Administrative Law

Overview

Shortlisted for the 2003 Walter Owen Book Prize

Administrative law probably touches each of us as citizens in more ways than any other area of law. It is the body of law that ensures that governments (and government officials) deal with us in a manner that is both lawful and fair. It governs the myriad of relationships that we, as citizens, have with our governments at every turn, from our dealings with Revenue Canada, to the application for a municipal building permit. David Mullan is one of Canada's leading scholars in the area of administrative law. His book not only provides a clear overview and analysis of this important field, it also explores the complex issues involved in balancing effective and efficient government with the protection of individual interests and concerns.

Table of Contents

Preface

Part One: Background
Chapter 1: The Reach of Administrative Law
Chapter 2: Constitutional Foundations

Part Two: Substantive Review
Chapter 3: Jurisdiction
Chapter 4: Jurisdictional Wranglings
Chapter 5: Error of Law and Error of Fact Review
Chapter 6: Abuse of Discretion
Chapter 7: Delegated Legislation

Part Three: Procedural Fairness
Chapter 8: The Reach of Procedural Fairness Rights
Chapter 9: Legitimate Expectation
Chapter 10: Procedural Protections under the Charter and the Various Bills of Rights
Chapter 11: Statutory Procedural Codes
Chapter 12: Consequences of a Denial of Procedural Rights
Chapter 13: Audi Alteram Partem (Hear the Other Side)
Chapter 14: Bias and Lack of Independence
Chapter 15: The Adjectival or Ancillary Powers of Administrative Tribunals

Part Four: Remedies
Chapter 16: General
Chapter 17: Statutory Reform
Chapter 18: Standing
Chapter 19: Other Methods of Judicial Scrutiny of Administrative Action
Chapter 20: Limits on Review
Chapter 21: Money Remedies
Chapter 22: The Omdusman

Part Five: Administrative Law in the Twenty-First Century
Chapter 23: The Future

Glossary
Table of Cases
Index
About the Author

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