A decision of the Registrar of Motor Dealers may be reviewed by the B.C. Supreme Court when a person petitions that court to conduct a judicial review. A judicial review is not the same as an appeal and the court does not re-hear or re-try the case. A court conducting a judicial review looks to see if the Registrar followed the legislation and complied with the common law principles of procedural fairness and natural justice when conducting a hearing or making a decision. The court may also review the investigation process in much the same way. Generally, if a court finds some error, the court “quashes” (cancels) the decision of the Registrar and orders the matter be reheard by the Registrar.  Directions the court believes are appropriate may be provided to the Registrar.

Judicial reviews by year:


Date Respondent Original Issue & Decision Outcome
February 13, 2015

Peter Fryer

Criminal convictions; false declarations; unlicensed selling

Licence denied

Petition dismissed; Registrar's decision upheld
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May 23, 2014

Windmill Auto Sales & Detailing Ltd.

Misrepresentation

Penalties, compliance order issued

Petition dismissed; Registrar's decision upheld
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198 kB
May 22, 2014

Crown Autobody & Auto Sales Ltd.

Misrepresentation & deceptive act

Motor dealer licence cancelled

Petition dismissed; Registrar's decision upheld
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298 kB
April 13, 2010

Applewood

Misrepresentation & deceptive act

Administrative penalties and investigative costs assessed

Petition dismissed
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1008 kB
February 16, 2009

Parkwood Auto Sales Ltd & Rob Hawes

Deceptive act

Consumer restitution and administrative penalties assessed

Hearing set aside
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36 kB
May 7, 2007

Southwest RV and Sport Ltd.

Licence application review; request for permission to conduct consignment sales

Dealer licence approved; consignment sales denied

Judicial review denied
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