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SCC’s new split on standards of review reignites administrative law debate

Thursday, July 27, 2017 @ 6:06 PM | By Cristin Schmitz

Heaping fuel on a long-simmering administrative law debate, the Supreme Court has divided over standards of review and questions of jurisdiction, arbitrability and standing raised by its judgment that deems reasonable an arbitrator’s refusal to hear a Quebec radiologist’s complaint that his lab did not get enough special government compensation for updating its imaging equipment.

Paul Daly, University of CambridgeReversing the Quebec courts below on July 27, the top court split 6-1 to restore a 2013 arbitration ruling to the effect that Dr. Roland Guérin (on...