An example of how not to suspend a physician from practice for incapacity

21. January 2020 0
The Appellant physician, Dr. Collett, successfully appealed a decision of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta’s Appeal Council. The Appeal Council had dismissed Dr. Collett’s appeal of the Complaint Director’s decision to suspend him from practice on July 31, 2018. Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – College of Physicians and Surgeons – Suspension ...

The Minister of Environment appropriately focused on the state of the actual construction when deciding whether a ski resort project was “substantially started”

15. October 2019 0
In 2014, the Appellant, the Minister of Environment, decided a ski resort project was not substantially started. A chambers judge held this decision was unreasonable, and the Minister appealed to the BC Court of Appeal. The Court of Appeal allowed the appeal. Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Minister of Environment – Assessment – Legislative compliance ...

The Landlord/Appellant, Aarti Investments Ltd., was unsuccessful in attempting to appeal a decision of a Chambers Judge. The Chambers Judge had set aside a decision of a residential tenancy branch arbitrator, which had granted an Order of Possession to the Landlord.

Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Residential Tenancy office – Judicial review – Appeals – Legislative compliance – Landlord and tenant – Residential tenancy agreements Aarti Investments Ltd. v. Bauman, [2019] B.C.J. No. 840, 2019 BCCA 165, British Columbia Court of Appeal, May 14, 2019, P.M Willcock, R. Goepel and G. Dickson JJ.A. The Appellant/Landlord, Aarti Investments ...

The Court held that the Applicant, Mr. Kozina, had standing to seek judicial review of a decision made by the Respondent, Alberta Law Enforcement Review Board. The Board had decided to dismiss Mr. Kozina’s complaint alleging that excessive force was used by two police officers.

Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Law Enforcement Review Board – Judicial review – Application – Legislative compliance – Police – Professional misconduct or conduct unbecoming Kozina v. Edmonton (City) Police Services, [2019] A.J. No 611, 2019 ABQB 355, Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, May 13, 2019, B.R. Burrows J. The Applicant, Kazimierz Kozina, was arrested by ...

The Appellants (several physicians and physician groups in Ontario) were unsuccessful in appealing a decision of the Divisional Court. The Appellants had applied to the Divisional Court to challenge the constitutionality of policies enacted by the Respondent, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, which required physicians to provide an “effective referral” when they had a religious objection to providing a medical service (e.g. abortion, medical assistance in dying, etc.).

Administrative law – Charter of Rights and Freedoms – Freedom of Religion – Human rights complaints – Discrimination – Judicial review – Appeals – Physicians and surgeons – Statutory provisions – Public interest Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada v. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, [2019] O.J. No. 2515, 2019 ONCA 393, Ontario Court ...

The Appellant, Mr. Lam, successfully appealed a summary judgment decision made by a motion judge. The motion judge had dismissed his action for damages against the Respondent, University of Western Ontario Board of Governors.

Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – University Appeal Board – Discretion of delegated authority – Judicial review – Appeals – Standard of review – Correctness – Universities – Damages Lam v. University of Western Ontario Board of Governors, [2019] O.J. No. 611, 2019 ONCA 82, Ontario Court of Appeal, February 6, 2019, G.R. Strathy C.J.O., P.D. Lauwers and ...

The individual applicants were unsuccessful in attempting to quash the decision of the Ontario Government (the Minister of Children, Community, and Social Services). The Minister had decided to cancel a pilot program offering basic income to individuals in Ontario. The Court held the Minister’s decision was a policy and funding decision and could not be quashed by the Court.

Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Minister of Children Community and Social Services – Government – Funding of programs Bowman v. Ontario (Minister of Children, Community and Social Services), [2019] O.J. No. 746, 2019 ONSC 1064, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, February 14, 2019, J.A. Thorburn, R.B. Reid and F.L. Myers JJ. The Respondent, Government ...

The Appellant, Envirocon Environmental Services ULC, successfully appealed a Chambers decision. The Chambers Judge had refused to interfere with the Tribunal’s application of the legal test for indirect or adverse effect discrimination. The Court of Appeal held the Tribunal’s decision was patently unreasonable.

Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Human rights tribunal – Discrimination – Judicial review – Appeals – Standard of review – Correctness – Patent unreasonableness – Employment – Termination of employment Envirocon Environmental Services ULC v. Suen, [2019] B.C.J. No. 146, 2019 BCCA 46, British Columbia Court of Appeal, February 5, 2019, S.D. Frankel, S. Stromberg-Stein ...

The Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal brought by the Chief Coroner of the Yukon. On an application for judicial review, a Chambers Judge had ordered an inquest into the death of Ms. Cynthia Blackjack in spite of the Chief Coroner’s decision not to do so. The Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal, upholding the court’s concurrent, equivalent and continuing jurisdiction pursuant to the Coroners Act.

18. December 2018 0
Administrative law – Judicial review – Appeals – Jurisdiction – Compliance with legislation – Criminal matters – Coroner’s inquest Blackjack v. Yukon (Chief Coroner), [2018] Y.J. No. 91, 2018 YKCA 14, Yukon Territory Court of Appeal, October 24, 2018, E.A. Bennett, L.A.M. Charbonneau and G. Dickson JJ.A Ms. Cynthia Blackjack died on-board a medevac aircraft ...