Kremikovtzi Trade v. Phoenix Bulk Carriers Limited

In Admiralty Practice, Appeals on (Updated )

In an application under section 37.1 of the Supreme Court Act for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal, although noting that the Supreme Court should be allowed to set its own agenda and that it should rarely grant leave, nevertheless granted leave reasoning that the issue was one of considerable importance to the maritime Bar. In a dissent, the dissenting Justice held that the mere fact of conflicting decisions should not be a sufficient reason for granting leave and that the Supreme Court should determine itself whether to grant leave.