Harris v. 149925 Can. Ltd., [2004] B.C.T.C. 1618 (SC)

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Temp. Cite: [2004] B.C.T.C. TBEd. DE.068

Gordon Peter Harris (petitioner) v. 149925 Canada Ltd., O’Neill Hotels & Resorts Ltd., Mainland Elevator Industries Ltd., Mainland Elevator Company Ltd., Otis Canada Inc. and Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal (respondents)

(L041126; 2004 BCSC 1618)

Indexed As: Harris v. 149925 Canada Ltd. et al.

British Columbia Supreme Court


Boyd, J.

December 6, 2004.


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Workers’ Compensation – Topic 5

General principles – Definitions – Worker defined – See paragraphs 1 to 38.

Cases Noticed:

Pushpanathan v. Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration), [1998] 1 S.C.R. 982, addendum [1998] 1 S.C.R. 1222; 226 N.R. 201, refd to. [para. 10].

British Airways Board v. Workers’ Compensation Board (B.C.) (1985), 61 B.C.L.R. 1 (C.A.), dist. [para. 12].


D.W. Lahay, for the petitioner;

J.S. Stanley, for the respondents, Mainland Elevator Industries Ltd., Mainland Elevator Co. and Otis Canada Inc.;

A.L. Eged, for the respondent, 149925 Canada Ltd. and O’Neill Hotels & Resorts Ltd.;

V.A. Pylypchuk, for the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal.

This case was heard on November 15, 2004, before Boyd, J., of the British Columbia Supreme Court, who delivered the following decision on December 6, 2004.

Please note: The following judgment has not been edited.


Harris v. 149925 Canada Ltd. et al.

2004 BCSC 1618

Supreme Court of British Columbia
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13 minutes

Boyd, J.
: The petitioner seeks:

(a) an order quashing the decision of the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal (“WCAT”); and

(b) a declaration that the petitioner is not a “worker” within the meaning of the
Workers Compensation Act
, RSBC 1996, c. 492 (the ”


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