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Practice and Procedure Before Administrative Tribunals (print + ProView)
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This unique six-volume guide on administrative agencies and how they operate provides in-depth analysis of substantive legal issues and practical guidance on how to do the myriad tasks involved in modern administrative decision-making and agency operation. Among the topics covered (many of which cannot be found elsewhere) are • history of principles of administrative law • interrelationship of governments and tribunals • jurisdiction - over own procedure, Charter claims • pre-hearing conference • conduct of hearings - right to counsel, notice, disclosure, adjournments, subpoenas, role of staff, evidence, expert witnesses, right to interpretation, views, official and judicial notice, right to cross-examination, and much more • case preparation • operation of precedent and guideline in decision-making • contempt powers • alternative dispute resolution • specialized areas of practice such as the office of the Ombudsman, labour arbitrations and self-governing bodies.


The work is supplemented by useful precedents and checklists, and applicable legislation, including Judicial Review Procedure Act (B.C. and Ont.), Administrative Procedures Act (Alta.), Federal Court ActStatutory Powers Procedure Act (Ont.), Courts of Justice Act and the British Columbia Administrative Tribunals Act.


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About the Author
James L.H. Sprague has served as counsel with the federal Department of Justice, the Standing Joint Committee of the Senate and House of Commons for the Scrutiny of Regulations, the Commissioner of Canada Elections, and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. His most recent appointment was as Senior General Counsel with Elections Canada where he headed its Legal Services and its Legislative Policy and Analysis Directorates. He has also held various agency appointments with Ontario provincial agencies. He is the author of a number of texts on Canadian administrative law: Macaulay and Sprague's Practice and Procedure Before Administrative Tribunals, The Annotated British Columbia Administrative Tribunals Act, and Hearings Before Administrative Tribunals. A former member of the editorial board of the Canadian Journal of Administrative Law and Practice, former editor of the bi-monthly Administrative Agency Practice, he is a frequent contributor of articles and commentaries on administrative law topics in various legal journals, and was a founding director of the Council of Canadian Administrative Tribunals. A frequent speaker on administrative law topics he has participated in seminars and conferences at the federal and provincial level before many varied government departments and agencies. Mr. Sprague was a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal for his contribution to Canadian administrative law.
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