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.
Lawyer Christopher Morrison presents arguments on behalf of the Canadian Red Cross Society. David Harvey presents arguments on behalf of Lois Osborne.