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SCC announces it is revisiting Dunsmuir; unusual move is ‘catnip for law nerds’

Thursday, May 10, 2018 @ 10:56 AM | By Cristin Schmitz

In a highly unusual move, the Supreme Court of Canada has served notice that it plans to revisit its landmark Dunsmuir judgment on standard of review.

The top court virtually never gives reasons for granting (or denying) applications for leave to appeal but made a historic exception May 10 when it granted leave to appeal in Minister of Citizenship and Immigration v. Alexander Vavilov, and announced it will hear that case together with two other appeals which were also granted leave, Bell Canada, et al. v. Attorney...