Regulation Pro Blog

Welcome to the Regulation Pro Blog. SML’s blog contains brief discussions of court decisions and other developments in professional regulation, with one or two new posts per week. Explore our catalogue below or on CanLII.

Please note that the information contained in Regulation Pro is not intended to be legal advice and is not intended to be acted upon. The information contained herein is intended for general information and educational purposes only.

Abrametz: Ten Years Later

More than ten years ago, Peter Abrametz, a Saskatchewan lawyer, was investigated with respect to misleading trust fund transactions and loans made to his clients.

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A Reasonable Sanction

A Justice of the Peace (the JP) intervened several times when her son was charged with failing to yield before a traffic collision. The interventions

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Hot on the Heels

Legislative reform for the regulation of professions in Canada seems to be gathering pace. Some of the themes contained in British Columbia’s Health Professions and

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Conduct Unbecoming

What do the following scenarios have in common? A physician has a meltdown at a school concert and acts in a hostile and aggressive manner

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Altering the Allegations

Once a matter has been referred to discipline, how much leeway does the regulator have to reword the allegations? That issue arose in Moodley v.

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One Appeal or Two?

Many discipline panels conduct their hearings in two parts. The first deals with the merits of the allegations (also known as the “finding” stage). If

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Integrity Testing

A constable “was assigned to maintain the perimeter security at a crime scene. He entered the crime scene, leaving its perimeter insecure, and took $300

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Void for Vagueness

Law has many pithy expressions that refer to complex legal concepts. For example, the phrase “intrusion upon seclusion” refers to the tort of invading someone’s

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