Judicial Reviews of Appeal and Supervisory Decisions

All BCFIRB appeal and supervisory related decisions made under the Natural Products Marketing (BC) Act are subject to judicial review.

To start a judicial review of a BCFIRB appeal decision you must file a petition with the B.C. Supreme Court within sixty (60) days of a BCFIRB panel decision. 

A petition cannot simply challenge a BCFIRB decision as being wrong. 

A petition must allege that BCFIRB:

  • Made a patently unreasonable finding of fact or law or exercise of discretion,
  • Acted in a procedurally unfair manner, or
  • Made an incorrect jurisdictional decision.

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.

Supreme Court Appeals

Date Decision
2005-09-23 B.C. Vegetable Greenhouse I, L.P. et al v British Columbia Marketing Board 
2005-04-27 B.C. Vegetable Greenhouse I, L.P. et al v B.C. Marketing Board 
2003-10-01 Global Greenhouse Produce et al v B.C. Marketing Board & B.C. Hothuse Foods v BC Vegetable Greenhouse et al 
2002-09-25 Ponich Poultry Farm Ltd v B.C. Marketing Board 
2002-08-16 B.C. Chicken Marketing Board v B.C. Marketing Board and Jim Hong 
2002-04-24 B.C. Chicken Marketing Board v B.C. Marketing Board 
2001-07-09 Money's Mushrooms Ltd v B.C. Marketing Board 
1999-12-16 Money's Mushrooms Ltd v B.C. Marketing Board 
1999-12-29 Hallmark Poultry Processors ltd., v BC Marketing Board and B.C. Chicken Marketing Board 
1991-07-03 B.C. Egg Marketing Board v B.C. Marketing Board 

Judicial reviews and the judicial review process:

B.C. Supreme Court Online Help Guide

Judicial Review Guidebook (PDF)

Justice Education Society