Professional’s pattern of disruptive conduct can constitute unprofessional conduct

21. July 2020 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – College of Physicians and Surgeons – Suspension – Judicial review – Appeals – Standard of review – Correctness – Physicians and surgeons – Professional misconduct or conduct unbecoming Al-Ghamdi v. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, [2020] A.J. No. 207, 2020 ABCA 71, Alberta Court of Appeal, February ...

Application to appeal granted after an applicant raises significant questions of law potentially engaging Vavilov

16. June 2020 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Police Review Board – Judicial review – Appeals – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Police – Professional misconduct or conduct unbecoming Moffat v. Edmonton (City) Police Service, [2020] A.J. No. 271, 2020 ABCA 80, Alberta Court of Appeal, February 27, 2020, M.G. Crighton J.A. The applicant was a ...

Employers only have to try so hard: terminating employment after an employee fails to engage in the accommodation process and fails to respond to related correspondence is not retaliation

Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Human Rights Commission – investigations – Disability – Discrimination – Employment law – Wrongful dismissal – Judicial review – Application – Appeals – Procedural requirements and fairness – Standard of review – Reasonableness Wojtasiewicz v. Alberta (Human Rights Commission), [2020] A.J. No. 81, 2020 ABCA 23, Alberta Court of ...

Extradition in the face of medical hardship – finding the balance

17. March 2020 0
The Court of Appeal dismissed the applicant’s judicial review of the Attorney General’s decision, pursuant to section 44 of the Extradition Act, SC 1999, c. 18, to issue a surrender order, despite the applicant’s deteriorating medical condition. The Court of Appeal found the Attorney General balanced all of the relevant considerations and the decision was ...

Court of Appeal allows an appeal on the basis that the underlying judgment effectively reviewed a decision of an assessment board by applying a correctness standard

18. February 2020 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Assessment Review Board – Expert evidence – Judicial review – Appeals – Standard of review – Correctness – Municipalities – Tax Wheatland County v. Federated Co-Operatives Limited, [2019] A.J. No. 1768, 2019 ABCA 513, Alberta Court of Appeal, December 23, 2019, F.F. Slatter, M.G. Crighton and R. Khullar JJ.A. The ...

An example of how not to suspend a physician from practice for incapacity

21. January 2020 0
The Appellant physician, Dr. Collett, successfully appealed a decision of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta’s Appeal Council. The Appeal Council had dismissed Dr. Collett’s appeal of the Complaint Director’s decision to suspend him from practice on July 31, 2018. Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – College of Physicians and Surgeons – Suspension ...

Limitation period for statutory accident benefits is subject to rule of discoverability

21. January 2020 0
Administrative law – Judicial review – Application – Appeals – Compliance with legislation – Limitations – Discoverability rule Tomec v. Economical Insurance Co., [2019] O.J. No. 5677, 2019 ONCA 882, Tomec v. Economical Insurance Co., Ontario Court of Appeal, November 8, 2019, C.W. Hourigan, M.L. Benotto and J.M. Fairburn JJ.A. The appellant was a pedestrian and ...

Reasonableness and processes related to the home statute

17. December 2019 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Utility and Review Board – Statutory interpretation – Judicial review – Procedural requirements and fairness – Jurisdiction – Appeals – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Government – Municipal boards Cape Breton (Regional Municipality) v. Nova Scotia (Attorney General), [2019] N.S.J. No. 420, 2019 NSCA 77, Nova Scotia Court ...

The applicable standard of review for human rights complaints and the denial of the opportunity to award costs as a reviewable error

17. December 2019 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Human Rights Tribunal – Disability – Statutory interpretation – Legislation – Judicial review – Appeals – Standard of review – Correctness – Reasonableness – Costs Pollock v. Manitoba (Human Rights Commission), [2019] M.J. No. 286, 2019 MBCA 110, Manitoba Court of Appeal, October 28, 2019, B.M. Hamilton, J.A. Pfuetzner and L.T. ...

Complainant in professional discipline matter lacked standing to judicially review merits of decision to dismiss complaint

19. November 2019 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – College of Physicians and Surgeons – Complaints lacking merit – Judicial review – Appeals – Standing – Physicians and surgeons – Professional misconduct Makis v. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, [2019] A.J. No. 1229, 2019 ABCA 341, Alberta Court of Appeal, September 13, 2019, R. Khullar J.A. ...