Administrative Law Conference 2018


Course Date: November 26, 2018

Total: 5h 19min

Welcome and Introduction

Frank A.V. Falzon, QC — Frank A.V. Falzon Law Corporation, Victoria
Elena F. Miller
 — BC Labour Relations Board, Vancouver

Opening Address

The Right Honourable Richard Wagner, PC — Chief Justice of Canada, Supreme Court of Canada, Ottawa

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

  • a line in the sand—the reach of administrative law principles and remedies
    • church and state: Highwood Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses (Judicial Committee) v. Wall
    • the immunity of legislatures: Mikisew Cree First Nation v. Canada (Attorney General)
  • standard of review resurgent!
    • judicial review of subordinate legislation: is Dunsmuir relevant? West Fraser Mills Ltd. v. British Columbia (Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal)
    • more lessons on conducting review of decisions implicating Charter rights and freedoms: Law Society of British Columbia v. Trinity Western University and Trinity Western University v. Law Society of Upper Canada
    • merits review of regulatory and departmental decision-making: Groia v. Law Society of Upper Canada and Ewert v. Canada
    • a lifeline for jurisdictional review? or the triumph of deference to human rights tribunal determinations of questions of law? British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal v. Schrenk and Canada (Canadian Human Rights Commission) v. Canada (Attorney General)
    • reasons and reasonableness: Williams Lake Indian Band v. Canada (Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development)
    • what to expect from the trilogy: Canada (Citizenship and Immigration) v. Vavilov; Bell Canada v. Canada (Attorney General); and National Football League v. Canada (Attorney General)
  • standing in regulatory proceedings
    • who can complain? Delta Air Lines v. Lukács
  • the duty to consult: getting the details right: Tseil-Waututh Nation v. Canada (Attorney General)

David J. Mullan — Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Law, Queen’s University, Kingston

Break 

Year in Review: British Columbia Case Law

  • recent developments of interest in BC administrative law jurisprudence
  • topics will cover both substantive and procedural developments, including cases addressing:
    • procedural fairness, abuse of process, mootness/delay, limits of judicial review, standard of review, Charter values, treatment of evidence, judicial reviews of the Civil Resolution Tribunal
  • recent Supreme Court of Canada decisions from the perspective of their implications for BC administrative law

Katie Webber — Ombudsperson Officer, Office of the BC Ombudsperson, Victoria
Karrie A. Wolfe
 — Ministry of Attorney General, Victoria

Networking Lunch (provided) 

Law Firm Regulation in BC 

  • the rationale for law firm regulation
  • implementationwhere does law firm regulation stand
  • what will law firm regulation mean for law firms and lawyers in BC

 Michael Lucas — Director of Policy and Planning, Law Society of BC, Vancouver

Judicial Review and Religious Organizations             

  • public vs. private bodies
  • public vs. private decisions
  • justiciability
  • The Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Alison M. Latimer — Arvay Finlay LLP, Vancouver

Break

Reasons Versus Outcomes on Judicial Review 

The Honourable Mr. Justice David C. Harris — BC Court of Appeal, Vancouver  
Frank A.V. Falzon, QC — Frank A.V. Falzon Law Corporation, Victoria
David J. Mullan — Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Law, Queen’s University, Kingston

Closing Remarks 

Frank A.V. Falzon, QC — Frank A.V. Falzon Law Corporation, Victoria
Elena F. Miller
 — BC Labour Relations Board, Vancouver