Lynch v. HRC, [2000] B.C.T.C. 735 (SC)

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Temp. Cite: [2000] B.C.T.C. TBEd. OC.076

David Michael Lynch (petitioner) v. Commissioner of Investigation and Mediation of the British Columbia Human Rights Commission, and Simon Fraser University (respondents)

(A990996; 2000 BCSC 1419)

Indexed As: Lynch v. Human Rights Commission (B.C.) et al.

British Columbia Supreme Court


Hutchinson, J.

September 29, 2000.


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Administrative Law – Topic 9103

Boards and tribunals – Judicial review – Scope of review.

Civil Rights – Topic 913

Discrimination – General principles – Complaints – Limitation periods.

Cases Noticed:

Blencoe v. Human Rights Commission (B.C.) (1998), 49 B.C.L.R.(3d) 201 (S.C.), dist. [para. 23].

Watson et al. v. Human Rights Commission (B.C.) and Egolf, [1994] B.C.J. No. 8196, dist. [para. 23].

Blencoe v. Human Rights Commission (B.C.) et al. (1998), 107 B.C.A.C. 162; 174 W.A.C. 162; 49 B.C.L.R.(3d) 216 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 24].

Domtar Inc. v. Commission d’appel en matière de lésions professionnelles et autres, [1993] 2 S.C.R. 756; 154 N.R. 104; 55 Q.A.C. 241, refd to. [para. 27].

Laprise v. Human Rights Commission (B.C.) (1999), 19 B.C.T.C. 123 (S.C.), refd to. [para. 27].

NLK Consultants Inc. v. Human Rights Commission (B.C.), (1999), 5 B.C.T.C. 337 (S.C.), refd to. [para. 28].

R. v. 741290 Ontario Inc., [1991] 1 B.L.R.(2d) 279 (Ont. Prov. Div.), refd to. [para. 28].

Douglas and Jonlee Holdings Ltd. v. Human Rights Commission ( Sask.) and Marcotte et al. (1989), 79 Sask.R. 44 (Q.B.), refd to. [para. 28].

Brome v. Human Rights Commission (Ont.) et al. (1999), 118 O.A.C. 130; 171 D.L.R.(4th) 538 (Div. Ct.), refd to. [para. 29].

Manitoba v. Manitoba Human Rights Commission (1983), 25 Man.R.(2d) 117; 2 D.L.R.(4th) 759 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 35].

Statutes Noticed:

Human Rights Code, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 210, sect. 22(3) [para. 15].


K.S. Specht, for the petitioner;

T.F. Beasley, for the respondent, Commissioner;

P. Gilligan-Hackett, for Simon Fraser University.

This case was heard on March 8 and 9, 2000, before Hutchinson, J., of the British Columbia Supreme Court, who delivered the following decision on September 29, 2000.

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Lynch v. Human Rights Commission (B.C.) et al.

2000 BCSC 1419

Supreme Court of British Columbia
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Hutchinson, J.
: The petitioner seeks to set aside a decision of the Commissioner of Investigation and Mediation of the British Columbia Human Rights Commission of 18 August 1998. The petition was launched under the provisions of the
Judicial Review Procedure Act.


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