What are Administrative Tribunals For, Anyway?
 Board hearings are not an open-line radio show where anyone can dial in and participate. Nor are they a drop-in center for anyone to raise anything, no matter how remote it may be to the Board’s task of regulating the construction and operation of oil and gas pipelines. So says Stratas […] Read more
When Does an Administrative Record Become a Public Document?
An interesting question, answered in Edmonton (Police Service) v Alberta (Law Enforcement Review Board), 2014 ABCA 267. A complaint was made against a police officer but dismissed by the Chief of the Edmonton Police Service after an internal review. The complainant appealed to the Board. A report of the internal review was made available for […] Read more
What is the Record for Judicial Review in Canada?
An American visitor to Montreal recently asked me “What is the ‘record’ for judicial review in Canada?” I chuckled, said “It depends” and directed her to paragraph 48 of Dunsmuir. In Saskatchewan (Energy and Resources) v Areva Resources Canada Inc, 2013 SKCA 79 (which I have already blogged about here), the Ministry did not offer […] Read more