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 ...

Determination of internal standard of review of an administrative tribunal following Vavilov

20. July 2021 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Law Enforcement Review Board – Judicial review – Appeals – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Police – Penalties and suspensions – Professional misconduct or conduct unbecoming Moffat v. Edmonton (City) Police Service, [2021] A.J. No. 678, 2021 ABCA 183, Alberta Court of Appeal, May 17, 2021, T.W. Wakeling, ...

Judicial review prior to conclusion of administrative proceeding not allowed on allegation of bias alone

Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Police Complaint Commission – Judicial review application – Premature – Bias – Delay – Procedural requirements and fairness – Police – Professional misconduct or conduct unbecoming – Disciplinary proceedings Grimsmo v. Jones, [2021] B.C.J. No. 637, 2021 BCSC 575, British Columbia Supreme Court, March 30, 2021, W.A. Baker J. ...

Non-parties to an arbitration agreement were not bound by the agreement, but instead were bound by the Arbitration Act, 1991 S.O. 1991, c.17

Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Arbitration Board – Judicial review – Jurisdiction – Appeals – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Arbitration and award – Right to award costs Bergmanis v. Diamond, [2021] O.J. No. 1585, 2021 ONSC 2375, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, March 26, 2021, W.S. Chalmers J. Pursuant to a Personal ...

Beyond the Supervisory Role – chambers judge fails to properly apply reasonableness standard by seeking to determine the “correct” test the Director of the Law Society should have applied

18. May 2021 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Law Societies – Judicial review – Appeal – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Remedies – Mandamus – Barristers and solicitors – Professional misconduct – Fees Party A v. Law Society of British Columbia, [2021] B.C.J. No. 600, 2021 BCCA 130, British Columbia Court of Appeal, March 29, 2021, ...

Court rules public health order banning indoor religious gatherings are a justified infringement on Charter rights to freedom of religion and expression

20. April 2021 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Health authorities – Ministerial orders – Judicial review – Compliance with legislation – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Human rights complaints – Religion – Charter of Rights and Freedoms – Freedom of religion – Physicians and surgeons – Health authorities Beaudoin v. British Columbia, [2021] B.C.J. No. 551, ...

Human Rights Tribunal can refuse to accept complaints for filing if facts do not allege, beyond the realm of conjecture, a contravention of the Code

20. April 2021 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Human Rights Tribunal – Judicial review – Jurisdiction – Compliance with legislation – Standard of review – Patent unreasonableness – Human rights complaints – Private clubs – Age – Gender – Race – Harassment Gichuru v. Vancouver Swing Society, [2021] B.C.J. No. 440, 2021 BCCA 103, British Columbia Court ...

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. ...

A principal’s isolated misconduct did not justify a demotion

Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – School boards – Judicial review – Appeals – Procedural requirements and fairness – Legislative compliance – Failure to provide reasons – Standard of review – Correctness – Teachers – Professional misconduct or conduct unbecoming – Disciplinary proceedings Oberg v. Saskatchewan Board of Education of the South East Cornerstone School ...