The applicant successfully sought leave to appeal an order of a justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia dismissing its appeal from an order of the Forest Appeals Commission

Administrative law – Decisions of administrative tribunals – Forest Appeals Commission – Natural resources – Forestry – Stumpage fees – Judicial review – Appeals – Leave to appeal – Test – Compliance with legislation – Statutory interpretation British Columbia v. Canadian National Railway, [2013] B.C.J. No. 802, 2013 BCCA 185, British Columbia Court of Appeal, ...

The appellant unsuccessfully appealed a decision of the respondent Ontario Securities Commission, dismissing his application to set aside an order of the Commission approving a settlement he made with the Commission’s staff. The appellant argued before the Commission and on appeal that the order approving settlement should have been set aside because of non-disclosure of material information by the Commission staff prior to the settlement and that a member of the Commission was biased.

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Administrative law – Decisions of administrative tribunals – Securities Commission – Stock brokers – Disciplinary proceedings – Settlements – Judicial review – Bias – Procedural requirements and fairness – Disclosure Rankin v. Ontario (Securities Commission), [2013] O.J. No. 259, 2013 ONSC 112, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, January 11, 2013, M. Brown R.S.J., P.T. Matlow ...

The appellant Regina Qu’Appelle Regional Health Authority sucessfully appealed a lower court decision affirming a tribunal’s decision that the Health Authority acted unreasonably in the treatment of the respondent physician’s disruptive behaviour

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Administrative law – Decisions of administrative tribunals – Health authorities – Physicians and surgeons – Disruptive behaviour – Penalties and suspensions – Judicial review – Appeals – Jurisdiction – Compliance with legislation – Standard of review – Correctness Regina Qu’Appelle Regional Health Authority v. Dewar, [2013] S.J. No. 9, 2013 SKCA 3, Saskatchewan Court of ...

The appellant employer successfully appealed a decision of the provincial Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission Appeals Tribunal, which had set aside a decision of the provincial Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission dismissing the respondent employee’s claim for compensation benefits for “gradual onset stress.”

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Administrative law – Decisions of administrative tribunals – Workers Compensation Boards – Investigations – Workers compensation – Government employees – Federal and provincial legislation – Psychological injury – employment related – Test – Stress claims Robichaud v. Canada (Attorney General), [2013] N.B.J. No. 8, 2013 NBCA 1, New Brunswick Court of Appeal, January 10, 2013, ...

The appellant challenged a finding on a statutory appeal that a letter to the editor did not constitute hate speech. The Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal, finding that the letter to the editor was on a matter of public interest and, even if offensive, did not constitute hate speech and was protected as expression of opinion.

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Administrative law – Decisions of administrative tribunals – Human Rights Tribunal – Human Rights complaints – Sexual orientation – Charter of Rights and Freedoms – Freedom of expression – Judicial review – Compliance with legislation – Evidence – Standard of review – Correctness Lund v. Boissoin, [2012] A.J. No. 1036, 2012 ABCA 300, Alberta Court ...

The appellants appealed from a judicial review decision that upheld a tribunal finding that because a worker’s claim was not compensable under the legislation, the claim did not arise out of and in the course of employment. The Court of Appeal allowed the appeal, finding that the tribunal’s interpretation imposed a construction that was contrary to the legislative intent and at odds with the factual realities of the situation. The court substituted its own determination on the substance of the claim.

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Administrative law – Decisions of administrative tribunals – Workers Compensation Boards – Workers Compensation – Benefits – In and out of the course of employment – Statutory provisions – Psychological injury – Stress claims – Validity and application of policies and guidelines – Judicial review – Compliance with legislation – Legislative intent – Standard of ...

The appellants appealed from a judicial review decision where the substantive relief sought in their petition was no longer available. The Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal on a preliminary basis as moot.

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Administrative law – Decisions of administrative tribunals – Subdivision Approval Officers – Municipalities – Planning and zoning – Judicial review – Mootness – Remedies – Declaratory relief Webber v. Anmore (Village) (Approving Officer), [2012] B.C.J. No. 2123, 2012 BCCA 390, British Columbia Court of Appeal, September 24, 2012, M.E. Saunders, K.E. Neilson and E.A. Bennett ...