By Melanie Hodges Neufeld
Rather than another dry tale of Thanksgiving’s history, the Legal Sourcery team did a bit a research to bring you these Thanksgiving-related cases. Admittedly some are a stretch, but enjoy!
R v ZL, 2015 ONSC 4498 – “Thanksgiving Family Feud”
“Why did you have to start something like this on Thanksgiving?”
Schell v. Truba and Hunter, (1989) 79 Sask R 27 – “The Case of the Thanksgiving Mistaken Identify”
The unfortunate experience lived by the plaintiff in this instance really stems from an equally unfortunate set of circumstances that neither he nor the defendants initiated. “You are making a mistake. You’ve got the wrong guy. I had nothing to do with this.”
X (Re), 2009 CanLII 89089 – “Thanksgiving Immigration Fraud?”
I do not find the claimant’s explanation for not including Easter as an important date for a Christian, yet included Thanksgiving, which is not a Christian time of celebration, to be reasonable.
Hanisch v. McKean, 2013 ONSC 2727 – farmer cancelled her “Thanksgiving turkey flock” because of e-coli poisoned water caused by neighbour with shared water supply
Lilydale Inc v United Food & Commercial Workers Union, Local 1518, 2013 CanLII 77054 – union members overworked with extra turkeys in Thanksgiving season, unpaid overtime, etc.
Kandag v. Di Vora, 2007 BCSC 717 – “She recalled that from September to December 2003 he complained of aching in his arm and shooting pains and tingling in his fingers, such that he could not lift a turkey platter and pass it to the next person at Thanksgiving”