This case was heard in the Federal Court of Canada.
The federal Ministers of Environment and Health issued two Ministerial decisions approving the production of genetically-modified salmon eggs at a production facility in Prince Edward Island. The Ecology Action Centre (“EAC”) applied for judicial review of both decisions.
The Court held that the appropriate standard by which to review the Ministers’ decisions was the reasonableness standard. After considering the Ministers’ actions and the evidence that the Ministers had taken into account, the Court held that their decisions were not unreasonable. The EAC’s application for judicial review was therefore dismissed.
To read about this case in the Federal Court of Appeal, go to Ecology Action Centre v. Canada (Environment and Climate Change), 2016 FCA 258 (CanLII).