Supreme Court Hearings - Nor-Man Regional Health Authority Manitoba Assoc. / Mark Whyte v. Queen
Nor-Man Regional Health Authority Inc. v. Manitoba Association of Healthcare Professionals (October 20, 2011)
Nor-Man and the union Manitoba Assoc. of Healthcare Professionals were parties to a collective agreement that contained several provisions on casual employees and annual vacations.
A dispute arose over whether an employee's casual service should be counted towards the calculation of paid vacation entitlement, which is based on the length of employment. In 2008, an employee submitted a grievance, alleging that she had been denied certain vacation benefits in violation of the collective agreement
Mark Whyte v. Her Majesty the Queen (October 20, 2011)
The appellant was arrested for various firearms offences without a warrant. The police had relied primarily on the tip from an informant and arrested Whyte while he was a passenger in a car.
The trial judge excluded the evidence related to the firearms on the basis that there was a violation of Charter rights and acquitted Whyte. The Court of Appeal overturned the trial judge’s decision and entered convictions.