The court hears arguments in case #27284, Canadian Red Cross Society v. Douglas Walker, et al., on November 7, 2000.
The Canadian Red Cross Society is appealing the decisions of lower courts that found that the agency failed to honour its duty of care to users and recipients of blood and blood products. A number of individuals contracted HIV and AIDS from its blood and blood products in the early- and mid-1980s.
David Harvey makes arguments on behalf of Lois Osborne. Kenneth Arenson presents arguments on behalf of an individual identified as “M.” Christopher Morrison makes arguments on behalf of the Canadian Red Cross Society.