The Decision Maker’s Duty to Give Adequate Reasons

October 19, 2021 - Zoom

October 19th, 2021 12:00 MT, Sign on at 11:50
Presentation – 60 minutes
Question & Answer – 30 minutes

No Charge

As part of the duty of fairness, decision-makers give reasons for their decisions.  How confident are you that your decisions contain adequate reasons?  How confident are you in your knowledge about adequate reasons? What are the Saskatchewan courts saying about adequate reasons?

Join SATA and FOAJ for this luncheon webinar discussing adequate reasons. Follow court cases such as Baker, Sheppard, Dunsmuir, R.E.M., Vavilov, Canada v. Craig and Premier Horticulture LTD. for tips on sufficiency, content, and personal style.  Consider what can be excluded without risk.  Consider how the record helps or hinders the author.  Explore whether reasons disclose the ‘what’ or the ‘how’ or the ‘why’ of decision making.


Presenter:  Deborah M. Howes, C.Arb. CTAJ™, arbitrator and President of High Clouds Incorporated.


Conference qualifies for 1.5 CPD hours with the Law Society of Saskatchewan.