Two Important Cases for Regulatory Bodies on the Ontario Human Rights Code

WeirFoulds LLP | OCTOBER 1, 2015

Two Important Cases for Regulatory Bodies on the Ontario Human Rights Code

The recent Divisional Court decision of Ontario (Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services) v. De Lottinville considered the authority of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario ("Tribunal") to dismiss a human rights application where the applicant has also brought a complaint, arising out of the same facts, to a professional regulatory body. In De Lottinville, the Divisional Court heard together two applications for judicial review, one from a police officer and the other from a doctor, in a "test case" representing an important development in the Tribunal's jurisprudence.

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