Two options to calculate compensation in lieu of reinstatement after unjust dismissal

Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Labour and employment boards – Compensation – Judicial review – Appeals – Procedural requirements and fairness – Costs – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Correctness – Employment – Remuneration Hussey v. Bell Mobility Inc., [2022] F.C.J. No. 790, 2022 FCA 95, Federal Court of Appeal, May 31, 2022, ...

The Federal Court of Appeal reinforced that absurd results must be avoided when interpreting legislation

19. April 2022 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Workers Compensation Boards – Compliance with legislation [Interpretation] – Judicial review – Appeals and leave to appeal – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Workers compensation – Pensions – Eligibility Canada (Attorney General) v. Burke, [2022] F.C.J. No. 321, 2022 FCA 44, Federal Court of Appeal, March 15, 2022, ...

Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada’s decision to refuse investigation into Canadian embassy involvement in foreign mining operations and criminal activity reasonable

15. March 2022 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Public Sector Integrity Commissioner – Investigations – Judicial review – Appeals – Procedural requirements and fairness – Standard of review – Reasonableness Gordillo v. Canada (Attorney General), [2022] F.C.J. No. 137, 2022 FCA 23, Federal Court of Appeal, February 9, 2022, W.W. Webb, J.B. Laskin and M. Rivoalen JJ.A. ...

Federal Court of Appeal upholds decision that the Minister of Health did not deny the appellant procedural fairness in refusing a natural health product license

21. December 2021 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Minister of Health – Permits and licences – Judicial review – Appeals – Procedural requirements and fairness – Standard of review – Reasonableness Canada RNA Biochemical Inc. v. Canada (Minister of Health), [2021] F.C.J. No. 1826, 2021 FCA 213, Federal Court of Appeal, November 2, 2021, D.J. Rennie, J.B. ...

Reviewable Decisions – The conundrum of determining whether a decision is subject to judicial review

21. September 2021 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner – Judicial review application – Availability – Investigation Democracy Watch v. Canada (Attorney General), [2021] F.C.J. No. 683, 2021 FCA 133, Federal Court of Appeal, July 5, 2021, Y. de Montigny, M. Rivoalen and G.R. Locke JJ.A. Relevant Facts This Federal Court of ...

Government employee attacks internal hiring decision without success

17. August 2021 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Labour and employment boards – Bias – Judicial review applications – Appeals – Jurisdiction – Procedural requirements and fairness – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Correctness – Employment law – Appointment Gulia v. Canada (Attorney General), [2021] F.C.J. No. 522, 2021 FCA 106, Federal Court of Appeal, June ...

Off duty conduct must be carefully assessed before concluding it warrants disciplinary action

Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Royal Canadian Mounted Police – Judicial review – Procedural requirements and fairness – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Police – Professional misconduct or conduct unbecoming – Disciplinary proceedings Laporte v. Canada (Attorney General), [2021] F.C.J. No. 120, 2021 FC 118, Federal Court, February 5, 2021, R.F. Southcott J. ...

Procedural fairness requires notice of potential timeliness issues

16. February 2021 0
The application for judicial review was granted on the basis that the applicant was denied procedural fairness. The court remitted the matter for reconsideration by another decision-maker. Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Attorney General – Judicial review – Procedural fairness – Standard of review – Procedural requirements and fairness – Barristers and solicitors – ...

You don’t get a second kick at the can – all evidence and issues one wishes to raise within administrative proceedings should be raised with the administrative decision-maker and may be disregarded by reviewing courts

19. January 2021 0
Federal Court of Appeal upholds Federal Court decision dismissing an application for judicial review of an Order in Council terminating the appellant’s good behavior appointment as a Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commissioner. Administrative law – Legislative Assembly – Judicial review application – Official appointments – Appeal – Fresh evidence, admissibility – Procedural requirements and fairness ...

You didn’t consider my reply! Canadian Human Rights Commission in breach of procedural fairness by ignoring reply submissions made by applicant to investigator’s report

19. November 2019 0
The court concluded that the Canadian Human Rights Commission committed a breach in procedural fairness when it failed to properly consider and assess reply submissions made by the applicant in response to the investigator’s initial investigation and report. The Commission could not simply adopt the investigator’s findings, when the applicant had raised new issues in ...