Administrative Law-South 

Sep. 14, 2018
Calgary Online

Notice of Meeting - Administrative Law Section (South)  

September 14, 2018 @ 12:00 Noon 

Canadian Bar Association
710, 777 - 8 Avenue SW
Calgary AB


The Honourable Mr. Justice David W. Stratas, J.A. - Federal Court of Appeal

"Revisting Dunsmuir" 

The Supreme Court of Canada will reconsider Dunsmuir in a trilogy of appeals tentatively fixed for hearing on December 4, 2018. In granting leave to appeal in Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) v. Alexander Vavilov (37748), the Supreme Court held:

The appeal will be heard with Bell Canada, et al. v. Attorney General of Canada (37896), and with National Football League, et al. v. Attorney General of Canada (37897). The Court is of the view that these appeals provide an opportunity to consider the nature and scope of judicial review of administrative action, as addressed in Dunsmuir v. New Brunswick, [2008] 1 S.C.R. 190, 2008 SCC 9, and subsequent cases. To that end, the appellant and respondent are invited to devote a substantial part of their written and oral submissions on the appeal to the question of standard of review, and shall be allowed to file and serve a factum on appeal of at most 45 pages.

The rule of law requires doctrinal consistency in the Canadian law of judicial review. Join Justice Stratas of the Federal Court of Appeal, who authored the majority reasons in Vavilov, in a discussion of standard of review: where it came from, where it is now, and where it should be.

Cost: Full Section Members - No charge 
Materials Only & Non-Section Members* - $25.00
(Includes GST. R#100760487) Payment can be made by cheque, Visa or Mastercard. 

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*Materials only or non-section members who confirm and do not attend will still be charged the fee. Section memberships are individual memberships and are not transferable nor are substitutions permitted at meetings.  You must be a current National CBA member in order to attend.


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