Case Comment: Voorhorst v. Canadian Soccer Association – A Bylaw That Went Too Far

The Alberta Court of Appeal has reminded us in no uncertain terms that sport organizations span style="text-decoration: underline"cannot/span, through … [Read more...]

Case Comment: Alberta Soccer Association v. Charpentier (2010)

It is quite exciting to learn of a case that touches on so many important principles of administrative law as it applies to the governance of sport … [Read more...]

Maintaining ‘Fairness’ in Investigations and Hearings

Occasionally in this column we are able to write about actual sport cases. This is a treat, as normally we draw from general cases, extracting their … [Read more...]

Suspending a Coach Before a Hearing

Unfortunately, there are times when coaches are the subject of serious complaints of misconduct. Most organizations have in place a discipline process … [Read more...]

A Reason for Coaches to Know the Rules and Stay Engaged

It is not often that there is a case coming from the Canadian courts dealing explicitly with a coach. So, when there is one, it is important that we … [Read more...]

What Makes a Dispute Situation Fair – or Unfair?

Two recent situations involving the termination of coaches may shed some light on this question. The first situation involves the termination of … [Read more...]

Fair Treatment

In the last five columns, we have focused on issues relating to negligence and liability of coaches. In this issue, we make a switch to the other side … [Read more...]