Stay Granted Where Public Not At Risk

In the ongoing saga of Fitzpatrick v College of Physical Therapists of Alberta, 2019 ABCA 306, the practitioner is seeking leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada of an appellate court decision upholding her discipline findings. The practitioner sought to stay the discipline order until after the Supreme Court of Canada makes its decision. The Court granted the stay, indicating:

The balance of convenience favours the granting of a stay for a short period until the Supreme Court of Canada makes a determination on the leave application. The underlying allegations lean more towards administrative issues and the overall compliance or lack thereof, with the court orders. While the finding of unprofessional conduct and sanctions relate to professional disrespect, the public is not at risk during this brief interim period.

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