Court of Appeal confirms a municipal body’s interpretation of their statutory powers is reviewable on a reasonableness standard

15. March 2022 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Municipal councils – Judicial review – Legislative compliance – Appeals – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Municipalities – Building permits – Bylaws – Planning and zoning G.S.R. Capital Group Inc. v. White Rock (City), [2022] B.C.J. No. 180, 2022 BCCA 46, British Columbia Court of Appeal, February 4, ...

It’s a moot point – when an appeal offers no practical remedy

17. November 2020 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Municipal boards – Judicial review – Appeals – Mootness – Procedural requirements and fairness – Jurisdiction – Failure to provide reasons – Costs – Standard of review – Correctness – Municipalities – Power Prince Albert Right to Life Assn v. Prince Albert (City), [2020] S.J. No. 299, 2020 SKCA ...

This decision relates to a judicial review of the decision of a delegate of the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles that confirmed a notice of an immediate roadside prohibition issued to the petitioner under section 215.41 of the Motor Vehicle Act

20. March 2018 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Superintendent of Motor Vehicles – Motor vehicles – Suspension of driver’s licence – Breathalyser test – Judicial review – Compliance with legislation – Statutory interpretation – Evidence – Standard of review – Reasonableness Bawa v. British Columbia (Superintendent of Motor Vehicles), [2018] B.C.J. No. 29, 2018 BCSC 32, British ...

This decision was an appeal from the Consent and Capacity Board which found that the appellant was not capable to consent to treatment with certain psychiatric medications proposed by the respondent physician.

20. March 2018 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Consent and Capacity Board – Evidence – Judicial review – Appeals – Standard of review – Reasonableness Woods v. Chatterjee, [2018] O.J. No. 12, 2018 ONSC 73, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, January 3, 2018, P.J. Cavanagh J. The appellant was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder and substance abuse disorder ...

Unsuccessful application for judicial review of arbitrator’s decision to substitute a two day suspension for the demotions of two firefighters employed by the City

20. February 2018 0
The Applicant, the Corporation of the City of St. Catharine’s, unsuccessfully applied for judicial review of an arbitration decision regarding two firefighters employed by the City. The firefighters had been represented by the Respondent, St. Catharine’s Professional Fire Fighters’ Association in asking an arbitrator to set aside their demotion. Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – ...

Human rights complaint investigation was sent back to Tribunal for lack of thoroughness

27. September 2016 0
An application for judicial review of the Human Rights Commission’s decision to direct a complaint for further inquiry by the Tribunal following an investigation was granted because the investigation was not sufficiently thorough.  The matter was returned to the investigator with directions. Administrative law – Age – Correctness – Decisions of administrative tribunals – Discrimination ...