Introduction by Earl Cherniak, Q.C.: "Thank you for asking me to come to Vancouver to speak about arguing insurance cases in the Supreme Court of Canada. Appearing in the Supreme Court is, without a doubt, the best thing a barrister can do.
I was fortunate to appear in the Supreme Court very early in my career, in 1962. I argue that the now long forgotten tort of alienation of affections did not exist in the law of Ontario, though more than 100 years of precedent said that it did. My argument carried the day."
Vancouver, BC, June 4-5, 2009