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
- Holt v Farm Industry Review Board Court of Appeal Decision (PDF) - July 23, 2014
- Sohi v Malenstyn - Dismissal of Adjournment Application (PDF) - June 2013
- Ollenberger (geertsma) v Farm Practices Board and Alan Farm (PDF) - 2006
- Lybchynski vs Farm Practices Board (PDF) - 2004