Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada
The Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada (ATSSC) is responsible for providing the support services and the facilities that are needed by each of the administrative tribunals it serves to enable them to exercise their powers and perform their duties and functions in accordance with their legislation and rules.
The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada is responsible for this organization.
Mandate and Role
The ATSSC was established with the coming into force on November 1, 2014, of the Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada Act. The ATSSC is responsible for providing support services and facilities to 11 federal administrative tribunals by way of a single, integrated organization.
These services include the specialized services required to support the mandate of each tribunal (e.g., registry, research and analysis, legal and other case- and mandate-specific work or case activities), as well as internal services (e.g., human resources, financial services, information management and technology, accommodation, security and communications). Through these specialized services, the ATSSC supports improving access to justice for Canadians.
An independent, quasi-judicial tribunal that reviews agricultural and agri-food administrative monetary penalties issued to persons who have allegedly contravened federal rules pertaining to: the import of animal and plant products; the humane transport of livestock; the use of pesticides; or the inspection of plants, animals and meats.
Promotes constructive labour-management relations in the federally regulated private sector by overseeing the acquisition and termination of bargaining rights; resolving unfair labour practice complaints through mediation or adjudication; and assuring the continuity of services necessary to protect public health and safety in the event of a labour dispute. Also administers the Status of the Artist Act.
An independent decision-making body that reports to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, CCPERB determines whether cultural property is of outstanding significance and national importance with a view to protecting and preserving our artistic, historic, and scientific heritage in Canada and making it accessible to the public.
An independent, quasi-judicial tribunal that inquires into allegations of prohibited discrimination under the Canadian Human Rights Act. The CHRT determines whether a discriminatory practice has occurred in respect of employment, or the provision of goods, services, facilities and / or accommodation. The CHRT dismisses the matter if without merit, or if the complaint is substantiated, it may provide remedial relief to the victim.
Adjudicates trade remedy, customs, excise tax, and federal procurement cases. The CITT also inquires into tariff and commercial matters for the Minister of Finance.
An independent specialized tribunal that combines expertise in economics and business with expertise in law. The cases it hears are complex and deal with matters such as mergers, misleading advertising and restrictive trade practices
Established to enhance public confidence in the integrity of public servants. Its mandate is to hear reprisal complaints referred by the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner.
Administers the collective bargaining and grievance adjudication systems in the federal public service and for the institutions of Parliament, and it resolves complaints related to internal appointments and lay-offs in the federal public service.
An independent administrative body composed of a General Division and Appeal Division that makes quasi-judicial decisions on appeals related to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP), Old Age Security Act (OAS) or the Employment Insurance Act (EI).
An independent specialized tribunal whose mandate is to decide issues of validity and compensation relating to specific claims of First Nations.
Provides a recourse mechanism to the national transportation sector regarding administrative actions taken by the Minister of Transport and the Canadian Transportation Agency under various pieces of federal transportation legislation.
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