Corcovado yacht Charters Ltd. v. Forshore Projects Ltd.

In Admiralty Jurisdiction on (Updated )

The issue in this case was whether the Federal Court had jurisdiction to determine a dispute relating to the refusal of a landlord to renew a lease on a building that was, in part, built on pilings at Granville Island in False Creek, Vancouver. The Court held that the lease and its cancellation or non-renewal were in pith and substance matters within the property and civil rights jurisdiction of the provinces and not governed by Canadian maritime law. In the result, the Court declined jurisdiction.