Municipal bylaws do not apply to activities authorized under permit issued under Mines Act because of exclusive provincial jurisdiction over “mines” and “mining activities”

16. March 2021 0
Administrative law – Municipalities – Orders – By-laws – Permits – Judicial review – Legislative compliance – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Natural resources – Mining – Jurisdiction – Remedies – Certiorari O.K. Industries Ltd. v. Highlands (District), [2021] B.C.J. No. 85, 2021 BCSC 81, British Columbia Supreme Court, January 20, 2021, C.E. Hinkson ...

A Minister’s decision to enter into a contract on specific terms is not a “statutory power of decision” for the purposes of judicial review

17. November 2020 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Minister of Transportation – Jurisdiction to grant Charter remedies – Judicial review application – Appeals – Jurisdiction – Statutory powers – Remedies – Charter relief – Declaratory relief – Labour law – Collective agreements Independent Contractors and Business Association v. British Columbia (Transportation and Infrastructure), [2020] B.C.J. No. 1340, ...

Ministry of Attorney General’s legal costs defending Cambie Surgeries Corporation v. British Columbia (Attorney General) action protected from disclosure by solicitor-client privilege

17. November 2020 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Privacy Commissioner – Freedom of information and protection of privacy – Production of records – Solicitor-client privilege – Public body – Judicial review – Appeals – Standard of review – Correctness British Columbia (Attorney General) v. Canadian Constitution Foundation, [2020] B.C.J. No. 1316, 2020 BCCA 238, British Columbia Court ...

Where a matter is remitted for reconsideration, statutory decision maker is presumed to give full weight to the decision of the reviewing court

15. September 2020 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Dental Board Association and College – Judicial review – Appeals – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Dentist – Professional misconduct or conduct unbecoming – Law of reconsideration Zuk v. Alberta Dental Association and College, [2020] A.J. No. 500, 2020 ABCA 162, Alberta Court of Appeal, April 29, 2020, B.K. ...

Regulatory body can appoint administrator to provide oversight during investigation into police misconduct

15. September 2020 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Police Commission – Judicial review – Procedural requirements and fairness – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Police – Professional misconduct or conduct unbecoming – Public interest Durham Police Service v. Ontario Civilian Police Commission, [2020] O.J. No. 1490, 2020 ONSC 1116, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, April 6, 2020, ...

Tribunal members’ questions and comments during discipline hearing demonstrate reasonable apprehension of bias

21. July 2020 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Institute of Chartered Accountants; Judicial review – Reasonable apprehension of bias – Natural justice – Procedural requirements and fairness – Appeals; Accountants – Professional misconduct or conduct unbecoming Yee v. Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta, [2020] A.J. No. 291, 2020 ABCA 98, Alberta Court of Appeal, March 6, 2020, ...

Professional’s pattern of disruptive conduct can constitute unprofessional conduct

21. July 2020 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – College of Physicians and Surgeons – Suspension – Judicial review – Appeals – Standard of review – Correctness – Physicians and surgeons – Professional misconduct or conduct unbecoming Al-Ghamdi v. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, [2020] A.J. No. 207, 2020 ABCA 71, Alberta Court of Appeal, February ...

The Representative for Children and Youth has a broad mandate and is entitled to information generally relevant to child welfare

21. January 2020 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Ministry of Attorney General – Freedom of information and protection of privacy – Public body – Access to information – Judicial review – Standard of review – Unreasonableness British Columbia (Representative for Children and Youth) v. British Columbia (Attorney General), [2019] B.C.J. No. 2108, 2019 BCSC 1888, British Columbia Supreme Court, ...

Limitation period for statutory accident benefits is subject to rule of discoverability

21. January 2020 0
Administrative law – Judicial review – Application – Appeals – Compliance with legislation – Limitations – Discoverability rule Tomec v. Economical Insurance Co., [2019] O.J. No. 5677, 2019 ONCA 882, Tomec v. Economical Insurance Co., Ontario Court of Appeal, November 8, 2019, C.W. Hourigan, M.L. Benotto and J.M. Fairburn JJ.A. The appellant was a pedestrian and ...