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Canada’s Bipolar Administrative Law: Time for Fusion

Abstract Canadian judicial review of administrative action is structured around two poles: substantive review and procedural review. On matters of substance, the administrative decision maker is generally accorded deference by the reviewing court. On matters of procedural fairness, the court accords no deference, and determines the “correct” process. The author argues that this distinction is […] Lire la suite

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Paul Daly, nouveau chercheur au CRDP

Le CRDP est fier d’annoncer que Paul Daly, professeur à la Faculté de droit de l’Université de Montréal, a été admis comme nouveau chercheur régulier lors de l’Assemblée des chercheurs du CRDP du 22 octobre dernier. Docteur de l’Université Cambridge (R.-U.), Paul Daly est un spécialiste de droit administratif et droit constitutionnel. Il est l’auteur de nombreuses publications dans […] Lire la suite

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Judicial Deference to Administrative Tribunals in Canada: Its History and Future

Résumé (en anglais seulement) Is the decision of an administrative tribunal owed deference on the review standard of “reasonableness”? What constitutes an “unreasonable” interpretation of the law? What is the proper application of the deferential standard of review? In short – and based on the ongoing evolution of the deference doctrine – when is it […] Lire la suite

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Prescribing Greater Protection for Rights: Administrative Law and Section 1 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Résumé (seulement en anglais) Canadian courts have struggled to interpret the “prescribed by law” requirement contained in section 1 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Indeed, they have frustrated the achievement of its three functions: furthering the rule of law; heightening accountability; and providing additional protection for the individual. The flawed analytical framework set […] Lire la suite