Applicant applied for judicial review to determine whether the Ontario Civilian Police Commission’s (“OCPC”) erred in law with respect to the standard of proof applicable to police discipline matters

21. August 2015 0
The applicant constable contested the standard of proof under the Police Services Act, arguing the applicable standard of proof was “clear and convincing evidence,” rather than balance of probabilities. Administrative law – Compliance with legislation – Conduct unbecoming – Decisions of administrative tribunals – Disciplinary proceedings – Evidence – Judicial Review – Police – Police ...

The applicant constable contested the standard of proof under the Police Services Act, arguing the applicable standard of proof was “clear and convincing evidence,” rather than balance of probabilities

28. July 2015 0
Administrative law – Decisions of administrative tribunals – Police Commission – Police – Professional misconduct or conduct unbecoming – Disciplinary proceedings – Judicial review – Compliance with legislation – Evidence – Standard of proof Jacobs v. Ottawa (City) Police Service, [2015] O.J. No. 2689, 2015 ONSC 2240, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, May 27, 2015, P.T. Matlow, T.R. ...

The Alberta Court of Appeal granted a veterinarian’s application for a stay of suspension from practice

Administrative law – Decisions of administrative tribunals – Veterinary Associations – Veterinarians – Disciplinary proceedings – Professional misconduct / conduct unbecoming – Penalties and suspensions – Remedies – Injunctions – Judicial review – Stay of proceedings Irwin v. Alberta Veterinary Medical Assn., [2015] A.J. No. 553, 2015 ABCA 176, Alberta Court of Appeal, May 21, ...

A registered nurse (“Heffel”) was unsuccessful on appeal to the Northwest Territories Supreme Court from a decision of the Board of Inquiry under the Nursing Profession Act

23. June 2015 0
Administrative law – Decisions of administrative tribunals – Registered Nurses Association – Nurses – Disciplinary proceedings – Professional misconduct or conduct unbecoming – Penalties – Training requirements – Judicial review – Standard of review – Reasonableness simpliciter – Evidence – Bias Heffel v. Registered Nurses Assn., [2015] N.W.T.J. No. 22, 2015 NWTSC 16, Northwest Territories ...

A physician (“Dr. Coull”) succeeded on appeal from an order of the Council of the College of Physicians and Surgeons (the “College”)

23. June 2015 0
Administrative law – Decisions of administrative tribunals – College of Physicians and Surgeons – Physicians and surgeons – Disciplinary proceedings – Professional misconduct or conduct unbecoming – Penalties – Judicial review – Evidence Coull v. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Prince Edward Island, [2015] P.E.I.J. No. 20, 2015 PECA 6, Prince Edward Island Court ...

The Applicant Donald Chong unsuccessfully sought judicial review of the Respondent College’s decision to impose restrictions on his practice

Administrative law – Decisions of administrative tribunals – College of Physicians and Surgeons – Physicians and Surgeons – Disciplinary proceedings – Competence – Judicial review – Procedural requirements and fairness Chong v. College of Physicians and Surgeons, [2015] O.J. No. 1200, 2015 ONSC 922, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, March 12, 2015, G.B. Morawetz R.S.J., ...

The Applicant, the Government of Yukon, successfully sought judicial review of a decision of the Respondent, Licensed Practical Nurses Advisory Committee

Administrative law – Decisions of administrative tribunals – Licensed Practical Nurses – Nurses – Disciplinary proceedings – Competence – Complaints lacking merit – Judicial review – Compliance with legislation – Evidence – Burden of proof Yukon v. O.G., [2014] Y.J. No. 109, 2014 YKSC 52, Yukon Territory Supreme Court, October 24, 2014, C. Kenny J. ...

Appeal from decision of Law Society Tribunal Appeal Division from penalty of licence revocation

28. April 2015 0
Administrative law – Decisions of administrative tribunals – Law Societies – Permits and licences – Barristers and solicitors – Professional misconduct – Disciplinary proceedings – Penalties and suspensions – Judicial review – Evidence – Standard of review – Reasonableness simpliciter Kelly v. Law Society of Upper Canada, [2015] O.J. No. 921, 2015 ONSC 886, Ontario ...

Alberta Court of Appeal upholds a decision from the Council of the Alberta Association of Architects (“Association”) that held: (i) an architect engaged in architectural practice without Association registration is not immune from regulatory discipline and (ii) an architect that de-registers with the Association after a complaint has been filed but prior to a disciplinary proceeding is not immune from prosecution and sanction

Administrative law – Decisions of administrative tribunals – Association of Architects – Architects – Governance – Disciplinary proceedings – Professional misconduct – De-registration – Unauthorized practice – Public interest – Judicial review – Compliance with legislation  – Procedural requirements and fairness – Bias Ho v. Alberta Assn. of Architects, [2015] A.J. No. 186, 2015 ABCA ...

The applicant nurse was not successful in his application for judicial review relating to the respondent College’s demand that he attend an independent medical examination

24. February 2015 0
Administrative law – Decisions of administrative tribunals – College of Nurses – Investigations – Independent Medical Examination – Charter of Rights and Freedoms – Application to disciplinary proceedings – Nurses – Disciplinary proceedings – Competence – Public interest – Judicial review – Compliance with legislation – Standard of review – Reasonableness simpliciter Iacovelli v. College ...