Language Politics and Administrative Law
If you walk through the city centre streets of Montreal, you could well be walking along any street in North America, such is the predominance of big-name brands. This has long been a bone of contention for Quebeckers. Protest marches are not uncommon. Symbolically, the issue is of great importance, all the more so given […] Read more
Procedural fairness for competitors to licence applicants?
The Manitoba Court of Appeal, in London Limos v. Unicity Taxi Ltd., 2012 MBCA 75, recently discussed whether market participants in regulated industries have any procedural rights when new companies apply to enter the market. The answer in this case was some, but not many. London Limos applied to the provincial Taxicab Board for licences […] Read more
Some Recent Decisions on Regulators’ Investigative Powers
A helpful way to keep up with recent legal developments in Canada is to follow the output of the country’s leading law firms.From Fraser Milner Casgrain comes a nice note on a decision of the British Columbia Court of Appeal involving an investigation by the tax authorities. As the Court explained in R. v. He, […] Read more