2023 Administrative Law & Governance Colloquium: “The Legitimacy of the State”

The topic for the 2023 edition of the Administrative Law & Governance Colloquium was “The Legitimacy of the State”: The legitimacy of contemporary liberal democratic states is in a state of flux. Managing the effects of globalization, responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and fighting escalating inflation have prompted serious questions about public administration in the […] Read more


An Introduction to the Duty of Candour

Defining the Duty of Candour The duty of candour requires parties to judicial review applications, especially government respondents, to “to make full and fair disclosure”.[1] They must “explain fully what has occurred and why”.[2] The duty has been recognized by the English courts[3] and by courts in other jurisdictions, such as New Zealand,[4] Ireland[5] and […] Read more


On a High Wire: Canada (Commissioner of Competition) v Rogers Communications Inc and Shaw Communications Inc, 2023 Comp Trib 1

Probably the hottest topic in the world of Canadian regulation in recent months has been the proposed merger between two telecommunications behemoths, Rogers and Shaw, with the former essentially to absorb the latter. In extensive reasons published on New Year’s Eve, the Competition Tribunal found that the merger could go ahead: Canada (Commissioner of Competition) […] Read more