Jun 29, 2020

COURT OF APPEAL SUMMARIES (June 22 – 26, 2020)

M.E. v. R., 2020 ONCA 289 (CanLII)

[Lauwers, Hourigan and Fairburn JJ.A.]


The appellant, acting in person

Domenico Polla, for the respondent Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Ontario

Scott C. Hutchison, for the respondents Children’s Aid Society of Toronto,

Giovanna Asaro and Ada Lee (contempt appeal)

Giovanna Asaro, for the respondent Children’s Aid Society of Toronto (summary judgment appeal)

Keywords: Torts, Negligence, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Defamation, Breach of Privacy, Civil Procedure, Contempt, Summary Judgment, Pleadings, Defences, Appeals, Jurisdiction, Final or Interlocutory, Young Offenders Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. Y-1, ss. 38(1), 44.1(1)(d), 45(1), 45(3), Youth Criminal Justice Act, S.C. 2002, c. 1, ss. 119(1)(e), 119(2), 123, 128(2), 138(1), Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 16, The Catalyst Capital Group Inc. v. Moyse, 2015 ONCA 784, Chirico v. Szalas, 2016 ONCA 586, Rogacki v. Belz (2003), 67 O.R. (3d) 330 (C.A.)