SCC refuses to make it easier to establish delays as abuse of process in administrative proceedings

By Cristin Schmitz (July 11, 2022, 11:08 AM EDT) -- Ruling that speedy trial principles applicable in criminal cases can’t be used to attack dilatory administrative proceedings, the Supreme Court of Canada has declined 8-1 to make it easier to establish abuse of process when law societies or other professional regulators take years to investigate and adjudicate professional misconduct allegations....