Court determined that limitation period for judicial review of administrative decisions in New Brunswick begins when the affected parties are notified of the decision or when there is “public availability” of the decision, not from the date of the decision itself.

Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Human Rights Commission – Judicial review – Application – Appeals – Limitations Laliberté v. Kedgwick (Rural Community), [2019] N.B.J. No. 116, 2019 NBCA 38, New Brunswick Court of Appeal, May 16, 2019, J.C.M. Richard, M.E.L. Larlee and K.A. Quigg JJ.A. In New Brunswick, judicial review of administrative action is governed ...

A professional regulatory body erred in its application of the law when assessing whether collateral police evidence was admissible

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Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – College of Veterinarians – Judicial review – Appeals – Evidence – admissibility – Standard of review – Correctness – Veterinarians – Disciplinary proceedings College of Veterinarians of Ontario v. Choong, [2019] O.J. No. 837, 2019 ONSC 946, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, February 20, 2019, G.B. Morawetz R.S.J., C.J. Horkins ...

A tribunal reasonably declined an adjournment and reasonably proceeded with one hearing on liability and penalty

16. April 2019 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – University Appeal Board – Adjournment of hearing – Judicial review – Appeals – Procedural requirements and fairness – Standard of review – Reasonableness-  Universities – Student discipline Spence v. University of Toronto, [2019] O.J. No. 877, 2019 ONSC 1085, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, February 21, 2019, K.E. Swinton, ...

Agricultural Land Commission’s interpretation of legislation was unreasonable

15. January 2019 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Agricultural Land Commission – Municipalities – Planning and zoning – Judicial review – Compliance with legislation – Standard of review – Reasonableness Guse v. Provincial Agricultural Land Commission, [2018] B.C.J. No. 3624, 2018 BCSC 1983, British Columbia Supreme Court, November 9, 2018, R.J. Sewell J. The Agricultural Land Commission ...

Municipal Council’s consultative process was held to be procedurally fair

15. January 2019 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Municipal boards – By-laws – Notice and consultation – Judicial review – Bias – Procedural requirements and fairness West Nipissing (Municipality) Police Services Board v. West Nipissing (Municipality), [2018] O.J. No. 5958, 2018 ONSC 6454, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, November 14, 2018, H.S. Arrell R.S.J., G.M. Mulligan, W.M. Matheson ...

A reporter requested access to information pursuant to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. F31 (the “Act”) relating to the top 100 physician billers under the Ontario Health Insurance Program, a breakdown of the physician’s specialties and the amount billed

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Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Privacy Commissioner – Compliance with legislation – Freedom of information and protection of privacy – Disclosure of records – Judicial review – Appeals – Standard of review – Reasonableness Ontario Medical Assn. v. Ontario (Information and Privacy Commissioner), [2018] O.J. No. 4107, 2018 ONCA 673, Ontario Court of Appeal, ...

The appellant, Dr. Hefnawi, was enrolled in the Medical Services Plan (“MSP”). In 2010, he was audited by the Billing Integrity Program (“BIP”). The Medical Services Commission (the “Commission”) sought recovery of funds for fraudulent or mispresented patient billing and gave notice of its intention to cancel the appellants enrolment as a practitioner under the Medicare Protection Act, RSBC 1996, c. 286 (“MPA”).

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Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Ministry of Health Billing Integrity Program – Judicial review – Appeals – Natural Justice – Procedural requirements and fairness – Evidence – Physicians and surgeons – Disciplinary proceedings – Billing matters – Records Hefnawi v Health Care Practitioners Special Committee for Audit Hearings, [2018] B.C.J. No. 2932, 2018 BCSC ...

Clorox unsuccessfully appealed a decision of the Registrar of Trademarks rejecting Clorox’s opposition to trademark registrations filed by Chlorotec

Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Registrar of Trademarks – Fresh evidence – Judicial review – Appeals – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Intellectual property Clorox Company of Canada Ltd. v. Chlorotec s.e.c., [2018] F.C.J. No. 408, 2018 FC 408, Federal Court of Canada, April 16, 2018, S. Grammond J. Clorox appealed the decision ...

The plaintiff sought an appeal of the trial decision that awarded him damages for wrongful dismissal but denied his claim for benefit schemes

Administrative law – Judicial review – Appeals – Standard of review – Palpable and overriding error – Correctness – Employment law – Wrongful dismissal – Damages Carroll v. ATCO Electric Ltd., [2018] A.J. No. 460, 2018 ABCA 146, Alberta Court of Appeal, April 17, 2018, J. Watson, B.L. Veldhuis, M. Crighton, JJ.A. The appellant was ...