Summaries of selected recent cases are provided each week to Slaw by Maritime Law Book. Every Sunday we present a precis of the latest summaries, a fuller version of which can be found on MLB-Slaw Selected Case Summaries at cases.slaw.ca.
This week’s summaries concern:
Civil Rights – Administrative Law – Real Property – Statutes
British Columbia Teachers’ Federation v. British Columbia 2015 BCCA 184
Summary: In 2002, the Province of British Columbia enacted legislation that voided hundreds of terms of the teachers’ collective agreement. The legislation also prohibited collective bargaining on issues of class size and composition. The British Columbia Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) challenged the legislation as unconstitutional on the basis that it deprived them of collective bargaining rights, thereby infringing their freedom to associate guaranteed under s. 2 of the Charter. The British Columbia Supreme Court, in a decision reported at  …
Skyline Agriculture Financial Corp. et al. v. Farm Land Security Board 2015 SKQB 82
Administrative Law – Real Property – Statutes
Summary: The appellants were prospective international investors who were seeking to gain some measure of access to Saskatchewan’s agricultural scene. They had an investment plan which they believed did not offend the land holding requirements of the Saskatchewan Farm Security Act (SFSA). The Farm Land Security Board (FLSB) ruled otherwise. The appellants appealed the FLSB’s decision. The Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench held that the standard of review of the FLSB’s decision was reasonableness and dismissed …