Expression of preliminary findings by an administrative body does not necessarily indicate a reasonable apprehension of bias

25. January 2022 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Election commissioner – Judicial review – Appeals – Procedural requirements and fairness – Compliance with legislation – Bias Rebel News Network Ltd. v. Alberta (Election Commissioner), [2021] A.J. No. 1541, 2021 ABCA 376, Alberta Court of Appeal, November 19, 2021, F.L. Schutz, M.G. Crighton and J. Strekaf JJ.A. This ...

Saskatchewan Court of Appeal holds University of Saskatchewan Council was bound by their own internal regulations and failure to follow the regulations in this instance lead to a finding of a denial of procedural fairness

16. November 2021 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – University Appeal Board – University Committees – Jurisdiction – Suspension – Plagiarism – Judicial review – Appeals – Procedural requirements and fairness – Universities – Student discipline Akpan v. University of Saskatchewan Council, [2021] S.J. No. 407, 2021 SKCA 129, Saskatchewan Court of Appeal, September 29, 2021, P.A. Whitmore, ...

The standard of review for jurisdictional questions under the Manufactured Home Park Tenancy Act is patent unreasonableness

16. February 2021 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Residential Tenancy office – Jurisdiction – Dispute resolution schemes – Judicial review – Privative clauses – Procedural requirements and fairness – Standard of review – Correctness – Patent unreasonableness –  Landlord and tenant – Remedies – Injunctions McDonald v Creekside Campground and RV Park, [2020] B.C.J. No. 2182, 2002 ...

It’s a moot point – when an appeal offers no practical remedy

17. November 2020 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Municipal boards – Judicial review – Appeals – Mootness – Procedural requirements and fairness – Jurisdiction – Failure to provide reasons – Costs – Standard of review – Correctness – Municipalities – Power Prince Albert Right to Life Assn v. Prince Albert (City), [2020] S.J. No. 299, 2020 SKCA ...

Evidence and determining whether a decision is reasonable

Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Police Commission – Failure to provide reasons – Judicial review – Application – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Professions – Police Correa v. Ontario (Civilian Police Commission), [2020] O.J. No. 438, 2020 ONSC 133, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, February 3, 2020, K.E. Swinton, R.A. Lococo and F.L. ...

Dental exams and the standard of review

Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Dental Board Association and College – Failure to hold a hearing – Judicial review – Application – Procedural requirements and fairness – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Professions – Dentists Pour v. Canada (National Dental Examining Board), [2020] O.J. No. 556, 2020 ONSC 555, Ontario Superior Court of ...

Reasonableness and processes related to the home statute

17. December 2019 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Utility and Review Board – Statutory interpretation – Judicial review – Procedural requirements and fairness – Jurisdiction – Appeals – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Government – Municipal boards Cape Breton (Regional Municipality) v. Nova Scotia (Attorney General), [2019] N.S.J. No. 420, 2019 NSCA 77, Nova Scotia Court ...

The applicable standard of review for human rights complaints and the denial of the opportunity to award costs as a reviewable error

17. December 2019 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Human Rights Tribunal – Disability – Statutory interpretation – Legislation – Judicial review – Appeals – Standard of review – Correctness – Reasonableness – Costs Pollock v. Manitoba (Human Rights Commission), [2019] M.J. No. 286, 2019 MBCA 110, Manitoba Court of Appeal, October 28, 2019, B.M. Hamilton, J.A. Pfuetzner and L.T. ...

Balancing Charter Rights

17. September 2019 0
Where Charter values are engaged in an administrative decision, Charter values do not have to be perfectly balanced; however other avenues and options must be considered in order for the decision to be justifiable, transparent and intelligible. Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Elections Officer – Charter of Rights and Freedoms – Discrimination – Judicial review – ...