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Edmonton East: A Statutory Right of Appeal Does Not Create a New Category of Correctness

  • 31 janvier 2017
  • Jon Wypych and Adam D.H. Chisholm

This is one of two companion pieces on the Supreme Court of Canada's recent decision in Edmonton (City) v. Edmonton East (Capilano) Shopping Centres Ltd. authored exclusively for the OBA's Administrative Law Section. This article concerns the role of statutory provisions permitting a right of appeal in determining the standard of review.

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The International Dimension of Administrative Law: Foreign Investors Avoid Canadian Regulatory Agencies

  • 18 mars 2016
  • Graham Mayeda

The environmental assessment process can be long and complicated for investors seeking approval of a proposed project. If the investment is not approved, the investor may lose a considerable amount of money. But for foreign investors, the outlook is much rosier since the decision of a NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) arbitration panel in the spring of 2015 in a case called Bilcon of Delaware et al v Government of Canada.

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Evidentiary Rules and Trends in Administrative Proceedings – Implications for the Defence

  • 29 juin 2015
  • Melissa J. MacKewn and Savitri Gordian

This paper explores four topics in connection with evidentiary rules that operate differently in the administrative as compared to the civil context: 1) the ability to compel testimony; 2) the limited protection against subsequent use of testimony gathered during the investigation stage at hearings; 3) the use of hearsay evidence; and 4) the expanding requirement on respondents to ‘disclose’ their defence to Staff prosecutors in advance of hearings and the resulting defence challenges.

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Tribunal Check-Up: The Status of Our Adjudicative Tribunals Event Summary

  • 24 juin 2015
  • Bettina Xue

On June 8, 2015, the OBA’s Administrative Law Section presented “Tribunal Check-Up: The Status of our Adjudicative Tribunals” at the section’s Annual Meeting. The speakers each delivered an illuminating speech relating to current challenges and new developments within adjudicative tribunals, with a focus on positive change.

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Effective Administrative Tribunal Practice

  • 10 juin 2015
  • Fiona Keith

On April 22, 2015, Susheel Gupta, Vice-Chair of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) led an informative discussion in Ottawa about the differences in litigating before courts and tribunals. The panel consisted of Michelle Flaherty, Member of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO), Laura Little, Counsel to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) and Lucia Shatat, Senior Legal Advisor to the Competition Tribunal.

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What Happens After the Cap Kicks in

  • 10 avril 2015
  • S. Ronald Ellis, Q.C.

The Society of Ontario Adjudicators and Regulators (SOAR) has now published its study of the Ontario government’s new 10-year limit on the years of service that members of the Province's adjudicative tribunals will be allowed to serve and of the near-term implications of that policy. Ron Ellis notes, "It is apparent from the SOAR study that if the government persists in the implementation of its cap policy, large elements of the administrative justice system will be effectively broken."

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Administrative Law Break Out Session ‘Exploring the Growth of Active Adjudication'

  • 20 mars 2015
  • Horace Josephs

The room holding OBA Institute 2015's administrative law session - ‘Exploring the Growth of Active Adjudication’ - was a busy place! The lively discussion encompassed the principles of active adjudication and practical implications of its use, with insight from the academic, tribunal and practitioner perspectives.

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Caselaw Update

  • 09 février 2015
  • Avril Dymond

Recent decisions from the Supreme Court of Canada, Federal Court of Appeal, Ontario Court of Appeal and Divisional Court are summarized in 60 case digests.

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