Events Next Week in Toronto and Vancouver

I am hitting the road next week for two events on Canadian administrative law.

First, I am very happy to be speaking with Stratas JA at the OBA’s Annual Update on Judicial Review in Toronto next Tuesday (November 26). Having participated via videolink in recent years, into the early hours of the morning in the UK I am looking forward to being there in person (and home to Ottawa in time for bed). Here is the description:

Our most popular Administrative Law Section event is back so you can bring yourself up to speed on the latest in judicial review jurisprudence and trends. Once again this year, Justice David Stratas and Dr. Paul Daly, two prominent thinkers in the field, will share their expert insights on understanding, applying and successfully arguing the courts’ most recent guidance on judicial review. Questions are encouraged throughout this open and informal dialogue, so join us to engage with the experts.

Second, I’ve been asked to do the ‘year in review’ feature at the CLEBC Administrative Law Conference in Vancouver next Thursday (November 28). I have some big boots to fill, as this presentation has been given in recent years by such luminaries as David Mullan and David P Jones QC.

Here’s an overview of the developments to be covered at these events:

The Standard of Review

Appeal Clauses

Atlantic Mining NS Corp (DDV Gold Limited) v Oakley, 2019 NSCA 14

Nova Scotia (Attorney General) v S&D Smith Central Supplies Limited, 2019 NSCA 22

Statutory Interpretation

Simon Fraser University v British Columbia (Assessor of Area #10 – Burnaby), 2019 BCCA 93

Hillier v Canada (Attorney General), 2019 FCA 44

Mason v Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2019 FC 1251

The Supreme Court in 2019

R v Bird, 2019 SCC 7

Canada (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness) v Chhina, 2019 SCC 29

JW v Canada (Attorney General), 2019 SCC 20

See also

Canada (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness) v Hamdan, 2019 FC 1129

Raincoast Conservation Foundation v Canada (Attorney General), 2019 FCA 224

Brake v Canada (Attorney General), 2019 FCA 274

The Federal Courts

Deegan v Canada (Attorney General), 2019 FC 960

SNC-Lavalin Group Inc v Canada (Public Prosecution Service), 2019 FC 282

Girouard v Canada (Attorney General), 2018 FC 865, 2019 FCA 148 and 2019 FC 1282

Privative Clauses

R (Privacy International) v Investigatory Powers Tribunal, [2019] UKSC 22, [2019] 2 WLR 1219

Canada (Citizenship and Immigration) v Tennant, 2018 FCA 132 and 2019 FCA 206

H v Refugee and Protection Officer, [2019] NZSC 13, [2019] 1 NZLR 433

Greenpeace Canada v Minister of the Environment (Ontario), 2019 ONSC 5629

The Superior Courts

Crowder v British Columbia (Attorney General), 2019 BCSC 1824

Renvoi à la Cour d’appel du Québec portant sur la validité constitutionnelle des dispositions de l’article 35 du Code de procédure civile qui fixent à moins de 85 000 $ la compétence pécuniaire exclusive de la Cour du Québec et sur la compétence d’appel attribuée à la Cour du Québec, 2019 QCCA 1492

Tribunal Independence

Shuttleworth v Ontario (Safety, Licensing Appeals and Standards Tribunals), 2019 ONCA 518

Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers v Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2019 FC 1126

Walter v British Columbia, 2019 BCCA 221

See also

Céré v Canada (Attorney General), 2019 FC 221

Trainor-Degirolamo v British Columbia (Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development), 2019 BCSC 430

I don’t have a paper to distribute officially (CLEBC attendees only, with the final version to appear in the next issue of the Canadian Journal of Administrative Law & Practice) but I have commented on most of these cases on the blog and you should be able to find my thoughts via the search box.

This content has been updated on November 18, 2019 at 20:14.