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Administrative law is something that sounds very boring, and no doubt for some it is, but as time goes by more and more legal issues that matter to people are consumed by it. Residential landlord & tenant, social assistance, (most of) auto insurance, employment, labour, WSIB and many other varied and important areas of law are all administrative.

While generally governed by the Statutory Powers Procedures Act (SPPA) [the subject of it's own Isthatlegal Administrative Law (SPPA) Legal Guide], each of these areas of 'admin' law is unique and must be studied thoroughly when used. Most of that study focusses on the statutes, regulations and any number of rules, interpretation guidelines - and even the forms matter. But that's not to forget the 'common law' of admin law, in particular administrative 'fairness' and 'natural justice'.

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