Consultations on the Legislative Process

The Guide to Preparing a Request for Legislation describes the policy role of the Dispute Resolution Office (DRO) with respect to legislation affecting the establishment, powers or procedures of an administrative tribunal or statutory decision maker. The DRO’s role is to ensure the Administrative Tribunals Act is respected and specialized expertise in the following areas is shared effectively.

Legislative Proposals

The DRO should be consulted prior to submission of a request for legislation (RFL) about any legislative proposal that will, if enacted, affect:

  • A person’s rights or entitlements under a decision-making process, including
    • The right to notice, to be heard or to otherwise participate in the process
  • A decision-making entity’s authority, including
    • The obligation to give notice, the ability to make rules, how or if hearings are to be held or the duty for reasons to be given, and
  • Any rights of appeal to the courts, including privative clauses and changes to the standard for review

Recommended Approach

A Guide for Consideration of a Process for Review of Administrative Decision-Making (PDF) is intended to provide a step-by-step approach for public policy makers. The information in the guide also provides an indication of the breadth of government decision-making that can have administrative justice implications.

For more information about the guide, please contact the Dispute Resolution Office.