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 ...

Strained interpretation – standard of review applicable to the Civil Resolution Tribunal decision when it has “specialized expertise”

16. March 2021 0
On judicial review, the court concluded that the standard of correctness applied to decisions of the Civil Resolution Tribunal. It held that “specialized expertise”, as used in the Civil Resolution Tribunal Act, was not tantamount to “exclusive jurisdiction”, as used in section 58 of the Administrative Tribunals Act. On this basis, although the court recognized ...

Court upholds revocation of physician’s licence after repeated care and conduct concerns over a lengthy period of time

16. March 2021 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – College of Physicians and Surgeons – Judicial review – Standard of review – Correctness – Professions – Physicians and surgeons – Billing matters – Disciplinary proceedings – Professional misconduct or conduct unbecoming – Penalties Hanson v. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, [2021] O.J. No. 336, 2021 ONSC ...

Court dismisses taxi companies judicial review concerning decisions of the BC Passenger Transportation Board regarding ride sharing approvals of Uber and Lyft

16. March 2021 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Passenger Transportation Board – Judicial review – Standard of review – Patent unreasonableness – Permits and licences – Compliance with legislation Yellow Cab Co. v. Passenger Transportation Board, [2021] B.C.J. No. 89, 2021 BCSC 86, British Columbia Supreme Court, January 20, 2021, S. Wilkinson J. The petitioners consisted of ...

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 ...

Reasonable for panel to sanction medical student for leaving medical records in a dumpster

16. February 2021 0
A formal complaint of academic misconduct was made against Zhu, a third-year medical student in the College of Medicine (the “College”) at the University of Saskatchewan on behalf of the Saskatchewan Health Authority that there had been an unauthorized release of confidential information in connection with health records which were found abandoned in a dumpster ...

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 – ...

Court confirms no breach of procedural fairness rights in party not being able to cross-examine witness when party had not specifically requested to do so

19. January 2021 0
Procedural fairness rights not breached due to applicant not having opportunity to cross-examine opposing expert when applicant did not make an express, specific application that the expert be called for cross-examination. Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Insurance Appeal Committee – Judicial review – Procedural requirements and fairness – Natural justice – Evidence – Standard ...

Facts are facts – where an administrative body’s rules create a strict liability offence, the fact of the offence results in liability. There is no liability defence of due diligence available

19. January 2021 0
Ontario Superior Court of Justice upholds horse racing appeal panel decision not to waive a violation of the rules of thoroughbred racing because the applicant had not administered a banned substance to his horse, the detection of which resulted in the rule violation. Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Horse Racing – Judicial review application ...