This decision was an appeal from the Consent and Capacity Board which found that the appellant was not capable to consent to treatment with certain psychiatric medications proposed by the respondent physician.

20. March 2018 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Consent and Capacity Board – Evidence – Judicial review – Appeals – Standard of review – Reasonableness Woods v. Chatterjee, [2018] O.J. No. 12, 2018 ONSC 73, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, January 3, 2018, P.J. Cavanagh J. The appellant was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder and substance abuse disorder ...

This appeal was brought by a registrant of the Alberta College of Social Workers against a decision of the College’s Hearing Tribunal. The Hearing Tribunal found that the appellant engaged in unprofessional conduct when she was rude, dismissive and abrasive. The College brought four charges against the appellant finding that all four allegations had been proven.

20. March 2018 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – College of Social Workers – Failure to provide reasons – Judicial review – Appeals – Social workers – Professional misconduct or conduct unbecoming MacLeod v. Alberta College of Social Workers, [2018] A.J. No. 24, 2018 ABCA 13, Alberta Court of Appeal, January 12, 2018, R.L. Berger, P.T. Costigan and ...

ABQB upholds Chief Commissioner’s decision on judicial review, concluding the Chief Commissioner drew a reasonable inference that preference for a female babysitter could be easily explained

20. February 2018 0
A man complained to the Human Rights Commission that he was discriminated against based on gender when a woman failed to consider him for a babysitting position she posted on Kijiji on the basis that he was male. She was looking for someone to babysit her child in her home and preferred a female. The ...

SKQB holds that its jurisdiction, with respect to the suspension of surgical privileges, did not arise until after the Tribunal rendered a decision in discipline process

20. February 2018 0
Dr. Patel had surgical privileges in the respondent, Regina Qu’Appelle Regional Health Authority (the “Health Authority”). Dr. Patel commenced an application for judicial review while he was still involved in a discipline process of the Health Authority. The Health Authority’s Senior Medical Officer successfully applied to quash the application for judicial review. Administrative law – ...

Unsuccessful application for judicial review of decision made by Social Security Tribunal denying Applicant’s claim for disability benefits

20. February 2018 0
The Applicant, Ms. Garshowitz, was unsuccessful in her application for judicial review of a decision made by the Respondent’s Social Security Tribunal. The Tribunal had denied the Applicant’s claim for disability benefits. Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Pension Appeals Board – Hearing de novo – Judicial review – Appeals – Procedural requirements and fairness ...

Unsuccessful application for judicial review of arbitrator’s decision to substitute a two day suspension for the demotions of two firefighters employed by the City

20. February 2018 0
The Applicant, the Corporation of the City of St. Catharine’s, unsuccessfully applied for judicial review of an arbitration decision regarding two firefighters employed by the City. The firefighters had been represented by the Respondent, St. Catharine’s Professional Fire Fighters’ Association in asking an arbitrator to set aside their demotion. Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – ...

Supreme Court of Canada affirms BC Human Rights Tribunal decision to dismiss application, finding the HRT had jurisdiction over the complaint where section 13 only requires a sufficient nexus with the employment context, and not necessarily a relationship of economic power

20. February 2018 0
The BC Human Rights Tribunal dismissed a respondent’s application to dismiss a complaint against him on the basis that the HRT did not have jurisdiction. The complaint was made by an individual who was not employed by the respondent or the respondent’s employer, but rather, they worked on a mutual project together. The respondent argued ...

Appeal of the lower court decision to dismiss a judicial review petition due to failure to file on time is dismissed

17. January 2018 0
An appeal of the lower court decision to dismiss a judicial review petition due to failure to file on time is dismissed. Administrative law – Judicial review – Appeals – Jurisdiction – Delay – Limitations Denton v. British Columbia (Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal), [2017] B.C.J. No. 2348, 2017 BCCA 403, British Columbia Court of Appeal, November 23, 2017, E.A. Bennett, ...

Application to add the Speaker of the Alberta Legislative Assembly to a judicial review application concerning a breach of ethics by one of the elected members of the Assembly is granted

17. January 2018 0
An application to add the Speaker of the Alberta Legislative Assembly to a judicial review application concerning a breach of ethics by one of the elected members of the Assembly is granted. Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Ethics Commissioner – Jurisdiction – Judicial review – Applications – Freedom of information and protection of privacy ...

BCCA denies leave to appeal a decision of the BCUC that a reduced utilities rate for low-income ratepayers would be unjust, unreasonable, and unduly discriminatory

17. January 2018 0
The BCCA denies leave to appeal a decision of the BCUC that a reduced utilities rate for low-income ratepayers would be unjust, unreasonable, and unduly discriminatory. Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Utilities Commission – Appeals – Jurisdiction – Judicial review – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Natural resources – Power under legislation British ...