Call for Nominations
The National Administrative Law Section is seeking nominations for a Secretary and up to 10 Executive Members for the term September 1, 2013 to August 31, 2014.
For further details, please see the full Call for Nominations.
Courting Independence: Tribunal Governance, Independence and Accountability in Canada
Friday, May 31, 2013 — 2:30 - 4:30 p.m., followed by reception
Ontario Bar Association, Toronto
Details and registration (webcast option available)
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NATIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE LAW, LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW CONFERENCE
November 29-30, 2013
Westin Hotel, Ottawa, Ontario
Mark your calendars now for the 14th annual Administrative Law, Labour and Employment Law conference taking place at the Westin Hotel in Ottawa on November 29 and 30, 2013.
Fine-tuning of accountability urged
The CBA's National Administrative Law Section has made recommendations to fine-tune the accountability of current and former public office holders under the Conflict of Interest Act, including politicians, senior public servants, and order in council appointees. The CBA also recommends that other officials not currently required to report, such as the governor of the Bank of Canada, be added to those already subject to oversight by the Ethics Commissioner.
Guy Giorno, executive member of the CBA’s National Administrative Law Section and chair of the CBA’s Lobbying and Ethics Committee, appeared before the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics on February 25.
Training administrative tribunal members on the Charter
Following a resolution passed at the 2011 Mid-Winter meeting in Charlevoix, the CBA is urging the federal, provincial and territorial governments to develop and implement a mandatory training program for all members of tribunals on the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The objective is for tribunal members with authority to deal with legal questions to gain a practical understanding of the Charter and how it applies to their jurisdiction.
“The Supreme Court of Canada recently held, in R. v. Conway, that every administrative tribunal with authority to deal with questions of law has the jurisdiction to apply the Charter and to issue remedies in accordance with it,” says Mathieu Bouchard, chair of the Administrative Law Section, in his letter to Justice Minister Rob Nicholson.
Read the letter
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Intra Vires (January 2013)
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