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Former vice-principal on P.E.I. fails to have case heard by Supreme Court of Canada

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A former vice-principal’s lawsuit against the P.E.I. Teachers’ Federation has come to an end after the Supreme Court of Canada decline to hear the case.

In a decision issued Feb. 8, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed Jo-Anne Lanigan’s applications for leave to appeal two P.E.I. Court of Appeal judgments.

Lanigan was the vice-principal at Donagh Regional School when the then Eastern School Board disciplined her in 2010 over incidents involving the parents of a student with Down syndrome.

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She sued the federation and in 2015 a P.E.I. Supreme Court judge ruled it breached its duty to fair representation.

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The P.E.I Court of Appeal disagreed and overturned the lower court’s decision.

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Lanigan asked the P.E.I. Court of Appeal for a reconsideration of that decision but was unsuccessful.

In July 2017, the P.E.I. Court of Appeal awarded the PEITF more than $153,000 in costs.

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The Supreme Court of Canada dismissed Lanigan’s applications with costs to the P.E.I. Teachers’ Federation.

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