Administrative Law Matters

Commentary on developments in administrative law, particularly judicial review of administrative action by common law courts.


Broad Regulations on Narrow Statutory Bases: The First Nations Election Cancellation and Postponement Regulations (Prevention of Diseases) SOR/2020-84

One of the questions from the audience at last week’s Centre for Constitutional Studies Webinar on Emergency Powers and Legal Principle (accessible free of charge here) was about the legality of the First Nations Election Cancellation and Postponement Regulations (Prevention of Diseases), SOR/2020-84. Articles 2, 3 and 4 of the Regulations provide in respect of […] Read more


Doré and Vavilov, A Surreply

Mark Mancini has posted a reply to my response to the paper in which he argues that Doré and Vavilov cannot be or are difficult to reconciled. I suppose this, then, is a surreply (civil procedure mavens should feel free to correct my terminology and hyphenation). I think Mancini shifts the goalposts in his reply […] Read more


Some Upcoming Webinars

Readers may be interested in some upcoming webinars which are open to the general public. First, on May 20 at 2pm EST, I will be speaking (with Professor David Dyzenhaus) on a Centre for Constitutional Studies panel, “COVID-19: Emergency Powers and Legal Principle“. This webinar is free. On May 25 and May 26, 12pm EST, […] Read more