Professional Conduct Blog

2020 professional regulation round-up

Here is a quick recap of some significant developments in professional regulation in 2020. 1. One year of Vavilov In December 2019, the Supreme Court of Canada revised how courts (at least) must engage in judicial reviews: Canada (Minister of Citizenship…

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Freedom of religion and COVID restrictions

The B.C. Supreme Court examined the constitutionality of COVID-related restrictions against religious gatherings, imposed by the provincial health officer under the Provincial Health Act, in Beaudoin v British Columbia, 2021 BCSC 512. On November 19, 2020, in response to the spread of…

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Inquiry committees and procedural fairness

When a regulatory authority withdraws a proposed consent agreement and refers a complaint matter for a discipline hearing, the registrant may attempt to challenge the decision on procedural fairness grounds. But as recently reviewed by the Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s…

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