Unjust by Design

Canada's Administrative Justice System

Ron Ellis

  • Published: 2013
  • Subject Listing: History
  • Bibliographic information: 380 pp., 6 x 9 in.
  • Territorial rights: US rights only
  • Distributed for: UBC Press
  • Contents

Unjust by Design describes a system in need of major restructuring. Written by a respected critic, it presents a modern theory of administrative justice fit for that purpose. It also provides detailed blueprints for the changes the author believes would be necessary if justice were to in fact assume its proper role in Canada's administrative justice system.
Ron Ellis is an administrative lawlawyer, teacher, academic, arbitrator, and former chair and CEO of amajor administrative judicial tribunal. He has been teaching, speaking,and writing about administrative justice system issues for more thanthirty years.

"Unjust by Design is a provocative, atypical, and passionate call for the improvement of the administrative justice system. It presents a unique perspective on the institutional, administrative context by someone with relevant experience and who presents a very elaborate platform for reform."
-Geneviève Cartier, Professor, Faculté de droit, Université de Sherbrooke

"This book has the potential to be very influential with any government willing to take on the task of creating an administrative justice regime that meets constitutional imperatives and, more generally, offers Canadians the prospects of a fair and independent regime for the adjudication of matters affecting their rights."
-David J. Mullan, Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Law, Queen's University


1 Defeating the Rule of Law in the Administrative Justice
System: Executive Branch Strategies and Tactics

2 Administrative Justice: Getting the Context and
Terminology Clear, the Concepts Straight, and the Prescription

3 Administrative Judicial Tribunals: The Inside Story

4 Prelude to Reform

5 The Reform Proposal

6 Implementing the Reform Proposal: A Strategy for Change

7 Meanwhile, a Toolkit for Litigators


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