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VRAB Noteworthy Decisions
« on: May 15, 2012, 09:38:41 PM »
How the Board depersonalizes decisions
To balance openness in decision-making with applicants’ privacy, the Board has chosen to remove personal information that is not relevant to the reasons for the decision. This includes names of the applicant and non-expert witnesses, as well as other information that could identify the applicant (e.g. service or file numbers or home address). However, a decision may contain certain personal information if it is deemed relevant to the reasons for the decision.

Interest Decisions http://www.vrab-tacra.gc.ca/Decisions/Interest-Decisions-Decisions-dinteret-eng.cfm  determine issues of law of general public interest or importance. They provide a general example of the application of legislation, regulations, policies, or various adjudicative principles. They also tend to illustrate a broad range of medical or legal issues which are commonly encountered in cases heard by the Board. These decisions are not binding on Members because every decision is based on the specific facts and evidence of a particular case.

Leading and Persuasive Decisions http://www.vrab-tacra.gc.ca/Decisions/Leading-and-persuasive-principe-et-convaincantes-eng.cfm  provide interpretive guidance and persuasive commentary on issues of law, policy, or procedure. They identify a reasoned analysis, approach, or set of principles that will tend to be applied by the Board when determining certain issues. These decisions are not binding on Members because every decision is based on the specific facts and evidence of a particular case.

Interpretation Decisions http://www.vrab-tacra.gc.ca/Decisions/Interpretation_Decisions_Decisions-dinterpretation-eng.cfm clarify issues of interpretation of legislation, policy, or procedure. They establish binding precedents for those questions of law which have been determined in the decisions.