S.D. is a former student at the ballet school operated by the
Royal Winnipeg Ballet. The plaintiff L.K. is her life partner. Pursuant to the Class Proceedings Act, 1992,1 S.D. brings a proposed
class action on her own behalf and on behalf of all persons who
attended the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School from 1987 to 2015
who were photographed by Mr. Monk in a private setting. Mr.
Monk was a teacher at the school.
 S.D.’s action alleges causes of action for (a) sexual assault;
(b) sexual exploitation; (c) sexual violence; (d) breach of fiduciary
duty; (e) breach of confidence; (f) breach of trust; (g) intrusion
upon seclusion; (h) invasion of privacy and the public disclosure
of private facts; ( i) breach of The Privacy Act2 (Manitoba);
(j) breach of the Privacy Act3 (British Columbia); (k) breach of the
Privacy Act4 (Saskatchewan); ( l) breach of the Privacy Act5 (
Newfoundland and Labrador); (m) breach of the Civil Code of Quebec;6 (n) negligence; (o) occupier’s liability; (p) unjust enrichment;
(q) vicarious liability; (r) breach of contract; (s) breach of statute;
and (t) breach of the Child Sexual Exploitation and Human Trafficking Act7 (Manitoba).
 These claims and causes of action arise from the allegation
that Mr. Monk took intimate photographic images of S.D. and
other students at the school and, without consent, disseminated
the images over the Internet and elsewhere.
 L.K. advances a claim pursuant to s. 61 of the Family Law
Act,8 for the pecuniary and non-pecuniary damages she has suffered arising as a result of the injuries and losses sustained by
S.D. L.K. brings this action on her own behalf and on behalf of
the class, defined as “all dependants of members of the Student
Class, as defined by section 61 of the Family Law Act”.
 The family class members claim damages of $10 million.
The student class members claim special damages and general
damages of $50 million, aggravated damages of $25 million,
punitive damages of $25 million, prejudgment and post-judgment
1 S.O. 1992, c. 6.
2 C.C.S.M. c. P125, s. 2(1).
3 R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 373, ss. 1, 3.
4 R.S.S. 1978, c. P-24, s. 2.
5 R.S.N.L. 1990, c. P-22, s. 3.
6 S.Q. 1991, c. 64, arts. 3, 35, 37.
7 C.C.S.M. c. C94, s. 1(2).
8 R.S.O. 1990, c. F.3.