Category Archives: Governance

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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