Update- Supreme Court denies Leave to Appeal –confirms courts lack jurisdiction to review internal decisions relating to Members’ Allowances

Today, July 18, 2019, the Supreme Court of Canada (file 38586) denied leave to appeal in Boulerice et al. v Board of Internal Economy 2019 FCA 33.  The Federal Court of Appeal had determined that courts do not have jurisdiction to judicially review decisions on internal parliamentary bodies that make decisions relating to the availability of, and proper use of, allowances provided to Members to carry out their parliamentary functions.  For an outline and analysis of the Federal Court of Appeal decision see my earlier blog post dated February 21.

Courts Lack Jurisdiction to Review Decisions Relating to Members’ Misuse of Allowances

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