Batic v. Criminal Injuries Comp. Bd., (1983) 1 O.A.C. 68 (DC)

Judge:Osler, Steele and Sirois, JJ.
Court:Superior Court of Justice of Ontario
Case Date:November 16, 1983
Jurisdiction:Ontario
Citations:(1983), 1 O.A.C. 68 (DC)
 
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Batic v. Criminal Injuries Comp. Bd. (1983), 1 O.A.C. 68 (DC)

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Batic v. Criminal Injuries Compensation Board

Indexed As: Batic v. Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (Ont.)

Ontario Divisional Court

Osler, Steele and Sirois, JJ.

November 24, 1983.

Summary:

The applicant sought compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board, which was denied. The applicant appealed.

The Ontario Divisional Court dismissed the appeal.

Administrative Law - Topic 549

The hearing and decision - Decisions of the tribunal - Reasons for decisions - Sufficiency of - The Ontario Divisional Court held that the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board should state the grounds upon which it reaches its conclusion and indicate the way in which it relates the applicable statutory provisions to its fact findings - See paragraph 3.

Administrative Law - Topic 6164

Judicial review - Statutory appeal - Grounds for review - Error of law - General - The Ontario Divisional Court held that the failure of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board to state precisely the grounds for its decision or indicate the way in which it relates the applicable statute to the facts did not constitute an error of law appealable to the courts - See paragraph 3.

Practice - Topic 8336

Costs - Appeals - Costs of appeal - Against the Crown - A victim of crime appealed the dismissal of his application for compensation - Although the appeal was dismissed, the Ontario Divisional Court ordered the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board to pay the victim's costs on appeal, because the Board failed to give clear reasons for its decision - See paragraph 4.

Counsel:

P.H. Reinhardt, for the appellant;

T.H. Wickett, Q.C., for the respondent.

This appeal was heard before Osler, Steele and Sirois, JJ., of the Ontario Divisional Court, on November 16, 1983. The decision of the court was delivered orally by Osler, J., and released on November 24, 1983.

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