Ontario Civil


Administrative Law

Requirements of natural justice


Right to hearing

Reasons of municipal police services board were inadequate

Applicant taxi company had license to run accessible taxi service revoked, by decision of municipal police services board. Taxi company claimed that decision was made without sufficient reasons. Taxi company applied for judicial review of board’s decision. Application granted. New hearing ordered. There was conflicting evidence as to whether taxi company had vehicles on road without insurance, and whether they had office open at all times. Board’s decision did not resolve conflicts. Reasons were inadequate as whole. Revocation had to remain in interim, before new hearing took place.

Guelph Taxi Inc. v. Guelph Police Service (2016), 2016 CarswellOnt 18684, 2016 ONSC 7383, Dambrot J., Hambly J., and Mew J. (Ont. Div. Ct.).

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