October 2017 Archives

Saskatchewan Court Umpires a Baseball Dispute

In Keller v. Saskatchewan Baseball Assn. Inc. (decided 1999), Justice Pritchard of the Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench found that the Saskatchewan Baseball Association had acted oppressively in refusing to stay the suspension of one of its officers until his appeal was heard, and held that the association's appeals committee needed to be reconstituted to ensure that it was impartial.

Saskatchewan Court Refuses to Overturn League's Decision to Suspend Hockey Player

In Trudelle (Litigation Guardian of) v. Saskatchewan Hockey Association Inc. (decided 2003), Justice Matheson of the Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench refused to overturn the decision of a minor hockey association to suspend a 16-year old player for a year because he had struck a referee.

Saskatchewan Court Brings Peace to Turbulent Waters

In Tkachuk (Litigation Guardian of) v. Bridge City Cosmo Aqualene Synchronized Swimming Club Inc. (decided 1998), Justice Rothery of the Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench upheld the decision of an aquatic swim club that refused to accept an annual membership renewal of a troublesome member.

Receiver-Manager Appointed where Non-Profit Housing Corp. Loses its Way

In Saskatchewan Housing Corp. v. Gabriel Housing Corp. (decided 1998), the Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench appointed a receiver-manager to restore proper administration to a publicly funded non-profit housing corporation that had utterly lost its way.

When Legal Costs Exceed the Value of Assets, Insolvency Must Ensue

The 1998 decision of the Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench in Dyck v. Dyck marked the final chapter in the demise of the Dyck Historical Society, which was destroyed by the legal costs incurred in a fight amongst the members over what type of society it should be.

Failed Attempt to Convert Unincorporated Association into NFP Corporation

In Cedarwoods Park Association Inc. v. Tolentino (decided August 2017), Justice Boswell of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice held that an unincorporated summer recreational park for trailer and cottage use had not been validly converted into a not-for-profit corporation and, further, that the association was not required to have an audit of its financial statements.

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