Don’t Estop me Now (From Applying Correctness): Hebron v University of Saskatchewan, 2015 SKCA 91
Apologies for the title. Mentioning issue estoppel would have caused my page views to crash through the floor, which would have been a pity because there is a recent case that raises an interesting technical point about issue estoppel and standard of review. In British Columbia (Workers’ Compensation Board) v. Figliola, 2011 SCC 52 the […] Read more
Does Penner Overrule Figliola? What’s the Canadian law on Issue Estoppel?
Doubtless you have been waiting with bated breath for my promised discussion of whether the decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Penner v. Niagara (Regional Police Services Board), 2013 SCC 19 is consistent with another recent decision, British Columbia (Workers’ Compensation Board) v. Figliola, 2011 SCC 52. I think it is.In Penner, the […] Read more
Administrative Decision-makers and the Ordinary Courts
What happens when administrative decisions, or decision-making processes, come into contact with the ordinary civil process? I will discuss two important recent Canadian decisions in this post: Penner v. Niagara (Regional Police Services Board), 2013 SCC 19 (Supreme Court of Canada), and Guay c. Gesca ltée, 2013 QCCA 343 (Quebec Court of Appeal). In a […] Read more