Judicial Deference to Administrative Tribunals in Canada: its History and Future

Joseph Robertson, Peter Gall and Paul Daly, Judicial Deference to Administrative Tribunals in Canada: its History and Future, LexisNexis Canada, Toronto, 2014

Is the decision of an administrative tribunal owed deference on the review standard of “reasonableness”? What constitutes an “unreasonable” interpretation of the law? What is the proper application of the deferential standard of review? In short – and based on the ongoing evolution of the deference doctrine – when is it appropriate for a reviewing court to intervene in a decision of an administrative tribunal?

These are just some of the issues that are addressed in this new volume of essays, Judicial Deference to Administrative Tribunals in Canada: Its History and Future. Written by three of the country’s leading experts on the subject, this collection of commentaries critiquing the Supreme Court of Canada’s jurisprudence on the principle of judicial deference offers an authoritative overview of the evolution and development of the doctrine.

Valuable insight
Rely on this volume to gain perspective on the development and current state of the principle of judicial deference in Canada. In particular, benefit from:

  • The expertise of the authors – a veteran member of the Bench, a leading practitioner and an esteemed scholar
  • In-depth research – this comprehensive resource traces the evolution and development of the judicial deference doctrine in Canada
  • A foreword by The Honourable Michel Bastarache – the former Supreme Court of Canada Justice responds to the critique of the Canadian judiciary’s role in shaping the deference doctrine

Who needs this book
Judicial Deference to Administrative Tribunals in Canada: Its History and Future offers an unparalleled overview of the topic and would be a useful reference for:

  • Judges across Canada who require a proper understanding of the deference doctrine in order to review tribunal decisions effectively
  • Administrative law practitioners who need to have a good grasp of the evolution of the doctrine and recent approach of the judiciary so that they can better strategize when bringing tribunal decisions for review
  • Law school students and administrative law instructors who will benefit from this affordable guide on the evolution and development of the deference doctrine and its critique
Updated October 2, 2014 at 08:48.