Aubin’s practice is focused on administrative and constitutional law. She also has experience working on private law matters with public law elements. She has appeared as counsel before administrative tribunals and all levels of court.
Before joining Hunter Litigation Chambers, Aubin served as a law clerk to the Right Honourable Chief Justice Richard Wagner of the Supreme Court of Canada from 2016 to 2018. She received her J.D. in 2016 from the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia and was called to the bar in 2017. Aubin holds a Ph.D. in political theory, also from the University of British Columbia.
Aubin is chair of the CBA BC Appellate Advocacy Section Executive, and has organized and moderated a number of panels of judges and academics on topics of interest to appellate practice, and has presented on administrative and constitutional law issues for CLEBC. In 2021 she joined the Supreme Court Advocacy Institute as session coordinator for British Columbia.
Aubin is an adjunct professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, where she and a colleague teach private international law, and volunteers with Access Pro Bono’s Court of Appeal roster program and Pro Bono Ontario’s SCC Leave to Appeal Assistance Project.
Aubin Calvert was a speaker at the Administrative Law Conference 2021 hosted by the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia. She presented on administrative tribunals and s. 96 of the Constitution.
On October 21, 2021, Aubin Calvert was interviewed on CBC News Network about City of Nelson v. Marchi, a decision of the Supreme Court of Canada on the scope of liability in negligence of public authorities.
Aubin Calvert is co-teaching an upper year seminar on “conflict of laws” at the Peter A Allard School of Law this term.
Claire Hunter, QC, Alexander Bjornson, and Aubin Calvert were successful in opposing an application for leave to the Supreme Court of Canada. The applicant shareholder had sought leave to appeal a decision of the BC Court of Appeal where the Court had upheld a previous dismissal of that shareholder’s petition to commence a derivative action against the respondent mining company. Hunter Litigation Chambers represented the mining company in the application. Reasons for judgment can be found here.
Claire Hunter Q.C. and Brent Olthuis have jointed the BC roster of the Supreme Court Advocacy Institute. The Institute allows lawyers appearing before the Supreme Court of Canada to conduct an pre-hearing “moot” of their argument in front of senior appellate counsel, and obtain feedback from that counsel. The Institute was set up in 2007 by the Honourable Frank Iacobucci, for whom both Claire and Brent clerked, and other lawyers. Aubin Calvert is also involved with the Institute, with responsibility for co-ordinating BC sessions.
Brent Olthuis and Aubin Calvert represented the District of Sicamous in appeal proceedings arising from a catastrophic 2012 flood. On 30 December 2020, the Court of Appeal released reasons for judgment, allowing the District’s appeal in part. The reasons may be found here.
Aubin Calvert and Trevor Bant have each been re-acclaimed to the CBA BC Appellate Advocacy section executive for 2020-21 as, respectively, chair and legislative liaison.
The Supreme Court of Canada released its judgment in Atlantic Lottery Corp. Inc. v. Babstock, 2020 SCC 19, an important gaming law and class actions case in which Mike Stephens, Shannon Ramsay, and Aubin Calvert appeared on behalf of the intervener the British Columbia Lottery Corporation.
Aubin Calvert obtained leave to appeal for her client pursuant to s. 193(e) of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act on the question of whether fraudulent intent is required to revoke the discharge of a trustee under s. 41(8) of the Act. The reasons of the Court of Appeal judge in chambers granting leave are here.
On December 19, 2019, Aubin Calvert provided The Lawyer’s Daily with her initial reactions to the Supreme Court of Canada’s landmark trilogy revisiting the framework for administrative law standard of review.
On December 3, 2019, Mike Stephens, Shannon Ramsay, and Aubin Calvert appeared in the Supreme Court of Canada on behalf of the intervener British Columbia Lottery Corporation in Atlantic Lottery Corporation Inc., et al. v. Douglas Babstock, et al. The intervener factum is available here.
Brent Olthuis and Aubin Calvert won an appeal challenging the issuance of an anti-suit injunction in the arbitral context. The judgment represents one of the first, if not the first, times an appellate court in Canada has addressed the topic. A copy of the reasons for decision can be found here.
Mark Oulton and Aubin Calvert were counsel for Teal Cedar Products Ltd. in successfully defending an appeal brought from an interlocutory decision dismissing an application to remove a defendant on the grounds that it lacked the capacity to be sued. The decision of the Court of Appeal is available here.
Claire Hunter, Q.C. and Ryan Androsoff were counsel to Thomas Fresh Inc., a major vegetable wholesaler, and Prokam Enterprises Ltd., a vegetable producer, in a successful appeal to the Farm Industry Review Board from decisions of the BC Vegetable Marketing Commission. In a decision following an 8-day hearing in the spring of 2018, the FIRB found that the Commission had exceeded its authority by purporting to set minimum prices for the sale of British Columbia potatoes into Alberta and Saskatchewan without complying with the requirements of the Statutory Instruments Act. The Hunter Litigation Chambers team that assisted with this hearing also included Aubin Calvert and co-op student Diana Sepulveda. The decision is available here.
We are pleased to welcome Aubin Calvert to the firm as an associate. Between 2016 and 2018 she served as a law clerk to Chief Justice Richard Wagner of the Supreme Court of Canada. Aubin was called to the Ontario Bar in 2017 and to the British Columbia Bar in 2018.