Reece v Edmonton (City), 2011 ABCA 238

Appeal from the Court of Queens Bench decision to strike the application for a declaration that the City of Edmonton is violating the Animal Protection Act by keeping Lucy the Elephant in Valley Zoo. The application was brought forward by a number of organizations concerned for the health and welfare of Lucy, a lone Asian elephant kept at the zoo. In dismissing the appeal, the majority of the court upheld the finding below that the application for a declaration was an abuse of process. Leave to appeal to the SCC was refused [2011] SCCA No 447.

Source: Case Law

Jurisdiction: Alberta

Topics: abuse of processadministration of justice into disreputefalsefrivolousLucy the ElephantpleadingsValley Zoovexatious or abuse of process

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