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 ...