Newfoundland: A group of Newfoundlanders is suing the federal government to save a pond in Long Harbour from becoming a dump site for mining waste. They claim cabinet changed the federal Fisheries Act in 2006 allowing small bodies of water to be used as tailings ponds, a decision, they argue, that should be made by Parliament.
Quebec: A Montreal couple claims their wedding was ruined by a lack of air conditioning and is suing the Ritz-Carlton for $150,000. They spent $120,000 on the event, which they argue was wrecked by “oppressive” heat that forced guests to loosen their ties and eat hors d’oeuvres outside.
Ontario: A roofer who went blind after spending five days in a Toronto jail in February 2009 is suing the Ontario government for $1.2 million in damages. He claims to have lost sight in his left eye, and thus his livelihood, after guards and doctors at the jail denied him medication needed to treat an infection, originally caused by a burning cigarette butt that landed on his cornea while he was helping a friend move.
Alberta: An Edmonton family is suing Air Canada for $1.5 million, alleging that employees threatened and falsely imprisoned them for an hour after they asked to leave a plane prior to takeoff due to safety concerns they had over a faulty cabin door.
British Columbia: A couple from Whistler is suing the federal government for $687,500 they claim they lost after contracts for housing members of the Vancouver 2010 Integrated Security Unit in chalet-style homes during the Olympics were cancelled. The government says mould, water leaks and unsafe wiring made the homes unacceptable.