OBA Annual Update on Judicial Review: Wednesday in Toronto/via Webcast

Blogging is likely to be light for the next couple of weeks, as my list of speaking engagements implies. There is also the small matter of a graduation ceremony on November 2 for which my office is responsible, as well as the usual array of administrative and writing commitments.

If you have not already registered for the OBA Annual Update on Judicial Review this Wednesday, where I will join Stratas J.A. on the stage, you can do so here. There is a dinner followed by 90 minutes of discussion. Note that the event is also webcast for those not in the Toronto area: details are here. The untimely end to the Blue Jays’ season has a silver lining. Game two would otherwise have clashed with this event. Here is the outline for our discussion (though in previous years we have ranged far and wide):


Standard of Review Analysis (PD lead, DS response)

Categories and Context

Pfizer Canada Inc. v. Canada (Attorney General), 2014 FC 1243

The Return of Correctness?

Tervita Corp. v. Canada (Commissioner of Competition), 2015 SCC 3

Mouvement laïque québécois v. Saguenay (City), 2015 SCC 16

Stewart v. Elk Valley Coal Corporation, 2015 ABCA 225

Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse c. Côté, 2015 QCCA 1544

The Return of Context?

Edmonton East (Capilano) Shopping Centres Limited v Edmonton (City), 2015 ABCA 85

Wilson v. Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, 2015 FCA 17


Judicial Review Methodologies (DS lead, PD response)

Analytical Structure of Judicial Review

Budlakoti v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2015 FCA 139

Performing Reasonableness Review

Delios v. Canada (Attorney General), 2015 FCA 117

Canada (Attorney General) v. Boogaard, 2015 FCA 150

Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission v. Allen, 2014 NLCA 42

Quebec (Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse) v. Bombardier Inc. (Bombardier Aerospace Training Center), 2015 SCC 39

Role of Reviewing Court

Wall v. Office of the Independent Police Review Director, 2014 ONCA 884

EllisDon Corporation v. Ontario Sheet Metal Workers’ and Roofers’ Conference and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 586, 2014 ONCA 801

Adjectival/Procedural Issues (PD lead, DS response)

Tribunal Standing

Ontario (Energy Board) v. Ontario Power Generation Inc., 2015 SCC 44

Reconsideration Authority

Fraser Health Authority v. Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal, 2014 BCCA 499

Content of the Record

Dane Developments Ltd. v. British Columbia (Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations), 2015 BCSC 1663


Public Authority Liability (DS lead, PD response)

Rethinking Foreseeability, Proximity and Breach of Duty

Paradis Honey Ltd. v. Canada, 2015 FCA 89

Prerogative of Mercy

Hinse v. Canada (Attorney General), 2015 SCC 35

Violation of Charter Rights

Henry v. British Columbia (Attorney General), 2015 SCC 24

This content has been updated on October 25, 2015 at 20:32.