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Appeals - Appeal of Order Not Reasons

Brunning v. Canada (Attorney General) (Ont CA, 2018)

Here the Court of Appeal states the oft-repeated rule that appeals are from the order, not the reasons for them being given:
[22] As understandable as the appellant’s concerns may be, those concerns do not give rise to a right of appeal in this court. The Eastern Administrative Judge’s comments about counsel are not part of the order he made. The order consists of the direction that the appellant and her client appear as required before the IAP Adjudicator on January 19. The essence of the order is found at para. 35 of the January 15 Direction:
I, therefore, direct Ms. Brunning to appear and participate in the closing submissions as directed by the IAP Adjudicator on Friday, January 19, 2018. I direct her to advise Court Counsel whether she will comply or will refuse to comply with this direction by no later than Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 4:00 p.m.
[23] An appeal lies only from the terms of an order and not from the reasons for judgment giving rise to the order: Grand River Enterprises v. Burnham (2005), 10 C.P.C. (6th) 136, at paras. 9-10 (Ont. C.A.).

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