Impossibility of Compliance Defence – Mount Polley’s attempt at avoiding contravention of its permit

18. October 2022 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Environmental Appeal Board – Penalties – Compliance with legislation – Judicial review – Evidence – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Environmental matters – Assessment – Permits and licences – Inspections – Natural resources – Mining – Water Mount Polley Mining Corp. v. British Columbia (Environmental Appeal Board), [2022] ...

Expression of preliminary findings by an administrative body does not necessarily indicate a reasonable apprehension of bias

25. January 2022 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Election commissioner – Judicial review – Appeals – Procedural requirements and fairness – Compliance with legislation – Bias Rebel News Network Ltd. v. Alberta (Election Commissioner), [2021] A.J. No. 1541, 2021 ABCA 376, Alberta Court of Appeal, November 19, 2021, F.L. Schutz, M.G. Crighton and J. Strekaf JJ.A. This ...

Residential Tenancy Branch decision failed to adequately articulate the reasons for its decision and the matter was remitted back to the Residential Tenancy Branch

19. October 2021 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Residential Tenancy office – Residential tenancy agreements – Vacancy notices – Judicial review – Compliance with legislation – Evidence – Standard of review – Reasonableness Shahcheraghi v. Divangahi, [2021] B.C.J. No. 1760, 2021 BCSC 1576, British Columbia Supreme Court, August 13, 2021, K. Horsman J. The landlord/petitioner sought a ...

Zoning Bylaw allows an automotive repair shop to store junked vehicles for the purposes of its business and parts inventory

19. October 2021 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Municipal Board – By-laws – Planning and zoning – Judicial review – Appeals – Compliance with legislation – Standard of review – Correctness E.Z. Automotive Ltd. v. Regina (City), [2021] S.J. No. 328, 2021 SKCA 109, Saskatchewan Court of Appeal, August 12, 2021, N.W. Caldwell, B. Barrington-Foote and J.A. ...

Court refuses application for review on reasonableness standard as applicant had not exhausted right of appeal under relevant legislation

21. September 2021 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Workers Compensation Boards – Judicial review applications – Appeals – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Compliance with legislation – Discretion of delegated authority – Workers compensation – Benefits Smith v. Manitoba (Appeal Commission), [2021] M.J. No. 211, 2021 MBQB 149, Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench, June 25, 2021, ...

Court upholds penalties for a City Councillor who sexually harassed a colleague

17. August 2021 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Municipal Council – Integrity Commissioner – Judicial review application – Disclosure – Jurisdiction – Compliance with legislation – Procedural requirements and fairness – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Professional governance and discipline – Professional misconduct / conduct unbecoming – Code of conduct – Municipalities – Discipline of officials ...

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 ...

Strained interpretation – standard of review applicable to the Civil Resolution Tribunal decision when it has “specialized expertise”

16. March 2021 0
On judicial review, the court concluded that the standard of correctness applied to decisions of the Civil Resolution Tribunal. It held that “specialized expertise”, as used in the Civil Resolution Tribunal Act, was not tantamount to “exclusive jurisdiction”, as used in section 58 of the Administrative Tribunals Act. On this basis, although the court recognized ...

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 ...