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Sufficiency of Reasons Discussed by ABCA Decision
Posted By Shaunna Mireau On November 20, 2012 @ 7:00 am In Substantive Law: Judicial Decisions | 4 Comments
The Edmonton Journal headline reads "Edmonton judge’s cut-and-paste findings tossed by appeal court ". The sensational headline is about a decision cited University of Alberta v Chang, 2012 ABCA 324  (linked to the Alberta Courts website).
The appeals were from two chambers decisions:
University of Alberta v. Chang, 2011 ABQB 595 (CanLII), http://canlii.ca/t/fp692 
University of Alberta v. Chang, 2011 ABQB 596 (CanLII), http://canlii.ca/t/fp6bv 
In the above decisions, the judge granted the applications to dismiss the case for delay and prosecution and dismissed the actions.
The Court of Appeal was very critical of the reasons:
 The chambers judge followed his practice of cutting and pasting paragraphs from the
briefs filed by the parties, having those paragraphs retyped, and then signing them as “Reasons
The ABCA decision  is a good read and summarizes particulars of what would constitute inadequate reasons.
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URLs in this post:
 Edmonton judge’s cut-and-paste findings tossed by appeal court: http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/Edmonton+judge+paste+findings+tossed+appeal+court/7568202/story.html
 University of Alberta v Chang, 2012 ABCA 324: http://www.albertacourts.ab.ca/jdb/2003-/ca/civil/2012/2012abca0324.pdf
 http://canlii.ca/t/fp692: http://canlii.ca/t/fp692
 http://canlii.ca/t/fp6bv: http://canlii.ca/t/fp6bv
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