How has the reasonableness standard of review been applied?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Mapara v British Columbia (Superintendent of Motor Vehicles), 2018 BCSC 316 (CanLII):

In Kenyon v. British Columbia (Superintendent of Motor Vehicles), 2015 BCCA 485 Tysoe J.A. with whom the other judges agreed, considered how the reasonableness standard of review was to be applied in matters such as that before me. The Superintendent had submitted that reviewing judges erred by failing to defer to the impugned decision but instead applied a standard of “perfection” by conducting “a-line-by-line-dissection of the decision”. At para. 52 of his reasons Tysoe J.A. quoted a passage from Ranji v. British Columbia (Superintendent of Motor Vehicles), 2014 BCSC 2343 as follows:

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