Stay in your own lane: when asked to review a decision of an administrative tribunal, the Court ought to decline jurisdiction where there is another process available that is more appropriate to the adjudication of the claim

21. June 2022 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – University Committees – Judicial review – Jurisdiction – Procedural requirements and fairness – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Correctness – Human rights complaints – Discrimination – Universities Michalski v. McMaster University, [2022] O.J. No. 2071, 2022 ONSC 2625, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, April 29, 2022, D.L. Corbett, ...

Court dismisses appeal from an LTB decision on the grounds that there was no procedural unfairness or injustice in the result

Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Landlord and Tenant Board – Eviction – Reconsideration – Judicial review – Procedural requirements and fairness – Natural justice – Hearings – Adjournment of hearing – Unrepresented complainant Lacroix v. Central-McKinlay International Ltd., [2022] O.J. No. 2220, 2022 ONSC 2807, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, May 11, 2022, D.L. ...

City failed to balance the severity of the interference with Charter values against a policy on acceptable advertising when it relied on a national regulatory body to remove advertisements

15. March 2022 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – City – Judicial review – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Municipal – Advertising policy – Human rights complaints – Charter Guelph and Area Right to Life v. Guelph (City), [2022] O.J. No. 363, 2022 ONSC 43, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, January 26, 2022, M.L. Edwards R.S.J., M.K. ...

No harm, no foul. Where a breach of procedural fairness has been established, the Court will not find there was a reviewable error unless the breach affected the outcome

22. February 2022 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – College of Physicians and Surgeons – Judicial review – Investigations – Procedural requirements and fairness – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Abuse of process – Physicians and surgeons – Competence – Records – Training requirements Al-Kazely v. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, [2022] O.J. No. 32, ...

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 ...

The respondent, Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOPP), made a successful application to quash the applicant’s application for judicial review

19. October 2021 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Pension Appeals Board – Judicial review application – Jurisdiction – Issue estoppel – Workers compensation – Pension benefits Chartrand v. Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP), [2021] O.J. No. 4550, 2021 ONSC 5840, Ontario Superior Court of Justice Divisional Court, September 2, 2021, K.E. Swinton J. The applicant, Joan ...

Court upholds penalties for a City Councillor who sexually harassed a colleague

17. August 2021 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Municipal Council – Integrity Commissioner – Judicial review application – Disclosure – Jurisdiction – Compliance with legislation – Procedural requirements and fairness – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Professional governance and discipline – Professional misconduct / conduct unbecoming – Code of conduct – Municipalities – Discipline of officials ...

Did the appellant “promptly and completely” reply to the Law Society of Ontario (respondent) during an investigation into the appellant’s law firm that focused on the firm’s structure and referral fee practices?

Administrative law – Decisions of administrative tribunals – Law Societies – Investigations – Judicial review – Appeals – Standard of review – Palpable and overriding error – Barristers and solicitors – Professional misconduct or conduct unbecoming Law Society of Ontario v. Diamond, [2021] O.J. No. 2115, 2021 ONCA 255, Ontario Court of Appeal, April 22, ...

Prevented from being able to practice: Ontario Court allowed an appeal from a decision of the registration committee of the Ontario Association of Architects granting the appellant a license but refusing to reinstate his certificate of practice

Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Association of Architects – Judicial review – Procedural requirements and fairness – Natural justice – Appeals – Architects – Reporting requirements Sbrissa v. Ontario Association of Architects, [2021] O.J. No. 1510, 2021 ONSC 2087, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, March 23, 2021, C.T. Hackland, M.A. Penny and L.G. Favreau ...