The federal Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act governs applications for leave to sue where a receiver is appointed under both that legislation and the provincial Courts of Justice Act

18. June 2019 0
Administrative law – Judicial review – Appeals – Jurisdiction – Standard of review – Correctness Business Development Bank of Canada v. Astoria Organic Matters Ltd., [2019] O.J. No. 1742, 2019 ONCA 269, Ontario Court of Appeal, April 8, 2019, K.N. Feldman, D. Paciocco and B. Zarnett JJ.A. Astoria filed for bankruptcy under the Bankruptcy and ...

Relief from forfeiture under Law and Equity Act does not apply to statutory forfeiture under Residential Tenancy Act

18. June 2019 0
Administrative law – Landlord and tenant – Leases – Remedies – Relief from forfeiture – Judicial review – Appeals – Compliance with legislation Seignoret v. Bakonyi Holdings Ltd., [2019] B.C.J. No. 516, 2019 BCCA 105, British Columbia Court of Appeal, April 2, 2019, P.M. Willcock, G. Dickson and G.J. Fitch JJ.A. In 2017, the landlord ...

The Registrar appealed a decision of the Ontario Licence Appeal Tribunal, which directed it not to suspend the liquor licence of an establishment. In making its decision, the court concluded that a liquor establishment, under section 45 of the applicable regulation, did not have an obligation to ensure that patrons arrive home safely or to ensure that they safely depart their premises.

21. May 2019 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – License Appeal Tribunal – Compliance with legislation – Judicial review – Appeals – Standard of review – Reasonableness Ontario (Registrar, Alcohol, Gaming and Racing) v. 1146587 Ontario Ltd. (c.o.b. The Royal Oak), [2019] O.J. No. 1336, 2019 ONSC 1469, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, March 18, 2019, K.E. Swinton, G.M. ...

If an appellant files an application for leave to appeal within the prescribed timelines and leave is not required, the merits of the claim must not affect the judge’s decision to convert the notice of application for leave to appeal to a notice of appeal

Administrative law – Judicial review – Appeals – Discretion of delegated authority Gonzalez v. British Columbia (Attorney General), [2019] B.C.J. No. 339, 2019 BCCA 88, British Columbia Court of Appeal, March 8, 2019, Sanders, Bennett and Willcock JJ.A. The appellant Gonzalez filed an application for review of a Court of Appeal chambers order. In 2014, ...

A professional regulatory body erred in its application of the law when assessing whether collateral police evidence was admissible

16. April 2019 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – College of Veterinarians – Judicial review – Appeals – Evidence – admissibility – Standard of review – Correctness – Veterinarians – Disciplinary proceedings College of Veterinarians of Ontario v. Choong, [2019] O.J. No. 837, 2019 ONSC 946, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, February 20, 2019, G.B. Morawetz R.S.J., C.J. Horkins ...

A tribunal reasonably declined an adjournment and reasonably proceeded with one hearing on liability and penalty

16. April 2019 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – University Appeal Board – Adjournment of hearing – Judicial review – Appeals – Procedural requirements and fairness – Standard of review – Reasonableness-  Universities – Student discipline Spence v. University of Toronto, [2019] O.J. No. 877, 2019 ONSC 1085, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, February 21, 2019, K.E. Swinton, ...

The Appellant, Mr. Lam, successfully appealed a summary judgment decision made by a motion judge. The motion judge had dismissed his action for damages against the Respondent, University of Western Ontario Board of Governors.

Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – University Appeal Board – Discretion of delegated authority – Judicial review – Appeals – Standard of review – Correctness – Universities – Damages Lam v. University of Western Ontario Board of Governors, [2019] O.J. No. 611, 2019 ONCA 82, Ontario Court of Appeal, February 6, 2019, G.R. Strathy C.J.O., P.D. Lauwers and ...

The Appellant, Envirocon Environmental Services ULC, successfully appealed a Chambers decision. The Chambers Judge had refused to interfere with the Tribunal’s application of the legal test for indirect or adverse effect discrimination. The Court of Appeal held the Tribunal’s decision was patently unreasonable.

Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Human rights tribunal – Discrimination – Judicial review – Appeals – Standard of review – Correctness – Patent unreasonableness – Employment – Termination of employment Envirocon Environmental Services ULC v. Suen, [2019] B.C.J. No. 146, 2019 BCCA 46, British Columbia Court of Appeal, February 5, 2019, S.D. Frankel, S. Stromberg-Stein ...

Decision to uphold medical school participant’s dismissal from the program due to theft was found to be unreasonable because the appeal tribunal failed to consider the law regarding the school’s duty to accommodate the participant’s mental health disorder

19. March 2019 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – University Appeal Board – Judicial review – Appeals – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Universities – Duty to accommodate – Professors – Professional governance and discipline – Professional misconduct / conduct unbecoming Haghir v. University of Saskatchewan, [2019] S.J. No. 34, 2019 SKCA 13, Saskatchewan Court of Appeal, January 30, ...

Federal Court agrees with veteran pension applicant that it was unreasonable for the pension appeal panel to consider his supporting physician’s opinion linking his injury to his armed forces services to be speculative and thus not credible. Panel’s decision was set aside and returned to a differently constituted panel for redetermination.

19. March 2019 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Veterans Review and Appeal Board – Pension Appeals Board – Disability – Eligibility – Judicial review – Appeals – Evidence – Standard of review – Reasonableness Crummey v. Canada (Attorney General), [2019] F.C.J. No. 54, 2019 FC 73, Federal Court (Halifax, Nova Scotia), January 18, 2019, R.F. Southcott J. The ...