Appeal of BCFIRB Farm Practice Complaint Decisions

BCFIRB complaint decisions may be appealed to the B.C. Supreme Court. This includes both decisions made after a hearing, and decisions to summarily dismiss the complaint without a hearing.

To appeal a BCFIRB farm practices complaint decision you need to file a Notice of Appeal with the B.C. Supreme Court within 60 days of a BCFIRB panel decision.

A Notice of Appeal cannot simply challenge a BCFIRB decision as being wrong. It must allege that BCFIRB made an error on a question of law or jurisdiction.

If you wish to appeal a decision of the B.C. Supreme Court, you can appeal to the Court of Appeal upon obtaining leave (permission from a Justice of the Court of Appeal) to do so.

Court Appeals of BCFIRB Farm Practice Complaint Decisions