Decision to launch public hearing into transit officer’s assault of a black student in 2011 was restored

20. October 2020 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Police Commission – Judicial review – Appeals – Procedural requirements and fairness – Delay – Public hearings – Natural justice – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Abuse of process – Police – Disciplinary proceedings – Professional misconduct or conduct unbecoming – Criminal record Diaz-Rodriguez v. British Columbia (Police ...

City ordered to produce redacted legal invoices from collective bargaining process on a freedom of information request

20. October 2020 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Information and Privacy Commissioner – Disclosure of records – Freedom of information and protection of privacy – Disclosure – Exceptions – Judicial review – Legislative compliance – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Municipalities – Statutory interpretation Brockville (City) v. Ontario (Information and Privacy Commissioner), [2020] O.J. No. 3160, ...

Reasons are all around – a reviewing court should make a determination regarding adequacy of reasons in the specific context of each case, including information conveyed by way of the order, submissions, as well as comments made during the hearing

20. October 2020 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Municipal Appeals Committee – Variance orders – Legislative compliance – Judicial review – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Hearing Ewanek v. Winnipeg (City), [2020] M.J. No. 157, 2020 MBQB 98, Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench, June 24, 2020, S. Bond J. Application by Ewanek for judicial review of ...

Costs: clear cases only – an award of costs is in the discretion of the judge or the administrative tribunal that makes the award, and appellate courts will only interfere if there has been an error of principle, or the award of costs is plainly wrong

20. October 2020 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Farm Practices Board – Bias – Costs – Judicial review – Legislative compliance – Standard of review – Correctness Dell v. Zeifman Partners Inc., [2020] O.J. No. 2783, 2020 ONSC 3881, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, June 23, 2020, K.E. Swinton, N.L. Backhouse and F. Kristjanson JJ. Appeal from ...

What do the residents have to say? Local Government required to gather the views of residents when providing recommendations to the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch for proposed non-medical cannabis establishment

20. October 2020 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Municipal boards – Licensing – By-laws – Resolutions – Judicial review – Legislative compliance – Standard of review – Unreasonableness Pendergast v. Sidney (Town), [2020] B.C.J. No. 1130, 2020 BCSC 1049, British Columbia Supreme Court, July 15, 2020, J.A. Power J. The Court concluded that the Town of Sidney ...

Regulators be warned; if you take too long, your case could be dismissed

20. October 2020 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Law Societies – Abuse of process – Judicial review – Appeals – Procedural requirements and fairness – Compliance with legislation – Stay of proceedings – Delay – Standard of review – Correctness – Barristers and solicitors – Disciplinary proceedings – Professional misconduct Abrametz v. Law Society of Saskatchewan, [2020] ...

Where a matter is remitted for reconsideration, statutory decision maker is presumed to give full weight to the decision of the reviewing court

15. September 2020 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Dental Board Association and College – Judicial review – Appeals – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Dentist – Professional misconduct or conduct unbecoming – Law of reconsideration Zuk v. Alberta Dental Association and College, [2020] A.J. No. 500, 2020 ABCA 162, Alberta Court of Appeal, April 29, 2020, B.K. ...

Regulatory body can appoint administrator to provide oversight during investigation into police misconduct

15. September 2020 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Police Commission – Judicial review – Procedural requirements and fairness – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Police – Professional misconduct or conduct unbecoming – Public interest Durham Police Service v. Ontario Civilian Police Commission, [2020] O.J. No. 1490, 2020 ONSC 1116, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, April 6, 2020, ...

Civil Resolution Tribunal’s decision to limit the involvement of lawyers was considered unreasonable by the BC Court of Appeal

15. September 2020 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Civil Resolution Tribunal – Judicial review – Appeals – Legislative compliance – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Condominiums – Strata corporations – Jurisdiction of court Strata Plan NW 2575 v. Booth, [2020] B.C.J. No. 865, 2020 BCCA 153, British Columbia Court of Appeal, May 28, 2020, M.V. Newbury, ...

The issuance of a building permit was unreasonable because the drawings were not made in compliance with the Architects Act

15. September 2020 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Municipal Board – Rules and by-laws – Building permits – Judicial review – Legislative compliance – Public interest – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Engineers and architects Architectural Institute of British Columbia v. Langford (City), [2020] B.C.J. No. 886, 2020 BCSC 801, British Columbia Supreme Court, May 29, ...