Roundtable on Dunsmuir

June 4, 2008

University of Toronto Faculty of Law

On June 4, 2008, a Roundtable was held at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto on the Dunsmuir v. New Brunswick decision from the Supreme Court of Canada (handed down in March of 2008).  The aim of the Roundtable was to explore the implications of this for the development of Administrative Law, and in particular the Court's wide-ranging discussion of the standard of judicial review of administrative action, deference, and the applicability of procedural fairness to public office holders.

We have prepared a summary of the themes, ideas and arguments raised during the Roundtable in the hopes that it will serve as a catalyst for further discussion and debate.

Dunsmuir decision

Subsequent case law

Below are several representative appelate cases that wrestle with the various implications of Dunsmuir.

Early discussion of Dunsmuir

Material for roundtable presentations