To further the discussion on the best way of providing administrative justice and rectifying the current problems, Tribunal Watch Ontario is assembling a wide variety of publications on the issue. Tribunal Watch Ontario does not necessarily endorse the opinions or recommendations reflected in these writings.

Tribunal Watch in the Media

Justice delayed: The decline of the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal under the Ford government, Globe and Mail, January 30, 2021

Has the Ford Government cancelled 2021 for Ontario’s most vulnerable residents? Toronto Star, December 29, 2020

Doug Ford and Bonnie Lysyk team up to go after some of Ontario’s most vulnerable, Toronto Star, December 9, 2020

Politicization of senior appointments alarms Tribunal Watch Ontario, Lawyers Daily, November 20, 2020

Ford Government’s changes undermine Ontario human rights tribunal’s independence: expert, The Canadian Press, August 27, 2020

Tribunal Watch Ontario concerned over shortage of adjudicators, Lawyers Daily, June 19, 2020

Martin Regg Cohn: Doug Ford says he wants to fight racial injustice. So why is he undermining tribunals that help do just that?, Toronto Star, June 11, 2020

New Executive Chair Appointed to Tribunals Ontario, Tribunals Ontario Media Release, June 5, 2020

Tribunal Watch Ontario: New Sheriff in Town, Ron Ellis, May 25, 2020

Tribunal system ‘in crisis,’ group says. Law Times, May 20, 2020

Democracy Watch Application

Democracy Watch Starts Legal Fight with Doug Ford over Appointments to Tribunals, Toronto Star, July 16, 2020

News Release: Democracy Watch files lawsuit against Ontario government’s new illegal, unconstitutional administrative tribunal appointment system, Democracy Watch, July 16, 2020

Notice of Application, Democracy Watch, July 8, 2020

Landlord and Tenant Board

Landlord and Tenant Board Adjudicator issues Interim Order that favours Landlord despite potential conflict of interest, Toronto Star, December 4, 2020

Ontario Legal Clinics Concerns: Landlord and Tenant Board’s Operations During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Ontario Legal Clinics, October 13, 2020

Ontario Ombudsman to investigate delays at Landlord and Tenant Board, Ombudsman Ontario, January 9, 2020

Delays at Ontario Landlord and Tenant Board prompt Ombudsman investigation,, January 9, 2020


SOAR commentary on the new Agencies and Appointments Directive, SOAR, December 2019

Agencies and Appointments Directive, November 2019

Statement of Principles for the Appointment of Adjudicative Tribunal Members, SOAR, August 7, 2018

Report on Findings Based on Comparative Study of Reappointments and Term Limits Across Canadian Jurisdictions, SOAR, December 10, 2015


Future of Administrative Justice. Lorne Sossin, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2008