Can the Human Rights Tribunal defer consideration of an application?

Ontario, Canada


The following excerpt is from De Iaco v. Ontario (Community Safety and Correctional Services), 2018 HRTO 879 (CanLII):

The Tribunal may defer consideration of an application, on such terms as it may determine, on its own initiative or at the request of any party (Rule 14.1). Deferral of an application ensures that proceedings dealing with the same issues do not run concurrently, thereby raising the possibility of inconsistent decisions on facts or law. Deferral is not automatically invoked simply because the same parties are involved in other legal proceedings, see Haskins v. TNS Canadian Facts, 2008 HRTO 287.

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