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Modes of Rights Protection III: Doré v. Barreau du Québec, [2012] 1 SCR 395

You will recall that in Slaight Communications, discussed in my previous post, Dickson C.J. endorsed Lamer J.’s neat analytical framework, with its clear distinction between administrative review and constitutional review, but noted that the evolution of administrative review might put the framework under pressure. So it proved. A blow-by-blow account of the development of Canadian […] Read more

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Legal Academia 2.0 in the Brexit Litigation

The government and the claimaints in Miller (the Article 50 case) have now made their written statements of case available (see here). One remarkable feature is that both the government and the claimants rely heavily on arguments made by various distinguished writers (including some of my Cambridge colleagues!) on the United Kingdom Constitutional Law Association’s […] Read more

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The Signal and the Noise in Administrative Law

I am giving the keynote lecture (via videoconference) at the Law Society of Upper Canada’s 24th Immigration Summit tomorrow, on “The Signal and the Noise in Administrative Law“: There has been an unfortunate trend in recent Supreme Court of Canada administrative law cases. While academics, practitioners and lower-court judges try to establish coherent frameworks to […] Read more