Category Archives: Administrative Law

Decision-writing based on submissions from parties

Procedural fairness requires an impartial decision-maker, but that partiality may come into question where a decision-maker heavily incorporates one party’s submissions into reasons for judgment. The Supreme Court of Canada examined the question of when one should infer a lack…

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Conduct unbecoming of a professional: threats of frivolous reports

The “private” or “personal” conduct of professionals can still be “unprofessional conduct” involving significant consequences. A reminder of this principle arises from the recent decision of Erdmann v. Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta, 2013 ABCA 147. Ms. E, a…

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Addressing Disabilities and Accommodations

As most of you will already be aware, on January 16th of this year our firm co-presented a 2 hour webinar with the Victoria-based firm of Lovett & Westmacott in which we addressed how professional regulation interfaces with human rights…

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