City of Regina
Saskatchewan CA

BOR Public Report
BR21-1

2020 Legal Counsel

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ISSUE

 

Annually the Board of Revision appoints legal counsel to provide legal support to the 2021 Board of Revision.

 

IMPACTS

 

Financial Impacts

 

The 2021 Board of Revision budget includes an allowance for legal counsel.

 

There are no accessibility, environmental, policy/strategic or other impacts.

 

OTHER OPTIONS

 

None with respect to this report.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The City of Regina is responsible for providing legal support to the Board of Revision.  The appointment of the legal counsel is determined by the Board of Revision and with the budgetary approval of City Council.  In recent years, the practice has been to appoint legal counsel outside the office of the City Solicitor. The selected individual should be familiar with the legislation and processes that are required to be followed by quasi-judicial boards, such as the Board of Revision.  The professional ethics of the individual engaged as legal counsel for the Board will ensure objective and independent advice on issues requiring review on behalf of the Board.

 

For the years 2000 to 2021, Bill Johnson, Q.C. of Gerrand, Rath & Johnson Law Firm was appointed as legal counsel to the Board.  Mr. Johnson has provided the Board with several written opinions which are available for Board members to reference.  Mr. Johnson will be engaged to represent the Board as required in 2021.

 

DECISION HISTORY

 

The recommendations contain in this report are within the delegated authority of the Board of Revision.

 

Respectfully Submitted,              Respectfully Submitted,

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