Administrative Law Conference 2017

Course Date: November 15, 2017

Course Agenda ▼

Welcome and Introduction 

Elena F. Miller — BC Labour Relations Board, Vancouver

Opening Address 

The Honourable Madam Justice Andromache Karakatsanis — Supreme Court of Canada, Ottawa 

Year in Review: Administrative Law in the Supreme Court of Canada

  • federal jurisdiction – constitutional declarations and municipal by-laws: Canadian Transit Company v. Windsor (City)
  • standards of review
  • selection – rights of appeal; questions of central importance: Edmonton (City) v. Edmonton East (Capilano) Shopping Centres Ltd. and Alberta (Information and Privacy Commissioner) v. University of Guelph
  • application: University of Guelph
  • subordinate legislation – reasonableness rampant: Green v. Law Society of Manitoba
  • Charter damages and regulatory bodies: Ernst v. Alberta Energy Regulator

The Honourable John M. Evans — Public Law Counsel, Goldblatt Partners LLP, Toronto


Year in Review: British Columbia Case Law 

  • recent developments of interest in BC administrative law jurisprudence
  • recent Supreme Court of Canada decisions with BC administrative law implications

Alison M. Latimer — Arvay Finlay LLP, Vancouver
Karrie A. Wolfe — Ministry of Justice, Victoria

Under the Covers  

  • claims and activities that the LSBC insurance program compulsory policy covers
  • risks the compulsory policy doesn’t cover, such as trust shortages caused by fraudsters and thieves
  • commercial liability insurance products that help protect you from those risks

Coran Cooper-Stephenson — Claims Counsel, Lawyers Insurance Fund
Maryanne Prohl —
Claims Counsel, Lawyers Insurance Fund


Recent Developments in Procedural Fairness

Ryan D. W. Dalziel — Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, Vancouver

Remedial Discretion in Judicial Review — An Overview 

  • timeliness of judicial review, including prematurity and adequate alternative remedies
  • conduct of the applicant
  • balance of convenience
  • powers of the court on a successful judicial review application

Dr. Gerald Heckman — Associate Professor, Robson Hall, Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg  


Issues in Statutory Interpretation — A Fireside Chat

The Honourable John M. Evans — Public Law Counsel, Goldblatt Partners LLP, Toronto
The Honourable Mr. Justice Harvey M. Groberman — British Columbia Court of Appeal, Vancouver   

Closing Remarks 

Elena F. Miller — BC Labour Relations Board, Vancouver

Total: 5h 38min