Administrative Law

What are administrative tribunals or boards?

Administrative tribunals or boards are specialized agencies established under federal or provincial legislation to implement legislative policy. Administrative tribunals can perform a wide range of functions including research and recommendations; rule making and policy development; grant allocations; standard setting; and adjudication.

What are some examples of provincial tribunals or boards?

  • Automobile Injury Compensation Appeal Commission.
  • Child Abuse Registry Review Committee.
  • A Clean Environment Commission.
  • Land Value Appraisal Commission.
  • Law Enforcement Review Board.
  • Liquor Licensing Board.
  • Manitoba Civil Service Commission.
  • Manitoba Human Rights Commission.
  • Manitoba Labour Board.
  • The Manitoba Securities Commission.
  • The Manitoba Review Board (Criminal Code).
  • Mental Health Review Board.
  • The Municipal Board.
  • The Public Utilities Board.
  • Social Services Advisory Committee.
  • Workers Compensation Board Appeal Commission.

What are some examples, of federal tribunals or boards?

  • The Canada Labour Relations Board.
  • Canadian Human Rights commission.
  • Canada Pension Plan Review Tribunal and Pension Appeals Board.
  • The Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunication Commission.
  • Canadian Transport Commission.
  • The Copy Right Board.The Immigration and Refugee Board (Refugee Division and Appeal Division).
  • The National Energy Board.
  • The Parole Board.
  • The Public Service Commission Appeal Board.
  • Public Services Staff Relations Board.

What is the difference between and administrative tribunal or board and a court?

Administrative tribun’als or boards determine statutory rights and resolve disputes between parties impartially and independently from government. Administrative tribunals or boards provide a valuable alternative to the courts, resolving disputes in a manner that is traditionally less formal; more efficient and timely; and brings a specialized expertise for decision making.

What can a lawyer do to assist?

A lawyer may be of assistance to you in presenting to an administrative tribunal or board by taking the following steps: conducting an initial interview of the client and all witnesses; accessing and reviewing the file; researching the applicable legislation, policy and procedure manual of the administrative tribunal or board; developing a case plan; retaining expert witnesses, if necessary; preparing for the administrative tribunal or board hearing; and attending the hearing.

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