I take it back! In certain circumstances, an administrative body can correct a breach in procedural fairness by reopening the relevant decision

22. February 2022 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Law Societies – Bias – Judicial review application – Premature – Procedural requirements and fairness – Evidence – Jurisdiction – Legislative compliance – Hearings – Notice – Hearing de novo – Barristers and solicitors – Professional misconduct – Disciplinary proceedings Hemminger v. Law Society of British Columbia, [2022] B.C.J. ...

Fair is fair: where statutory interpretation is the core issue decided upon following written and oral submissions, it is not procedurally unfair for the decision maker to rely on a particular term contained in the regulations being interpreted about which submissions were not specifically made

21. December 2021 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Business Risk Management Review Committee – Judicial review – Applications – Statutory interpretation – Legislation – Natural resources – Agriculture – Farm operations 2041219 Ontario Ltd. v. Business Risk Management Review Committee, [2021] O.J. No. 5968, 2021 ONSC 6696, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, October 21, 2021, L.G. Favreau, ...

There are no shortcuts to judicial review: judicial review will not be available where there is an adequate alternative remedy. A limited right of appeal from decisions of an administrative body to the Court constitutes an adequate alternative remedy

21. December 2021 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Condominium Authority – Strata corporations – Jurisdiction of court – Judicial review – Applications – Premature – Jurisdiction – Alternative remedies Peel Standard Condominium Corp. No. 779 v. Rahman, [2021] O.J. No. 6105, 2021 ONSC 7113, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, October 28, 2021, F.B. Fitzpatrick, S.T. Bale and ...

Careful what you agree to: where a party enters into an agreed statement of facts and admits unprofessional conduct, and a decision is made based largely on the agreed statement of facts and admission, overturning that decision would be to undermine the efficacy of agreed statements of fact

21. September 2021 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – College of Dental Surgeons – Judicial review – Appeals – Evidence – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Dentists – Disciplinary proceedings – Professional misconduct or conduct unbecoming – Penalties Byun v. Alberta Dental Assn. and College, [2021] A.J. No. 1019, 2021 ABCA 272, Alberta Court of Appeal, July ...

That’s reasonable, right? The standard of review regarding questions of procedural fairness met by an administrative decision maker is not correctness, but rather whether the standard of fairness required by the common law has been met

21. September 2021 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – University Committees – Judicial review – Procedural requirements and fairness – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Correctness – Remedies – Declaratory relief – Charter relief – Universities – Students – Policies Andres v. Governors of the University of Lethbridge, [2021] A.J. No. 960, 2021 ABQB 551, Alberta Court ...

It’s all in the context: the content of hospital privileges and assessment of what constitutes constructive revocation of privileges is highly contextual, to be examined on a case by case basis

20. July 2021 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Hospital Appeal Board – Judicial review – Standard of review – Patent unreasonableness – Physicians – Hospital privileges Provincial Health Services Authority v. Campbell, [2021] B.C.J. No. 943, 2021 BCSC 823, British Columbia Supreme Court, April 30, 2021, N.P. Kent J. The petitioner, the Provincial Health Services Authority, is ...

It’s all fair game: the scope of an investigation ordered pursuant to British Columbia Law Society Rule 4-55 encompasses a broad investigation of the member’s entire legal practice and is not limited to the concerns that triggered the investigation

20. July 2021 0
Administrative law – Decisions of administrative tribunals – Law Societies – Investigations – Judicial review – Barristers and solicitors – Professional misconduct or conduct unbecoming Lawyer v. Law Society of British Columbia, [2021] B.C.J. No. 1050, 2021 BCSC 914, British Columbia Supreme Court, May 13, 2021, A. Majawa J. In October 2019, the vice-chair of ...

Pump the brakes – sections 133(1)(b) and (c) of the Civil Resolutions Tribunal Act, S.B.C. 2012, c. 25 are declared unconstitutional and of no force and effect

20. April 2021 0
Administrative law – Legislation – Legislative Assembly – Constitutional law – Boards and tribunals – Jurisdiction – Practice and procedure – Summary proceedings – Remedies Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia v. British Columbia (Attorney General), [2021] B.C.J. No. 389, 2021 BCSC 348, British Columbia Supreme Court, March 2, 2021, C.E. Hinkson C.J.S.C. Effective April ...

It’s all relative – what it takes for a decision maker to discharge its duty of procedural fairness depends on a determination of the level of procedural fairness required in the specific circumstances

20. April 2021 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Community Council – Judicial review – Procedural requirements and fairness – Fresh evidence – Admissibility – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Municipalities – By-laws Scott v. Toronto (City), [2021] O.J. No. 591, 2021 ONSC 858, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, February 8, 2021, F. Kristjanson J. On June ...