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Terms and Conditions May Apply: Tribunal Independence

There are two important Canadian doctrines which affect the structure of administrative tribunals: impartiality and independence. Impartiality arises where a well-informed observer would have a reasonable apprehension of bias in a substantial number of cases. Independence, meanwhile, concerns the insulation of tribunal members from outside influence, something to be judged by reference to security of […] Read more

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One of the more interesting political stories in Québec at the moment involves the new environment minister, Daniel Breton and the Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnement. On a visit to the BAPE’s offices in October, Breton allegedly told members of the BAPE that he would telephone the chairperson whenever the BAPE made a recommendation he […] Read more