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BINDING ARBITRATION - Submission to arbitration - Arbitrators - Powers and duties - Jurisdiction – Appeals - Deference to expertise of arbitrators - Jurisdiction of court to review

Thursday, June 22, 2017 @ 2:51 PM  

Appeal by Teal Cedar Products Ltd. (Teal) from a judgment of the British Columbia Court of Appeal confirming a judgment setting aside the decision of the British Columbia Supreme Court which partially upheld an arbitrator’s decision. The province of British Columbia and Teal were unable to settle how much compensation the province owed to Teal for reducing the latter’s access to certain improvements on Crown land which it used to harvest timber. Consequently, their dispute was submitted to arbitration as required by the Forestry Revitalization Act...