In Abrametz v Law Society of Saskatchewan, 2022 SCC 29 (Abrametz), the Supreme Court of Canada allowed an appeal of the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal’s decision to dismiss a professional disciplinary proceeding for abuse of process. In doing so, the Supreme Court reaffirmed the law on delay in administrative proceedings: delay, without more, will not constitute an abuse of process, and a stay of proceedings will only be granted in the most significant of cases.
We provide the highlights and key takeaways of the Abrametz decision here.
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