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October 07, 2023
Political patronage, Ontario adjudicative tribunal system

The recent controversy about the Ontario government’s revival of the King’s counsel (KC) honorific is a stark reminder that political patronage is alive and well in Ontario. The KC designation was bestowed on Conservative Party contributors, and all current Conservative Party members of the provincial legislature who are lawyers. The honorific was also bestowed on […]

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June 21, 2023
Tribunal Watch Ontario Commentary on McAnsh v Ontario

A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, McAnsh v Ontario, 2023 ONSC 3537 has found that governments are free to make decisions about whether an adjudicator appointed to an adjudicative tribunal should be reappointed based entirely on political motives. This disturbing outcome arises from a proposed class proceeding. The putative members of […]