Tag Archives: Administrative tribunals

Different Kind of Grow-Op, Different Practice Area

A recent appeal heard at the Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Appeal tribunal demonstrates the powers these panels have. Tobacco farmer Matthew Sobczyk had appealed the Ontario Flue-Cured Tobacco Growers’ Marketing Boards decision to deny his 2014 application for a licence to produce tobacco, and retain the proceeds from the sale of seized tobacco. The […]

Legal Word of the Day: ‘Ombudsman’

“Ombudsman”: — A government appointee who represents the interests of the public by investigating complaints about the way the government and public servants carry out their duties. Ombudsmen are “government watchdogs.” They get involved when other administrative options to resolve a complaint about government, agencies, boards or tribunals have been exhausted. An ombudsman is usually […]

Do I Need a Paralegal?

Faced with a potential legal issue, more and more Ontarians are hearing: “Call a paralegal.” But what is a paralegal, anyway, and why should you contact one? Paralegals are the newest members of Ontario’s legal services community. Ontario’s 7,500 or so paralegals are licensed and regulated by the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) – […]

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