ractice and Procedure Before Administrative Tribunals
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Practice and Procedure Before Administrative Tribunals
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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.

Lorne Sossin, B.A. (McGill), M.A. (Exeter), Ph.D. (Toronto), LL.B. (Osgoode), LL.M., J.S.D (Columbia), of the Bar of Ontario, is a Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University and served as Dean (2010-2018). He is the Director of the Osgoode LL.M. Program in Administrative Law. Prior to joining Osgoode in 2010, Professor Sossin was a Professor with the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto (2002-2010). He is a former Associate Dean of the University of Toronto (2004-2007) and served as the inaugural Director of the Centre for the Legal Profession (2008-2010). His teaching interests span administrative and constitutional law, the regulation of professions, civil litigation, public policy, and the judicial process.

Professor Sossin was a law clerk to former Chief Justice Antonio Lamer of the Supreme Court of Canada, a former Associate in Law at Columbia Law School, and a former litigation lawyer with the firm of Borden & Elliot (now Borden Ladner Gervais). He holds doctorates from the University of Toronto in Political Science and from Columbia University in Law.

In addition to Practice and Procedure Before Administrative Tribunals, Professor Sossin has published numerous books, journal articles, reviews and essays, including Administrative Law in Practice: Principles and Advocacy (Toronto: Emond Montgomery, 2018) (with Emily Lawrence); Administrative Law in Context 3rd ed. (Toronto: Emond Montgomery, 2018) (co-edited with Colleen Flood); Middle Income Access to Justice (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012) (co-edited with Tony Duggan and Michael Trebilcock); Boundaries of Judicial Review: The Law of Justiciability in Canada 2md ed. (Toronto: Carswell, 2012); The Future of Judicial Independence (Toronto: Irwin, 2010) (co-edited with Adam Dodek); Civil Litigation (Toronto: Irwin 2010) (co-authored with Janet Walker); and Parliamentary Democracy in Crisis (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009) (co-edited with Peter Russell). Professor Sossin is also the recipient of the 2012 David Mundell Medal for excellence in Legal Writing.

Professor Sossin served as Research Director for the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Task Force on the Independence of the Bar, and has written commissioned papers for the Gomery Inquiry, the Ipperwash Inquiry, the Goudge Inquiry, the Canadian Judicial Council, the Privy Council Office of Canada, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, the Ontario Energy Board, the Ontario Integrity Commissioner, and the City of Toronto, among others. He serves or has served on the Boards of the Osgoode Society, the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice, the National Judicial Institute, Pro Bono Law Ontario, and the Law Commission of Ontario. He serves as the Vice Chair of the Ontario Health Professions Appeal and Review Board and Health Services Appeal and Review Board. Professor Sossin served as Integrity Commissioner for the City of Toronto in 2008-2009, and is currently the Open Meeting Investigator for the City of Toronto.