Tribunals and Board

  • Other Tribunal and Boards

  • In addition to other Board and Tribunals we are also experts in: 


  • Financial Services Commission of Ontario

  • Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario

  • Ontario Parole Board


Financial Services Commission of Ontario; 

The fundamentals of preparation for a hearing before an administrative tribunal do not differ in any great degree from those for a civil action. Our team know how to develop and maintain a credible theory of the case throughout the hearing or settlement process, prepare and adduce evidence, and prepare to challenge opposing evidence.  All motor vehicle liability (automobile insurance) policies in Ontario must include standard accident benefits. 


The details of accident benefits coverage are set out in the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule, a regulation created under Ontario’s Insurance Act. The SABS is designed to provide certain benefits to people involved in motor vehicle accidents, regardless of whether they are at fault for the accident. These benefits are, therefore, often referred to as “no fault benefits.” The available benefits include things like income-replacement benefits, medical and rehabilitation benefits, and death and funeral benefits. A person claiming benefits under the SABS will be referred as the “insured.”  The Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) is the body responsible for overseeing the application of the Act and its regulations and previously managed the adjudication of first-party disputes. Disputes between an insured and his or her own insurer. As indicated above, all motor vehicle liability policies must include standard accident benefits as specified in the SABS and make optional benefits (outlined in s. 28 of the


Human rights tribunals  


  Human rights legislation protects against discrimination only in specific circumstances. It prevents discrimination in key areas of social interaction, or “social areas.” These include services, employment, accommodation (housing), contracts, and vocational associations (e.g., unions). Only those matters falling within an enumerated social area are protected. 

For example, legislation protects against discrimination in Discrimination may be described as a distinction, whether intentional or not but based on grounds relating to personal characteristics of the individual or group, which has the effect of imposing burdens, obligations, or disadvantages on such individual or group not imposed upon others, or which withholds or limits access to opportunities, benefits, and advantages available to other members of society.  Discrimination necessarily involves some sort of distinction or differential treatment. Sometimes, the challenge is to determine whether the differential treatment has the effect of imposing a disadvantage. This is because not all differences in treatment will amount to discrimination. The Canadian approach to discrimination is based on “substantive equality,” which recognizes that treating people the same way does not necessarily achieve equality and that, in some circumstances, it is necessary to treat people differently in order for them to be equal. 


Ontario Parole Board 


 

The Parole Board of Canada is an independent administrative tribunal as part of the Canadian criminal Justice system. It makes conditional releases and record suspension.  

The Parole Board of Canada is responsible for reviewing and issuing parole and criminal pardons in Canada.    The parole board in its decision-making process will consider the following information and criteria about the convicted person:


  • Age
  • Mental stability
  • Marital status
  • Education or vocational training
  • Remorse for the offence
  • Time served on the current offence
  • Prior criminal history
  • Type and severity of offence