2014: Recent Developments in Administrative Law

Mr. Justice Stratas of the Federal Court of Appeal recently described administrative law as
a machine that
… has many moving parts, the interrelationship of which often is not understood….

And the role of courts in administrative law as
… mediat[ing] the clashes by applying doctrines founded upon decades of well-considered solutions to practical problems – a mountain of decided cases…

The many moving parts of administrative law—which are often misunderstood and which are founded on decades of decided cases—explains why there is never a shortage of material
for these annual recent development papers. And this year, the judicial administrative law machines have been busy.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. INTRODUCTION

II. STANDARDS OF REVIEW

III. NATURAL JUSTICE AND PROCEDURAL FAIRNESS

IV. STANDING

V. MULTIPLE FORUMS

VI. CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUES IN ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

VII. A MISCELLANY OF OTHER DEVELOPMENTS

VIII. CONCLUSION

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