The Court dismissed an application for judicial review of a decision of the respondent medical association, which by an order of its Council, directed an inquiry committee to hold a new hearing investigating the applicant’s actions. This application was premature because the inquiry committee’s decision was interlocutory in nature and the jurisdictional question exception did not apply. If the application was not premature, the standard of review was reasonableness and the Council’s decisions were reasonable.

Administrative law – Decisions of administrative tribunals – Veterinary Associations – Veterinarians – Disciplinary proceedings – Judicial review application – Premature – Hearings – Conduct of hearings – Jurisdiction – Procedural requirements and fairness – Evidence – Standard of review – Reasonableness simpliciter Bajwa v. British Columbia Veterinary Medical Association, [2008] B.C.J. No. 1131, British ...

A veterinarian who had practised in India (“Dr. Joshi”) achieved partial success in appealing the decision of the Council of the B.C. Veterinary Association (the “Association’) refusing to admit him as a member

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Administrative law – Decisions of administrative tribunals – Veterinary Association – Veterinarians – Licence to practice – Unauthorized practice – Regulatory powers of tribunals – Judicial review – Natural justice – Procedural requirements and fairness – Evidence – Jurisdiction – Witnesses Joshi v. British Columbia Veterinary Medical Association, [2008] B.C.J. No. 298, 2208 BCSC 208, ...

Butterworth failed in his application seeking a stay of his disciplinary hearing before a committee of the College of Veterinarians of Ontario where the court found that prospective damage to Butterworth’s personal and professional reputation did not constitute “irreparable harm”

Administrative law – Veterinarians – Disciplinary proceedings – Stay of proceedings – Jurisdiction – Judicial review – Standard of review – Correctness test Butterworth v. College of Veterinarians of Ontario, [2001] O.J. No. 5265, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, August 10, 2001, MacFarland J. Butterworth, a veterinarian, was scheduled to have his case heard before a ...