The Applicant (1447743 Alberta Ltd.) sought leave to appeal a decision of the Respondent City’s Subdivision and Development Appeal Board, which overturned the City’s previous decision to issue a development permit to the Applicant. As a preliminary matter on the leave to appeal application, the Applicant raised concerns regarding the permissible degree of participation of the Board in the leave to appeal application.

Administrative law – Decisions of administrative tribunals – Subdivision and Development Appeal Board – Appeals – Leave to appeal – Tribunal’s power to participate in leave application – Tribunal’s power to consider its own decisions – Judicial review – Jurisdiction – Parties – Standing 1447743 Alberta Ltd. v. Calgary (City), [2011] A.J. No. 263, 2011 ...

The Dispute Resolution and Decision Review Body, an internal review board of the Workers’ Compensation Board, does not have the jurisdiction to reconsider its own decision. Likewise, the Board’s Appeals Commission does not have the jurisdiction to consider issues that are not under appeal.

Administrative law – Decisions of administrative tribunals – Workers compensation – Tribunal’s power to consider its own decisions – Judicial review – Jurisdiction – Statutory provisions – Standard of review – Correctness – Compliance with legislation Watson v. Alberta (Workers’ Compensation Board), [2010] A.J. No. 485, 2010 ABQB 280, Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, April ...