Panel 1 | The Vavilov Framework (00:58:14)

Panel One | The Vavilov Framework
Friday, May 29, 2020  Ι 11:40 am – 12:30 pm

Accreditation: Accredited in provinces where CLE requirements for lawyers are mandatory (55 min).
Formation dont l’admissibilité a été confirmée par le Barreau du Québec aux fins de la formation continue obligatoire, pour une durée de 55 min.

In Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) v. Vavilov, 2019 SCC 65, the Supreme Court of Canada developed a new framework for judicial review of administrative action, focusing on two issues: selecting the standard of review and applying the reasonableness standard. Institutional design choice is central to Vavilov: where the legislature creates an appeal or legislates a standard of review, courts are required to respect the relevant legislative intent. Other issues raised by Vavilov are also relevant to this work, including the downgrading of administrative expertise and the guidance to courts and administrative decision-makers on statutory interpretation.


  • Professor Paul Daly, Chair in Administrative Law and Governance, University of Ottawa

Online Program | National Roundtable on Administrative Law (2020 Edition): Towards a Unified Theory of Administrative Law?