Administrative & Public Law
Across sectors, there are times when organizations require the approval of various Canadian administrative agencies and tribunals in order to further their mandates. When a stamp of approval is required, McMillan’s administrative lawyers combine a deep understanding of Canadian administrative law with a strong recognition of our clients’ business objectives and stand ready to pursue litigation when the need arises.
Our litigation lawyers have represented clients before a wide range of administrative tribunals, including the Environmental Appeal Board, Labour Relations Boards, Information and Privacy Commissioners, the Natural Resources Conservation Board, the Trademarks Opposition Board, the Competition Tribunal, and others. Should an administrative agency and tribunal act outside their scope of authority — either unconstitutionally or unfairly — we seek relief for our clients via judicial review. In the face of challenging government action, McMillan’s Litigation Group has appeared before all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada.
Our expertise is not limited to representing private-sector clients before administrative bodies. Our lawyers also act on behalf of governmental agencies and statutory decision-makers, advising them on points of administrative law and legal strategies to defend their interests.
McMillan professionals help clients lead by: appearing on their behalf before administrative tribunals; arguing judicial review applications and appeals of administrative decisions; providing advice on intellectual property issues; negotiating with tribunal officials; advising on the law and prospective legislative changes; dealing with expropriations and related matters.
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We provide a summary of far-reaching Competition Act amendments proposed in 2023.
Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE) Launches Investigations in Mining and Apparel Sectors
CORE Investigates Nike Canada Corp and Dynasty Gold Corp, but Declines to Investigate GobiMin Inc.
Canada Amps Up Enforcement of the Motor Vehicle Safety Act and Regulations – Transport Canada’s Long-Awaited Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMPs) Regime Will Come into Full Force on October 3, 2023
Transport Canada’s long-awaited motor vehicle safety administrative monetary penalties (AMPs) regime will come into full force on October 3, 2023.
Settlement Counsel is litigation counsel engaged for the sole purpose of resolving a dispute or settling a case.
Canada Will Introduce A Foreign Influence Transparency Registry – Government of Canada Opens Consultations on the Registry Thru May 9, 2023
Public Safety Canada, the federal department responsible for national security announced consultations on a foreign influence transparency registry.
One Year On: Economic Sanctions Have Become a Primary Tool of Canadian Foreign Policy and New Russian Sanctions are Imposed
Canada continues to impose sanctions against additional countries, including Sri Lanka, Haiti, and Myanmar, and joins the G7 Enforcement Coordination Mechanism.
Broadening the Environmental Enforcement Toolkit: Ontario Expands Administrative Monetary Penalty Regime for Environmental Violations
Ontario is broadening its existing administrative monetary penalties (AMPs) regime for environmental violations.
A January 31, 2023 decision of the Yukon Supreme Court has raised serious questions about how permitting decisions will be affected.
This Bulletin considers how limitation periods apply to environmental claims in Ontario and how to reduce the risk of missing one.
Quebec Superior Court Orders That Corporations Must Provide Information to Police – Even Where Data Stored Abroad
The Quebec Superior Court rules the American companies may have to produce documents stored abroad to aid in Canadian criminal investigations.
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