Saskatchewan (Energy and Resources) v Areva Resources Canada Inc
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
The Thin Line between Law and Discretion
A recurring issue in the law of judicial review is the distinction between law and discretion. Where this matters the most is in substantive review: should a similar standard of reasonableness be applied to questions of law and exercises of discretion? The Supreme Court of Canada has been sceptical of attempts to distinguish between the […] Read more