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CROWN - Federal parliament - House of Commons - Government boards and commissions - Appeals and judicial review - Jurisdiction to review

Monday, November 27, 2017 @ 8:33 AM  

Preliminary motion by the respondents, the Board of Internal Economy (Board) and the Speaker of the House of Commons, to strike four applications for judicial review. The applications for judicial review were brought by the applicants, all members or former members of Parliament for the New Democratic Party of Canada. The applications challenged decisions of the Board that the applicants had used parliamentary resources and services in contravention of the Board’s bylaws. The respondents took the position that the Federal Court lacked jurisdiction to hear the...