Small claims action dismissed after claimant’s failure to appear at settlement conference due to not seeing the notice of settlement conference in the mail during its COVID-related closure. Application to set that dismissal order aside was brought several months later and dismissed due to claimant’s lack of diligence

15. November 2022 0
Administrative law – Judicial review – Appeals – Delay – Standard of review – Reasonableness simpliciter – Fresh evidence – Admissibility Revive Spa Ltd. v. Melka Construction Ltd., [2022] B.C.J. No. 1831, 2022 BCCA 336, British Columbia Court of Appeal, September 23, 2022, E.A. Bennett, G. Dickson and K. Horsman JJ.A. The appellant’s small claims ...

The COVID-19 pandemic does not necessarily constitute “extenuating circumstances” under the Residential Tenancy Act

20. September 2022 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Residential Tenancy office – Judicial review – Delay – Standard of review – Patent unreasonableness Mawani v. Dobbs, [2022] B.C.J. No. 1388, 2022 BCSC 1285, British Columbia Supreme Court, July 29, 2022, B.J. Norell J. The petitioners, Nawaz and Shelina Mawani, sought judicial review pursuant to the Judicial Review ...

No Inordinate Delay for “Unbecoming” Saskatchewan Lawyer

16. August 2022 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Law Societies – Judicial review – Appeal – Procedural requirements and fairness – Standard of review – Correctness – Barristers and solicitors – Disciplinary proceedings – Delay – Remedies – Mandamus Law Society of Saskatchewan v. Abrametz, [2022] S.C.J. No. 29, 2022 SCC 29, Supreme Court of Canada, July ...

Judicial review prior to conclusion of administrative proceeding not allowed on allegation of bias alone

Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Police Complaint Commission – Judicial review application – Premature – Bias – Delay – Procedural requirements and fairness – Police – Professional misconduct or conduct unbecoming – Disciplinary proceedings Grimsmo v. Jones, [2021] B.C.J. No. 637, 2021 BCSC 575, British Columbia Supreme Court, March 30, 2021, W.A. Baker J. ...

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 ...

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] ...

Appeal of the lower court decision to dismiss a judicial review petition due to failure to file on time is dismissed

17. January 2018 0
An appeal of the lower court decision to dismiss a judicial review petition due to failure to file on time is dismissed. Administrative law – Judicial review – Appeals – Jurisdiction – Delay – Limitations Denton v. British Columbia (Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal), [2017] B.C.J. No. 2348, 2017 BCCA 403, British Columbia Court of Appeal, November 23, 2017, E.A. Bennett, ...

Residential Tenancy Branch correct in exercising jurisdiction where proceedings concerned an allegation of repeated late rent payments

15. August 2017 0
Application to dismiss action and petition for judicial review both arising out of tenancy relationship governed by Manufactured Home Park Tenancy Act, S.B.C. 2002, c. 77. Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Residential Tenancy office – Judicial review – Delay – Standard of review – Patent unreasonableness – Landlord and tenant – Damages – Practice ...

Tribunal of the Financial and Consumer Services Commission’s decision to grant stay of proceedings for reason of delay set aside

15. August 2017 0
Edmond deals with the issue of when, and under what circumstances, a delay in the administrative process will warrant an order granting a stay of proceedings. Administrative law – Decisions of administrative tribunals – Securities Commission – Jurisdiction – Judicial review – Stay of proceedings – Delay – Appeals – Standard of review New Brunswick (Financial and Consumer Services Commission) v. Edmond, [2017] N.B.J. ...

Nurse’s application for judicial review of WCAT decision dismissed for failing to comply with limitation period

20. April 2017 0
Court dismisses judicial review for failing to comply with a legislatively prescribed limitation date. Administrative Law – Decisions of administrative tribunals – Delay – Judicial Review – Legislative compliance – Mental stress – Patent unreasonableness – Standard of Review – Workers Compensation – Workers Compensation Boards Van Dam v. British Columbia (Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal), ...