr. Fang received a statement of offence under the Act respecting the Réseau de transport métropolitain. He did not enter a plea and a court date was set, for which he was not present and was found guilty by default. The Court of Quebec dismissed the application for a revocation of judgment. The Superior Court of Quebec dismissed the appeal, ruling that it had no merit and was manifestly devoid of any chance of success. The Court of Appeal of Quebec refused to grant leave to appeal, as it found there was no true question of law.

Lower Court Rulings

August 23, 2022
Superior Court of Quebec

2022 QCCS 3352, 705-36-000931-228
Appeal dismissed
December 28, 2022
Court of Appeal of Quebec (Montréal)

Application for leave to appeal dismissed