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Posts from December 2019.

What is undoubtedly an early holiday gift for administrative law practitioners, the Supreme Court of Canada has revealed a new framework for dealing with the standard of review in administrative law cases. The court has overruled previously standing precedence across the country in order to bring greater cohesion to this area of law by enshrining a reasonableness test ...

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On December 16, 2019, the long awaited Environmental Assessment Act, R.S.B.C. 2018, c. 51 (the “New BCEAA”) will come into force. Despite having received royal assent on November 27, 2018, the New BCEAA was not brought into force for over a year largely due to the need for further development of policies and regulations to support it. While questions remain about ...

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