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 ...

The standard of review for jurisdictional questions under the Manufactured Home Park Tenancy Act is patent unreasonableness

16. February 2021 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Residential Tenancy office – Jurisdiction – Dispute resolution schemes – Judicial review – Privative clauses – Procedural requirements and fairness – Standard of review – Correctness – Patent unreasonableness –  Landlord and tenant – Remedies – Injunctions McDonald v Creekside Campground and RV Park, [2020] B.C.J. No. 2182, 2002 ...

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 ...

The right to free speech for regulated professionals in their personal time

15. December 2020 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Registered Nurses Association – Judicial review – Appeals – Standard of review – Correctness – Reasonableness – Nurses – Disciplinary proceedings – Professional misconduct or conduct unbecoming – Off-duty conduct – Human rights – Charter – Freedom of expression Strom v. Saskatchewan Registered Nurses’ Association, [2020] S.J. No. 370, ...

A police officer on probation was not properly appointed under the governing legislation and therefore not protected when terminated during probation

15. December 2020 0
Administrative law – Legislation – Legislative intent – Statutory interpretation – Judicial review – Appeals – Standard of review – Professions – Police officers Caron v. Grand Falls (Town), [2020] N.B.J. No. 212, 2020 NBCA 60, New Brunswick Court of Appeal, September 17, 2020, J.C.M. Richard C.J.N.B. and K.A. Quigg and B.L. Baird JJ.A. The ...