The Appellant funeral director unsuccessfully appealed a decision of the Respondent Board’s License Appeal Tribunal (LAT). The LAT had decided to revoke the Appellant’s funeral director license.

Administrative Law – Decisions of administrative tribunals – Funeral Services – License Appeal Tribunal – Funeral directors – Professional misconduct / conduct unbecoming – Disciplinary proceedings – Penalties – Judicial review –  Bias – Jurisdiction – Standard of review – Reasonableness simpliciter Johal v. Ontario (Board of Funeral Services), [2011] O.J. No. 6226, 2011 ONSC 7525, ...

After an inspection found that funeral contracts offered by Strong did not contain a detailed listing of the goods and services to be provided, and following on a complaint to the Board that Strong and his assistant were personally signing cremation authorizations forms rather than having a personal representative of the deceased do so, Strong’s licence was suspended by the Alberta Funeral Services Regulatory Board (the “Board”). Strong appealed, and the Appeal Board substituted a six-month license suspension and a reprimand. The Board appealed to the Court of Queen’s Bench which dismissed the appeal.

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Administrative law – Decisions of administrative tribunals – Funeral Services – Permits and licences – Suspensions – Judicial review – Procedural requirements and fairness – Test – Standard of review – Reasonableness simpliciter Alberta (Funeral Services Regulatory Board) v. Strong, [2006] A.J. No 558, Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, December 5, 2006, Ross J. The first question ...