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What an Ombudsman Can Do for You and Your Client

  • January 14, 2015
  • Soussanna Karas

On November 25, 2014, Women Lawyers Forum in association with the Administrative and Public Sector Lawyers Sections of OBA, presented a program “What an Ombudsman Can Do for You and Your Client”. Chaired by Sara Gottlieb, lawyer from the Office of the Ombudsman of Ontario and Sheryl Smolkin, Lawyer and Journalist, the program had a packed agenda and an esteemed panel of speakers.

Administrative Law

2014 Annual Update on Judicial Review

  • December 05, 2014
  • Lisa Ostrom

After the success of last year’s annual review of remarkable judicial review decisions, Justice David Stratas and Professor Paul Daly agreed to return for another discussion on the most notable judicial reviews of 2014. Much like last year’s program, this year’s event provided valuable insights into the ways in which the jurisprudence in this area of law is continuing to evolve post Dunsmuir.

Administrative Law

Can’t We All Get Along?: A Federal and Provincial Tribunal as Part of Securities Reform

  • November 14, 2014
  • Ke-Jia Chong and Adam D.H. Chisholm

The latest attempt at reforming the regulatory system governing Canada’s capital markets involves a cooperative approach between some Provincial Governments and the Federal Government. This Cooperative Capital Markets Regulatory System has administrative law implications. Among other things, it will create a tribunal that will administer both federal and provincial legislation.

Administrative Law

Municipal Conflicts of Interest: What are they and how do we deal with them?

  • October 03, 2014
  • Farah Malik

In April 2014, the OBA’s Administrative Law Section, in conjunction with the Municipal Law Section, presented a dinner program entitled “Municipals Conflicts of Interest Update.” The program canvassed the law intended to prevent the private interests of members of municipal councils and local boards from interfering with their public duties.

Administrative Law

Is it Correct to Defer?

  • July 11, 2014
  • Adam D.H. Chisholm and Jared Grossman

The article reviews the most recent decisions of the Federal Court of Appeal and while posing the question whether "Deferential Correctness is a new Third Standard".

Administrative Law

Caselaw Review

  • June 13, 2014
  • Avril Dymond, B.A., LL.B

Caselaw review from all levels of the Court - Superior Court, Ontario Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Canada. The review is current as of April 2014.

Administrative Law