Administrative Law Matters

Commentary on developments in administrative law, particularly judicial review of administrative action by common law courts.


Certified Questions, References and Reasonableness: Canada (Citizenship and Immigration) v. Galindo Camayo, 2022 FCA 50

In my post on “Unreasonable Bilingual Interpretations of Law“, I mentioned that the Supreme Court would have the opportunity in Canada (Citizenship and Immigration) v. Mason, 2021 FCA 156 (leave granted) to say more about the methodology of reviewing administrative interpretations of law. Mason raises other issues as well, one of which also arose in […] Read more


Professor Teresa Scassa: “Administrative Law and the Governance of Automated Decision-making”

For those of you who weren’t able to join us live, here is Professor Teresa Scassa’s presentation on “Administrative Law and the Governance of Automated Decision-making” for this year’s Administrative Law & Governance Colloquium: This year’s Colloquium finishes up tomorrow, with Dr. Jennifer Cobbe (University of Cambridge) on “Reviewable Automated Decision-making”. Register here. Or […] Read more


Reminder: Administrative Law & Governance Colloquium with Dr. Jennifer Cobbe (Cambridge), “Reviewable Automated Decision-making”, Tuesday April 5 at 11.30 eastern

The last in this year’s Administrative Law and Governance Colloquium takes place on Tuesday next, April 5 at 11.30 eastern time. My guest will be Dr. Jennifer Cobbe from the University of Cambridge. She will be discussing “Reviewable Automated Decision-making”, based on her important articles on the subject (see e.g. here and here). Here is […] Read more