Rihawi v. New Brunswick, 2014 NBQB 199

Judge:Garnett, J.
Court:Court of Queen's Bench of New Brunswick
Case Date:June 26, 2014
Jurisdiction:New Brunswick
Citations:2014 NBQB 199;(2014), 423 N.B.R.(2d) 267 (TD)
 
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Rihawi v. N.B. (2014), 423 N.B.R.(2d) 267 (TD);

    423 R.N.-B.(2e) 267; 1103 A.P.R. 267

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Temp. Cite: [2014] N.B.R.(2d) TBEd. SE.010

Renvoi temp.: [2014] N.B.R.(2d) TBEd. SE.010

Mazen Rihawi (applicant) v. The Province of New Brunswick, as represented by the Minister of Post Secondary Education, Training, and Labour (defendant)

(F/M/20/14; 2014 NBQB 199; 2014 NBBR 199)

Indexed As: Rihawi v. New Brunswick

Répertorié: Rihawi v. New Brunswick

New Brunswick Court of Queen's Bench

Trial Division

Judicial District of Fredericton

Garnett, J.

August 26, 2014.

Summary:

Résumé:

The Province of New Brunswick refused Rihawi's application for a Provincial Nominee Certificate. Rihawi applied for judicial review.

The New Brunswick Court of Queen's Bench, Trial Division, dismissed the application.

Administrative Law - Topic 2264

Natural justice - The duty of fairness - When required - The Province of New Brunswick refused Rihawi's application for a Provincial Nominee Certificate because it was not convinced of his business experience - As a result, the Province did not recommend to the Government of Canada that he be granted immigration status - Rihawi applied for judicial review claiming that the Province breached the common law duty of fairness or that the decision was unreasonable - The New Brunswick Court of Queen's Bench, Trial Division, held that the Province had a duty to be fair; however, the process followed by the Province was fair - Further, the decision was reasonable.

Administrative Law - Topic 2266

Natural justice - The duty of fairness - What constitutes procedural fairness - [See Administrative Law - Topic 2264 ].

Administrative Law - Topic 2272

Natural justice - The duty of fairness - Circumstances or powers to which duty applies (inc. extent of duty) - [See Administrative Law - Topic 2264 ].

Aliens - Topic 1230.3

Admission - Immigrants - Application for admission - Immigrant visa - Provincial nominees - [See Administrative Law - Topic 2264 ].

Droit administratif - Cote 2264

Justice naturelle - Devoir d'équité - Application - [Voir Administrative Law - Topic 2264 ].

Droit administratif - Cote 2266

Justice naturelle - Devoir d'équité - Équité procédurale - En quoi consiste - [Voir Administrative Law - Topic 2266 ].

Droit administratif - Cote 2272

Justice naturelle - Devoir d'équité - Circonstances ou pouvoirs assujettis au devoir - [Voir Administrative Law - Topic 2272 ].

Étrangers - Cote 1230.3

Admission des immigrants - Demande d'admission - Visa d'immigrant - Candidats de la province - [Voir Aliens - Topic 1230.3 ].

Cases Noticed:

New Brunswick (Board of Management) v. Dunsmuir, [2008] 1 S.C.R. 190; 372 N.R. 1; 329 N.B.R.(2d) 1; 844 A.P.R. 1; 2008 SCC 9, refd to. [para. 14].

Conseil de la magistrature (N.-B.) v. Moreau-Bérubé, [2002] 1 S.C.R. 249; 281 N.R. 201; 245 N.B.R.(2d) 201; 636 A.P.R. 201; 2002 SCC 11, refd to. [para. 15].

Canadian Union of Public Employees et al. v. Ontario (Minister of Labour), [2003] 1 S.C.R. 539; 304 N.R. 76; 173 O.A.C. 38; 2003 SCC 29, refd to. [para. 15].

Baker v. Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration), [1999] 2 S.C.R. 817; 243 N.R. 22, refd to. [para. 20].

Chiarelli v. Minister of Employment and Immigration, [1992] 1 S.C.R. 711; 135 N.R. 161, refd to. [para. 25].

Suresh v. Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration), [2002] 1 S.C.R. 3; 281 N.R. 1; 2002 SCC 1, refd to. [para. 28].

Authors and Works Noticed:

Jones, David Phillip and de Villars, Anne S., Principles of Administrative Law (5th Ed. 2000), pp. 255 [para. 17]; 256, 257 [para. 20].

Counsel:

Avocats:

Hazen F. Calabrese, for the applicant;

Denis G. Theriault, for the defendant.

This application was heard on June 26, 2014, before Garnett, J., of the New Brunswick Court of Queen's Bench, Trial Division, Judicial District of Fredericton, who delivered the following decision on August 26, 2014.

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