Dalhousie Law Journal


Riverlake Residents Association, Nova Scotia Municipal Board, Administrative tribunals, specialists


Administrative tribunals seem to go about their business in a manner which does not command much attention outside the coterie of specialists who work in the area. This seems a great pity, as the matters with which such forums deal are often of significance to the public at large. Occasionally a decision will command a broader audience and the public may then see the implications of what goes on behind doors which are only nominally open to all. Riverlake Residents Association' is one decision which has, in its short life, enjoyed intense public scrutiny. 2 The results of this attention are not yet manifest, but this commentator trusts that some of the less salutary aspects of the case will be authoritatively and promptly addressed by the courts, the Legislature or the Nova Scotia Municipal Board itself.