Author: David Phillip Jones QC
Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) v Vavilov, 2019 SCC 65, is the sixth attempt in 50 years by the Supreme Court of Canada to grapple with standards of review. This paper concentrates on the important highlights and take-aways from Vavilov. It will also identify areas which Vavilov does not deal with, or which bear watching for further developments.
This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Administrative Law Update program in Calgary on April 5, 2022 and in Edmonton on April 6, 2022.