Canadian legislatures regularly assign what are truly court functions to non-court, government tribunals. These executive branch qjudicialq tribunals are surrogate courts and together comprise a little-known system of administrative justice that annually makes hundreds of thousands of contentious, life-altering judicial decisions concerning the everyday rights of both individuals and businesses. This book demonstrates that, except perhaps in Quebec, the administrative justice system is a justice system in name only. Failing to conform to rule-of-law principles or constitutional norms, its tribunals are neither independent nor impartial and are only providentially competent. qUnjust by Designq describes a justice system in transcendent need of major restructuring and provides a blueprint for change.This book demonstrates that, except perhaps in Quebec, the administrative justice system is a justice system in name only.
|Title||:||Unjust by Design|
|Author||:||S. Ronald Ellis|
|Publisher||:||UBC Press - 2013|