A Minister’s decision to enter into a contract on specific terms is not a “statutory power of decision” for the purposes of judicial review

17. November 2020 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Minister of Transportation – Jurisdiction to grant Charter remedies – Judicial review application – Appeals – Jurisdiction – Statutory powers – Remedies – Charter relief – Declaratory relief – Labour law – Collective agreements Independent Contractors and Business Association v. British Columbia (Transportation and Infrastructure), [2020] B.C.J. No. 1340, ...

Ministry of Attorney General’s legal costs defending Cambie Surgeries Corporation v. British Columbia (Attorney General) action protected from disclosure by solicitor-client privilege

17. November 2020 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Privacy Commissioner – Freedom of information and protection of privacy – Production of records – Solicitor-client privilege – Public body – Judicial review – Appeals – Standard of review – Correctness British Columbia (Attorney General) v. Canadian Constitution Foundation, [2020] B.C.J. No. 1316, 2020 BCCA 238, British Columbia Court ...

It’s a moot point – when an appeal offers no practical remedy

17. November 2020 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Municipal boards – Judicial review – Appeals – Mootness – Procedural requirements and fairness – Jurisdiction – Failure to provide reasons – Costs – Standard of review – Correctness – Municipalities – Power Prince Albert Right to Life Assn v. Prince Albert (City), [2020] S.J. No. 299, 2020 SKCA ...

Decision to launch public hearing into transit officer’s assault of a black student in 2011 was restored

20. October 2020 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Police Commission – Judicial review – Appeals – Procedural requirements and fairness – Delay – Public hearings – Natural justice – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Abuse of process – Police – Disciplinary proceedings – Professional misconduct or conduct unbecoming – Criminal record Diaz-Rodriguez v. British Columbia (Police ...

City ordered to produce redacted legal invoices from collective bargaining process on a freedom of information request

20. October 2020 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Information and Privacy Commissioner – Disclosure of records – Freedom of information and protection of privacy – Disclosure – Exceptions – Judicial review – Legislative compliance – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Municipalities – Statutory interpretation Brockville (City) v. Ontario (Information and Privacy Commissioner), [2020] O.J. No. 3160, ...

What do the residents have to say? Local Government required to gather the views of residents when providing recommendations to the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch for proposed non-medical cannabis establishment

20. October 2020 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Municipal boards – Licensing – By-laws – Resolutions – Judicial review – Legislative compliance – Standard of review – Unreasonableness Pendergast v. Sidney (Town), [2020] B.C.J. No. 1130, 2020 BCSC 1049, British Columbia Supreme Court, July 15, 2020, J.A. Power J. The Court concluded that the Town of Sidney ...

Regulators be warned; if you take too long, your case could be dismissed

20. October 2020 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Law Societies – Abuse of process – Judicial review – Appeals – Procedural requirements and fairness – Compliance with legislation – Stay of proceedings – Delay – Standard of review – Correctness – Barristers and solicitors – Disciplinary proceedings – Professional misconduct Abrametz v. Law Society of Saskatchewan, [2020] ...

Where a matter is remitted for reconsideration, statutory decision maker is presumed to give full weight to the decision of the reviewing court

15. September 2020 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Dental Board Association and College – Judicial review – Appeals – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Dentist – Professional misconduct or conduct unbecoming – Law of reconsideration Zuk v. Alberta Dental Association and College, [2020] A.J. No. 500, 2020 ABCA 162, Alberta Court of Appeal, April 29, 2020, B.K. ...

Regulatory body can appoint administrator to provide oversight during investigation into police misconduct

15. September 2020 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Police Commission – Judicial review – Procedural requirements and fairness – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Police – Professional misconduct or conduct unbecoming – Public interest Durham Police Service v. Ontario Civilian Police Commission, [2020] O.J. No. 1490, 2020 ONSC 1116, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, April 6, 2020, ...

Civil Resolution Tribunal’s decision to limit the involvement of lawyers was considered unreasonable by the BC Court of Appeal

15. September 2020 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Civil Resolution Tribunal – Judicial review – Appeals – Legislative compliance – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Condominiums – Strata corporations – Jurisdiction of court Strata Plan NW 2575 v. Booth, [2020] B.C.J. No. 865, 2020 BCCA 153, British Columbia Court of Appeal, May 28, 2020, M.V. Newbury, ...