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, ...

Issue on review involved the Winnipeg Police Service’s new practice of including non-conviction information on criminal record checks in exceptional circumstances. Court of Appeal returned matter to Queen’s Bench for fresh hearing due to ambiguities in the record before the application judge.

18. June 2019 0
Administrative law – Judicial review – Applications – Appeals – Procedural requirements and fairness – Remedies – Declaratory relief – Police – Criminal records request Kalo v. Winnipeg (City) Police Service, [2019] M.J. No. 106, 2019 MBCA 46, Manitoba Court of Appeal, April 29, 2019, F.M. Steel, W.J. Burnett and K.I. Simonsen JJ.A. A prospective employer required ...

Court determined that email chains that did not include the clients’ lawyers, but wherein the clients discussed the lawyers’ privileged opinions and work products, were protected by solicitor-client privilege

18. June 2019 0
Administrative law – Judicial review – Applications – Freedom of information and protection of privacy – Access to information – Solicitor-client privilege – Government Alberta (Minister of Municipal Affairs) v. Alberta (Information and Privacy Commissioner), [2019] A.J. No. 466, 2019 ABQB 274, Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, April 17, 2019, S.N. Mandziuk J. As part of ...

Decision to uphold medical school participant’s dismissal from the program due to theft was found to be unreasonable because the appeal tribunal failed to consider the law regarding the school’s duty to accommodate the participant’s mental health disorder

19. March 2019 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – University Appeal Board – Judicial review – Appeals – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Universities – Duty to accommodate – Professors – Professional governance and discipline – Professional misconduct / conduct unbecoming Haghir v. University of Saskatchewan, [2019] S.J. No. 34, 2019 SKCA 13, Saskatchewan Court of Appeal, January 30, ...

Federal Court agrees with veteran pension applicant that it was unreasonable for the pension appeal panel to consider his supporting physician’s opinion linking his injury to his armed forces services to be speculative and thus not credible. Panel’s decision was set aside and returned to a differently constituted panel for redetermination.

19. March 2019 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Veterans Review and Appeal Board – Pension Appeals Board – Disability – Eligibility – Judicial review – Appeals – Evidence – Standard of review – Reasonableness Crummey v. Canada (Attorney General), [2019] F.C.J. No. 54, 2019 FC 73, Federal Court (Halifax, Nova Scotia), January 18, 2019, R.F. Southcott J. The ...

Ontario Court quashes City of Hamilton’s decision to remove political party’s discriminatory, anti-transgender bus-stop ads due to failure to consider the party’s Charter right to free speech

18. December 2018 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Municipal councils – Judicial review – Natural justice – Procedural requirements and fairness – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Human rights complaints – Discrimination – Gender Christian Heritage Party of Canada v. Hamilton (City), [2018] O.J. No. 5105, 2018 ONSC 3690, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, October 4, ...

Applicant did not realize she was “catastrophically impaired” and thus entitled to continuing housekeeping and attendant care benefits under the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule until after the applicable limitation period had expired. On review, doctrine of discoverability deemed not applicable to the “hard” limitation period.

18. December 2018 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – License Appeal Tribunal – Judicial review – Limitations – Discoverability rule – Standard of review – Reasonableness Tomec v. Economical Mutual Insurance Co., [2018] O.J. No. 5076, 2018 ONSC 5664, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, October 2, 2018, G.B. Morawetz R.S.J., A.C.R. Whitten and D.K. Gray JJ. The applicant ...

A doctor’s petition for judicial review of the College’s rejection of his application for independent registration was dismissed. While the first of the two College assessments of the doctor was more favourable than the second, it was made clear that the first assessment was an interim one and the second was final, so the College was entitled to rely upon the findings of the second assessment over the first

18. September 2018 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – College of Physicians and Surgeons – Professions – Physicians and surgeons – Judicial review – Compliance with legislation – Procedural requirements and fairness – Standard of review – Correctness – Reasonableness Alfahem v. College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta, [2018] A.J. No. 869, 2018 ABQB 539, Alberta Court ...

International arbitration award from New York was recognized and enforced in Ontario, despite party’s argument that it was not yet “binding” within the meaning of the Model Law as they still intended to argue issues of costs before the arbitrator

18. September 2018 0
Administrative law – Commercial Arbitrations – Arbitration and Award – Enforcement of Foreign Award – Judicial review – Appeals – Compliance with legislation – Standard of review – Correctness Popack v. Lipszyc, [2018] O.J. No. 3716, 2018 ONCA 635, Ontario Court of Appeal, July 12, 2018, D.H. Doherty, D.M. Brown and I.V.B. Nordheimer JJ.A. Popack ...