The Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT) is an adjudicative tribunal that is part of Safety, Licensing Appeals and Standards Tribunals Ontario (SLASTO).
LAT’s mandate is to provide a fair, impartial and efficient way to appeal decisions concerning compensation claims and licensing activities regulated by several ministries of the provincial government.
The Tribunal receives appeals, conducts hearings, resolves disputes, and makes decisions on a wide variety of matters, with the most common cases involving liquor licences, new home warranty claims, medical suspension of driver’s licences, impoundment of motor vehicles and regulation of various occupations and businesses.
Effective April 1, 2016, the Tribunal will begin accepting applications to the new Automobile Accident Benefits Service (AABS)
system that aims to quickly resolve disagreements between individuals and insurance companies about accident benefits.
Also in 2016, the Tribunal is taking adjudicative responsibility for beer-in-grocery-store licensing appeals, as well as appeals relating to horse racing licences.
The Tribunal is subject to the rules of natural justice and the requirements of the Statutory Powers Procedure Act
. The members appointed to the Tribunal conduct fair, efficient and impartial hearings during which they consider all evidence presented and make a decision with written reasons. Most Tribunal decisions are subject to appeal to the Superior Court of Justice (Divisional Court). All Tribunal proceedings are subject to judicial review under the Judicial Review Procedure Act
. LAT decisions are posted to CanLii