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LCSAB Understanding Governing Legislation

The following information provides an overview of the legislation utilized by The City of Calgary Licence and Community Standards Appeal Board (LCSAB) and is provided for general information purposes only. Please note that legislation and regulations are subject to constant change. It is your responsibility to ensure the accuracy and relevance of legislative and regulatory references contained in this document before relying on them.

This overview is to provide parties appearing before the LCSAB with information on the requirements of the LCSAB as set out in the Board’s enabling legislation. The procedures and summaries provided are intended to supplement the legislation and to provide a lay person overview of the legislative requirements and should not be construed as legal advice. In this guide/overview, where any procedure is in conflict with the legislation, the legislation takes precedence. The City of Calgary and the LCSAB bear no responsibility for losses or damage arising from anyone relying on this document.

The Licence and Community Standards Appeal Board (LCSAB) is a quasi-judicial board established under the Municipal Government Act and the City of Calgary Bylaw 50M2011, additionally, the Board has established procedures for its operation and conduct of business.

Quasi-judicial is a term which is applied to the action, discretion, etc. of a public administrative body, like the LCSAB, which are required to investigate facts, hold hearings, weigh evidence, and draw conclusions from them, as a basis for their decision and to exercise discretion of a judicial nature. A quasi-judicial tribunal has a duty to act fairly, which brings into consideration the principles of natural justice and procedural fairness. These principles include the right to a public hearing, a duty to be fair, the right for all affected parties to be heard, the right to an adjournment if the LCSAB determines it is merited, and the right to legal counsel, etc.