Intervention in Ontario Human Rights Tribunal Proceedings

Under Rule 11 of the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal (“Tribunal”) Rules of Civil Procedure, the Tribunal may allow a person or organization to intervene in any case ,at any time , on such terms as the Tribunal may determine.

There are a number of factors for consideration in assessing a request for intervention including :

a. Whether the intervenor has a significant interest or special contribution to make on the issues;

b. Whether the intervenor is likely to provide assistance to the Tribunal that will not otherwise
be provided;

c. Whether the intervention will unduly delay, disrupt or prejudice the determination of the rights
of the parties; and

d. If intervention is appropriate, are there conditions that should be placed on the inter-
vention. *

William Poulos, Barrister

* This blog is not a substitute for legal advice. Should you require legal advice, a lawyer should be consulted to advise on the circumstances of your case.

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