This is a motion in a family law case brought by the wife
requesting the husband to complying with earlier orders for
disclosure, failing which to pay penalty pursuant to Rule 1(8) of
the Family Law Rules.
The husband incorporated NSIRetail Inc to bill and receive
payment for his work for another corporation Network Services
International Inc. The wife alleged that the husband was/is the
directing mind of Network Services, in which the husband insisted
no ownership interest.
The husband was ordered earlier to produce documents regarding
(i) transactions between Network Services and NSIRetail, (ii)
financial documents of NSIRetail, and (iii) financial documents of
Network Services. The husband produced inadequate documents of the
first two parts, and no documents of Network Services but a
solitary letter to it requesting the documents.
The judge was not satisfied with the efforts of the husband. As
to the first two parts of documents, the husband was order to
produce the requested documents and adequate explanations, failing
which he will be subject to a daily penalty of $500. As to the
documents of Network Services, the judge found the issue as to who
controls the records for Network Services and how those records may
be obtained must be resolved, and ordered the husband to bring a
motion to request Network Services to produce the required
documents. The motion material shall be served to the wife and the
wife may file motion material and attend at the motion to make
Envoy Relocation Services Inc v Canada, 2011 ONSC
This is an action where a failed bidder sued Government of
Canada based on several grounds including allegations of bias and
predisposition of the government employees in a 2004 procurement
During the examination in chief by the defendant posing
questions on an officer of the defendant, the content of some
documents prepared by the successful bidder was disclosed, then the
plaintiff requested those documents in the 2004 procurement process
as well as similar documents for the 2002 procurement process on
the basis that they are relevant and related to the same issue.
Defendant argued that after lengthy discovery and trial process
no previous request was made for these documents nor plaintiff
previously indicated that those documents could be relevant, and
that the documents were not made relevant by questioning
plaintiff's witness only for the purpose of responding to
questioning by the plaintiff, and additionally that at least
documents for the 2002 procurement process were not relevant.
The court found in favor of the plaintiff that the 2004
documents were likely relevant on the substantive issues,
particularly to the issue of bias of the government employees, and
that the similar 2002 documents were relevant given that the
procurement issues in that process could have an impact on the
fairness and validity of the 2004 procurement process.
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