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  • Upcoming Talks

    Following in my co-blogger Leonid Sirota’s footsteps, I am posting a list of the talks I am giving across Canada this fall. My list is much shorter than Leonid’s, but if you are at any of these events, please feel free to come say hello. As Leonid says, it is always great to meet readers of the blog … Read more »

  • Ignoring Legislative Intent: Deference in Quebec and s.96

    The constitutionality of a regime of deference is not something much explored in the wider context of Canadian administrative law. But in Quebec, the question is a live one because of particular statutory and judicial arrangements. The Quebec Court of Appeal just released a case [the Reference] that … Read more »

  • The Rule of Law All the Way Up

    LexisNexis Canada recently published (if I understand correctly, as a standalone book as well as a dedicated issue of the Supreme Court Law Review (2d)) Attacks on the Rule of Law from Within, a collection of essays co-edited by my friends Joanna Baron and Maxime St-Hilaire. The publisher’s blurb gi … Read more »

  • CARL v Canada, 2019 FC 1126: Administrative Delegation and Guidelines

    How far can an administrative agency go before it fetters its decision-making discretion? This is an important practical question. On one hand, the Federal Court of Appeal has recognized that agencies can issue guidelines—even in absence of any legislative authorization to do so (Thamotharem, at par … Read more »

  • Upcoming Canadian Talks

    In a couple of weeks, I will be hopping on to a 13-hour transpacific flight and heading to Canada to give a series of talks. Here are the dates and topics. I don’t have all the details about the exact time and location yet, so if you are based at or near one of the host institutions, keep an eye out … Read more »