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] ...

Court upholds decision of the WCAT dismissing appeal for the failure to file claim application within the one-year limitation period

21. June 2022 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Workers Compensation Boards – Limitation of actions – Judicial review – Procedural requirements and fairness – Bias – Legislative compliance – Standard of review – Patent unreasonableness – Evidence – Fresh evidence – Admissibility Aghili v. British Columbia (Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal), [2022] B.C.J. No. 778, 2022 BCSC 717, ...

Court upholds decision of the Human Rights Commissioner that concluded there was insufficient evidentiary basis to move the complaint to a tribunal hearing

15. March 2022 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Human Rights Commission – Judicial review – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Human rights complaints – Discrimination – Race – Evidence Wint v. Alberta (Human Rights Commission), [2022] A.J. No. 137, 2022 ABQB 87, Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, January 31, 2022, D.R. Mah J. The applicant applied ...

I take it back! In certain circumstances, an administrative body can correct a breach in procedural fairness by reopening the relevant decision

22. February 2022 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Law Societies – Bias – Judicial review application – Premature – Procedural requirements and fairness – Evidence – Jurisdiction – Legislative compliance – Hearings – Notice – Hearing de novo – Barristers and solicitors – Professional misconduct – Disciplinary proceedings Hemminger v. Law Society of British Columbia, [2022] B.C.J. ...

The case of the missing dollar: Arbitrator’s decision found procedurally unfair after reversing burden of proof

22. February 2022 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Residential Tenancy office – Judicial review – Evidence – Burden of proof – Procedural requirements and fairness – Standard of review – Patent unreasonableness – Landlord and tenant – Residential Tenancy Agreements – Eviction LaBrie v. Liu, [2021] B.C.J. No. 2751, 2021 BCSC 2486, British Columbia Supreme Court, December ...

Finding of professional misconduct reversed on basis that College failed to specific elements of allegation in citation

19. October 2021 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – College of Nurses – Judicial review – Procedural requirements and fairness – Evidence – Nurses – Disciplinary proceedings – Professional misconduct or conduct unbecoming – Competence Whieldon v. British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives, [2021] B.C.J. No. 1816, 2021 BCSC 1648, Supreme Court of British Columbia, August 20, ...

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 ...

Careful what you agree to: where a party enters into an agreed statement of facts and admits unprofessional conduct, and a decision is made based largely on the agreed statement of facts and admission, overturning that decision would be to undermine the efficacy of agreed statements of fact

21. September 2021 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – College of Dental Surgeons – Judicial review – Appeals – Evidence – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Dentists – Disciplinary proceedings – Professional misconduct or conduct unbecoming – Penalties Byun v. Alberta Dental Assn. and College, [2021] A.J. No. 1019, 2021 ABCA 272, Alberta Court of Appeal, July ...

Court confirms no breach of procedural fairness rights in party not being able to cross-examine witness when party had not specifically requested to do so

19. January 2021 0
Procedural fairness rights not breached due to applicant not having opportunity to cross-examine opposing expert when applicant did not make an express, specific application that the expert be called for cross-examination. Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Insurance Appeal Committee – Judicial review – Procedural requirements and fairness – Natural justice – Evidence – Standard ...

That was yesterday, and yesterday’s gone – the Vavilov decision does not invite us to return to an era where “patent unreasonableness” is given a meaning beyond “reasonableness”

18. August 2020 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Human Rights Tribunal – Gender – Private clubs – Judicial review – Evidence – Compliance with legislation – Standard of review – Reasonableness Intercounty Tennis Association v. Ontario (Human Rights Tribunal), [2020] O.J. No. 1473, 2020 ONSC 1632, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, April 7, 2020, H.E. Sachs, N.L. ...