Today (December 11, 2018) at 9:30 am EST, the Supreme Court of Canada will hear appeals in two related price-fixing class action matters out of British Columbia – Pioneer Corporation et al. v. Godfrey (SCC File No. 37809) and Toshiba Corporation et al. v. Godfrey (SCC File No. 37810).  It is anticipated that the Supreme Court of Canada will address several matters of importance to not only price-fixing cases but to class actions more generally.

Jonathan Foreman, is appearing on behalf of the Consumers Council of Canada who was granted leave to intervene on the appeal. On behalf of the Consumers Council of Canada, Jon will address the importance of access to justice and redress for Canadian consumers in both the context of a global price-fixing conspiracy and as a matter of systemic class actions practice more generally.

Watch the case live by webcast

Beginning at 9:30 AM EST, the Supreme Court will live-stream the hearing on their website. To watch live, go to https://www.scc-csc.ca/case-dossier/info/hear-aud-eng.aspx.

Here are the summaries for today’s scheduled hearings:

Pioneer Corporation et al. v. Godfrey (SCC File No. 37809)
Toshiba Corporation et al. v. Godfrey (SCC File No. 37810)

About the Consumer Council of Canada

The Consumers Council of Canada, a non-profit, voluntary organization, is working towards an improved marketplace for consumers in Canada. It seeks an efficient, equitable, effective and safe marketplace in which consumers are able to exercise their rights and responsibilities. The Council has been a member of the Canadian Consumer Initiative.

Photograph credit: Dig deeper [CC BY 4.0], from Wikimedia Commons.

Updated December 12, 2018 with a picture of Jonathan Foreman and Jean-Marc Metrailler at the Supreme Court.

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