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Administrative Law

Administrative Law

By David Mullan


Administrative law probably touches 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 citizens in a manner that is both lawful and fair. It governs the myriad of relationships that citizens have with their governments at every turn, from 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.


Part One: Background

The research of administrative law
Constitutional foundations

Part Two: Substantive Review

Jurisdictional wranglings
Error of law and error of fact review
Abuse of discretion
Delegated legislation

Part Three: Procedural Fairness

The reach of procedural fairness rights
Legitimate expectation
Procedural protections under the Charter and the various Bills of Rights
Statutory procedural codes
Consequences of a denial of procedural rights
Audi alteram partem (hear the other side)
Bias and lack of independence
The adjectival or ancillary powers of administrative tribunals

Part Four: Remedies

Statutory reform
Other methods of judicial scrutiny of  administrative action
Limits on review
Money remedies
The Ombudsman

Part Five: Administrative Law in the Twenty-First Century

The future

Glossary/ Table of Cases/ Index


Published February 2001
Publisher Irwin Law (Canada)
ISBN 9781552210093
Australian RRP $60.00
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