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Record no. 1484
Case name: Champion & White v. Vancouver (City)
Date: 1916-05-20
Jurisdiction: Canada - British Columbia
Court: Supreme Court
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Parties: Name   Appearing as
  Champion & White   Plaintiff
  Canadian Northern Pacific Railway Co.   Defendant
  Vancouver (City)   Defendant
Before: Decision maker Title
Hunter, Gordon C.J.B.C.
Lawyers: Name   Appearing for
  Bird, Joseph Edward   Plaintiff
  MacNeill, Albert Howard   Plaintiff
  Armour, Douglas   Defendant
  Cassidy, Robert   Defendant
  Jones, E.F.   Defendant
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Decision: Application by a property owner for an injunction to prevent the City and the railway company from interfering with the use of the Plaintiff's property by the erection of a seawall. The Plaintiff owned four waterfront lots in the City of Vancouver. A wharf had been constructed on the foreshore adjacent to the four lots and the wharf was used in the Plaintiff's business as wharfingers. The Defendants planned to construct a sea wall adjacent to the wharf which would have blocked access to the wharf from the ocean. It was held that the Plaintiff had a lawful right to use the foreshore for the wharf and the Defendants did not have a legal right to interfere with use of the wharf. The injunction was granted.
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Related decisions:      
  [1916] EXLAW 4 B.C. C.A. 1916-10-03
  [1917] EXLAW 3 S.C.C. 1917-10-15
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ExLaw citation: [1916] EXLAW 3
Parallel citations: [1916] B.C.J. No. 78
  (1916) 23 B.C.R. 221
  (1916) 31 D.L.R. 22
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