Where One Door Opens, Another Stays Open: Parallel Statutory Rights of Appeal and Judicial Reviews in Yatar v. TD Insurance Meloche Monnex

April 26, 2024
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The Supreme Court of Canada recently released its highly anticipated decision in Yatar v. TD Insurance Meloche Monnex, providing its latest substantial commentary on judicial review in Canada. The Court endorsed the opportunity for parties to proceed with parallel statutory rights of appeal and judicial review. Despite recent pronouncements about the importance of upholding judicial economy and avoiding multiplicities of proceedings, Yatar leaves the door open for litigants to “fight on two fronts” against administrative decisions in limited circumstances.

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This article was first published by the Ontario Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division in April 2024.