Natural Justice in Canada

Chapter 2

The Doctrine of Fairness

[1] is arguable that the notion of fairness may be a distinct concept from that of Natural Justice. Such a twofold distinction has little to be said for it, doing nothing to solve the difficulties of defining judicial and quasi-judicial, little or nothing to extend the boundaries of natural justice and adding new uncertainties.

Paul Jackson, 1973

Chapter 3

The extend of the supervisory jurisdiction of the courts

[T]hey must act in good faith and fairly listen to both sides,for that is a duty lying upon everyone who decides anything.

Lord Loreburn., 1911

Chapter 4


[A]lthough the question of whether the principles of natural justice have been complied with in any given cases is an issue of law, nevertheless it rest in each instance on the particular facts.

Mr. Justice Gale, 1966

Justice is a conscience, not a personal conscience but conscience of the whole of the humanity.
Those who clearly recognize the voice of their own conscience usually recognize also the voice of Justice.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn