Category Archives: Governance

2015 professional regulation roundup

Human rights: In October 2015, the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal found discriminatory conduct by the B.C. Veterinary Medical Association (the “BCVMA”), which is now the College of Veterinarians of B.C. (the “College”). The tribunal held that the BCVMA discriminated against…

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Sobeys West: When professional regulatory bylaws are “unreasonable”

The BC Supreme Court has decided that the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia exceeded its bylaw-making power by unreasonably prohibiting pharmacists from participating in programs that provide incentives for patients to fill prescriptions at their pharmacies, in Sobeys West…

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2013 professional regulatory round-up

Here are some key Canadian cases and trends from 2013  relating to professional regulation. 1. Adequacy of reasons: In 2013, courts continued to look at how decision-makers must show in their written reasons that they remain impartial, and have grappled…

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Disclosing or withholding records of in camera meetings

Regulatory bodies may, despite a FIPPA request, refuse to disclose records that would reveal the substance of deliberations at an in camera meeting of a board or committee, but only where those records would reveal the substance of in camera…

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