Costs Orders in Professional Regulation: Navigating the Latest Developments

On March 30, 2023, the Supreme Court of Canada denied application for leave to appeal of two decisions of the Alberta Court of Appeal where the Court addressed a regulator’s authority to order costs: Tan v. Alberta Veterinary Medical Association and Jinnah v. Alberta Dental Association and College.

Now that the Supreme Court of Canada has denied the application for leave to appeal, professional regulatory organizations are considering how to navigate issues concerning costs. Join Katrina Haymond, KC and Caitlyn Field on April 11 for a complimentary webinar that will address some ofthese concerns. 

The Law of Regulatory Investigations in Canada

Field Law’s Professional Regulatory Group is pleased to announce the publication of a new book, “The Law of Regulatory Investigations in Canada” by James Casey, KC, Jason Kully, and Michelle Casey. 

Most administrative law texts focus on the adjudicative or hearing phase of regulatory processes. However, regulatory investigations are a much more prominent part of the overall regulatory machinery and give rise to complex and important legal issues. This book focuses on regulatory investigations and the legal issues that arise during that part of the regulatory process.

2022 Community Fund Program

Over the last ten years the Program has awarded funds to support 128 individuals, organizations and charitable initiatives throughout Alberta and the Northwest Territories. With $75,000 awarded in 2022, we are excited to have donated $760,000 in support of these local projects to date. Thank you for helping to make a difference in your community by submitting your pay-it-forward Ideas.

Supporting our community has never been more important, and this year 130 amazing applications were submitted. Over 28,000 votes were cast, three judging panels met, and we now have our winners!