The powers of a Court of Appeal judge sitting alone

By Rizwan A. K. Gondal In the case of Pharmaprixinc. c. Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec (Sandoz Canada inc. c. Régie del’assurance maladie du Québec), 2014 QCCA 1288, the Hon. Justice Morissetteof the Court of Appeal was presented with a motion whereby he was asked torevise and reconsider a judgment rendered by another justice of that Court. Thejudgment subject to review (Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec v.Pharmaprix inc., 2014 QCCA 1184 )was that of Justice Kasirer, J.C.A. who, sitting alone, had annulled the stay grantedearlier by a Superior Court Justice (Pharmaprixinc. c. Régie de l’assurance maladie duQuébec, 2014 QCCS 2143) of theexecution of subpoenas duces tecumissued against the executives of Shoppers Drug Mart, Inc., Sanis Health Inc.,and Sandoz Canada Inc. (the “Petitioners” in the case at bar). JusticeMorissette had to therefore decide if he had the jurisdiction to grant what wasbeing asked of him by the Petitioners. Context… Lire la suite