Oh Why, oh Why! – Better Decisions Through Better Reasons


November 30, 2021 12:00 MDT

Presentation – 60 minutes
Question & Answer – 30 minutes

When parties challenge tribunal decisions by judicial review or appeals, courts are more and more emphasizing the need for decision-makers to provide adequate reasons. Courts are insisting that the tribunal clearly articulate the rationale underlying their decisions. This includes the path the tribunal takes to get to its ultimate conclusion in the case as well as the ultimate decision.

In this Webinar, the presenters will:

  • Provide you with guidance on what the courts are saying about the importance of providing good reasons for the decision;

  • Help you to understand where good reasons for decision fit within the framework of administrative law; and

  • Provide you with tips and tricks to help you to formulate your reasons in an understandable, defensible way.

Webinar Fee – $149.00+gst


Anne Wallace, Q.C.

Debra Fendrick

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Anne Wallace, Q.C.
Anne M. Wallace, Q.C. is a lawyer who since 2007 works exclusively as a dispute resolution neutral, instructor and
trainer. She holds both the Chartered Arbitrator and Chartered Mediator designations conferred by the ADR
Institute of Canada. In April 2010, she became one of the first seven people (the first in Saskatchewan) to achieve
the CTAJ (Certificate in Tribunal Administrative Justice) earned through the Foundation of Administrative Justice.
Debra Fendrick
Debra Fendrick is a Yukon-based mediator and investigator having previously practiced law in the private
sector for over 30 years. Originally from the Yukon, Debra obtained her university education in B.C. and
Alberta. She graduated from the University of Alberta with her law degree in 1987 and after articling in
Vancouver returned to the Yukon in 1988. Debra was a lawyer and partner with the Whitehorse firm Austring
Fendrick and Fairman from 1988 until 2019.

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