• Supreme Court Confirms Seizure and Detention Remedies of Airport Authorities and NAV Canada
  • July 11, 2006
  • Law Firm: Ogilvy Renault LLP - Montreal Office
  • On Friday, June 9, 2006, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that major Canadian airport authorities as well as NAV Canada were entitled to seize and detain aircraft operated by airlines that had incurred airport and air navigation charges until the authorities and NAV Canada were paid or suitable security was posted, notwithstanding the identity of the legal owner of the aircraft. This unanimous decision reversed parallel judgments rendered by the Ontario Court of Appeal and Quebec Court of Appeal in the wake of the bankruptcies of Canada 3000 and Inter-Canadian airlines.