Professional Conduct Blog

A failure to cooperate as professional misconduct

By Rachel Nobel Where a licensee does not outright refuse to cooperate with an investigation by their regulatory body, but nevertheless fails to provide the requested information or assistance, this may lead to regulatory action being taken against the licensee…

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Judicial reviews of decisions that matters go to discipline hearing

In theory, any administrative decision may be analyzed for reasonableness. For example, a professional may assert that a regulatory authority’s decision to issue a citation is unreasonable, e.g., because it considered irrelevant matters (as asserted, for example, in Default v. B.C.…

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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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