The decision of an examining board failed to clearly consider the applicant’s health concerns following a failed assessment

Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Dental Board Association and College – Failure to provide reasons – Judicial review – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Dentist – Training requirements Mattar v. National Dental Examining Board of Canada, [2020] O.J. No. 779, 2020 ONSC 403, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, February 24, 2020, C.D. Aitken, ...

Application to appeal granted after an applicant raises significant questions of law potentially engaging Vavilov

Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Police Review Board – Judicial review – Appeals – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Police – Professional misconduct or conduct unbecoming Moffat v. Edmonton (City) Police Service, [2020] A.J. No. 271, 2020 ABCA 80, Alberta Court of Appeal, February 27, 2020, M.G. Crighton J.A. The applicant was a ...

Evidence and determining whether a decision is reasonable

Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Police Commission – Failure to provide reasons – Judicial review – Application – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Professions – Police Correa v. Ontario (Civilian Police Commission), [2020] O.J. No. 438, 2020 ONSC 133, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, February 3, 2020, K.E. Swinton, R.A. Lococo and F.L. ...

Dental exams and the standard of review

Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Dental Board Association and College – Failure to hold a hearing – Judicial review – Application – Procedural requirements and fairness – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Professions – Dentists Pour v. Canada (National Dental Examining Board), [2020] O.J. No. 556, 2020 ONSC 555, Ontario Superior Court of ...

An application for anonymity may be unsuccessful in light of behaviour inconsistent with a desire for anonymity: both the litigious conduct of a petitioner, and a delay in time in applying for anonymity and sealing of court files after commencing complaints may undermine a petitioner’s assertion of a concern for privacy

Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Human Rights Tribunal – Duty to accommodate – Judicial review – Natural justice – Standard of review – Patent unreasonableness Stein v. British Columbia (Human Rights Tribunal), [2020] B.C.J. No. 65, 2020 BCSC 70, British Columbia Supreme Court, January 20, 2020, S.C. Fitzpatrick J. The petitioner had initiated and ...

Employers only have to try so hard: terminating employment after an employee fails to engage in the accommodation process and fails to respond to related correspondence is not retaliation

Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Human Rights Commission – investigations – Disability – Discrimination – Employment law – Wrongful dismissal – Judicial review – Application – Appeals – Procedural requirements and fairness – Standard of review – Reasonableness Wojtasiewicz v. Alberta (Human Rights Commission), [2020] A.J. No. 81, 2020 ABCA 23, Alberta Court of ...

Extradition in the face of medical hardship – finding the balance

17. March 2020 0
The Court of Appeal dismissed the applicant’s judicial review of the Attorney General’s decision, pursuant to section 44 of the Extradition Act, SC 1999, c. 18, to issue a surrender order, despite the applicant’s deteriorating medical condition. The Court of Appeal found the Attorney General balanced all of the relevant considerations and the decision was ...

Hear me out! Judicial Review of the Vice President of Northern Lakes College decision to not convene a Student Appeals Committee after the applicant was removed from his practicum program

17. March 2020 0
The applicant was a student in the Primary Care Paramedic Program. He was removed from the program by Alberta Health Services, which ran a portion of the practicum program. The applicant was subsequently removed from the academic program for failure to complete his academic requirements. He sought a hearing in front of the Student Appeal ...

Court dismisses an application concerning the condition of a residence on the basis that the application was out of time and the orders within the discretion of the respondent

18. February 2020 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Public Health Appeal Board – Judicial review – Limitations – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Charter of Rights and Freedoms – Human rights complaints – Jurisdiction Peter v. Public Health Appeal Board of Alberta, [2019] A.J. No. 1761, 2019 ABQB 989, Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, December 20, ...

Court of Appeal allows an appeal on the basis that the underlying judgment effectively reviewed a decision of an assessment board by applying a correctness standard

18. February 2020 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Assessment Review Board – Expert evidence – Judicial review – Appeals – Standard of review – Correctness – Municipalities – Tax Wheatland County v. Federated Co-Operatives Limited, [2019] A.J. No. 1768, 2019 ABCA 513, Alberta Court of Appeal, December 23, 2019, F.F. Slatter, M.G. Crighton and R. Khullar JJ.A. The ...