The Goal of Administrative Justice System Reform
The goal is to have a System comprised of Adjudicative Tribunals that are:
Expert, optimally competent and implicitly independent;
Admired on all sides for the impartiality and quality of their decisions;
Respected for the fairness, fitness, proportionality, and timeliness of their process.
Originally launched in March 2013 in alignment with the publication of Ellis’s book, Unjust by Design, and redesigned and refreshed in 2019, this website’s aim is to foster discussion and provoke action concerning the issues in Canada’s administrative justice systems – the issues which Unjust by Design addresses, of course, but also generally.
Anyone with a stake or interest in the administrative justice system or in any of its adjudicative tribunals is welcome to participate. Just click on the “Comment” button at the end of each posted article.
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HERE ARE THE KEYNOTE FEATURES OF THE MODEL ACT AS REVISED AND EXPANDED IN THE “FINAL VARIANT” . [The keynote features that are new in the Final Variant are identified by bolded script.]
You can view the Model Act here.
The Model Act is intended to be the mainstay of an administrative …
Experience in recent years has reminded us of the fragility of justice in administrative justice systems when they find themselves in the hands of governments that see adjudicative tribunals as vessels of partisan power and patronage opportunities. That experience has again demonstrated the need for foundational, quasi-constitutional legislation that excludes …
Kathy Laird is one of Ontario’s most knowledgeable administrative justice system experts. Over the course of an outstanding career she has served in that system in a range of important roles – as an appointed adjudicator at several of the system’s tribunals, as counsel to the Chair of the Human …
Tribunal Watch Ontario is working with the University of Waterloo in conducting a survey of advocates with significant experience dealing with one or more of Ontario’s adjudicative tribunals on behalf of clients during the period March 31, 2019 to March 31, 2021.
If you are such an advocate, they would like …
Here is the final post in this trailer-park series account of the Ford administration’s undoing of the rule of law in Ontario’s tribunal justice system.
This is Section ‘D’ of the Bill of Particulars, the Section that details the trailer-park damage inflicted by the Ford administration on the targeted tribunals’ impartiality credential which in the author’s view clearly warrants the conclusion that Ford also abandoned the tribunals’ impartiality credentials.