What jurisdiction does the Human Rights Tribunal have to reconsider its own decision?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Bihari v Deltec Electric Ltd., 2020 BCSC 1450 (CanLII):

The jurisdiction of the tribunal to reconsider its own decisions in the interests of justice or fairness is a “limited equitable jurisdiction” and a reconsideration decision is also reviewable only on the standard of patent unreasonableness: Routkovskaia v. British Columbia (Human Rights Tribunal), 2012 BCCA 141 at paras 23 and 30.

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