Hearings Before Administrative Tribunals, Fifth Edition
ISBN/ISSN/Product Number: 978-0-7798-7305-0
Product Type: Book
Number of Pages: Approximately 950 pages
Number of Volumes: 1 volume bound
Binding: softcover
Publication Date: 2016-07-28
Publisher: Carswell
Price: $295.00

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The fifth edition of this handy reference provides the reader with a practical grasp of the essential principles of this discipline. This edition is expanded beyond the basic hearing that was addressed in the first edition to include discussions of the most important and pressing aspects of administrative law. The text provides a sound legal background for each topic and addresses practical problems that arise in day-to-day operations. The reader will find sufficient information to acquire a good grasp of those principles of administrative law that are of most importance not only to lawyers, but to agency members and staff, government decision-makers and students. Specific topics addressed include: Grant and subdelegation of authority • Discretion • Practice hints in dealing with agency guidelines for agencies and practitioners • Powers of an agency to control its own procedure • Conduct of a hearing • Agency decisions and reasons • Reasonable or legitimate expectations. The text also contains a topical reference to the five-volume looseleaf, Practice and Procedure Before Administrative Tribunals, from which this work is derived.
About the Author
James L.H. Sprague has served as counsel with the federal Department of Justice, the Standing Joint Committee of the Senate and House of Commons for the Scrutiny of Regulations, the Commissioner of Canada Elections, and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. His most recent appointment was as Senior General Counsel with Elections Canada where he headed its Legal Services and its Legislative Policy and Analysis Directorates. He has also held various agency appointments with Ontario provincial agencies. He is the author of a number of texts on Canadian administrative law: Macaulay and Sprague's Practice and Procedure Before Administrative Tribunals, The Annotated British Columbia Administrative Tribunals Act, and Hearings Before Administrative Tribunals. A former member of the editorial board of the Canadian Journal of Administrative Law and Practice, former editor of the bi-monthly Administrative Agency Practice, he is a frequent contributor of articles and commentaries on administrative law topics in various legal journals, and was a founding director of the Council of Canadian Administrative Tribunals. A frequent speaker on administrative law topics he has participated in seminars and conferences at the federal and provincial level before many varied government departments and agencies. Mr. Sprague was a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal for his contribution to Canadian administrative law.
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