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Bootstrapping


[I]n the context of tribunal standing, a tribunal engages in bootstrapping where it seeks to supplement what would otherwise be a deficient decision with new arguments on appeal ...

(Ontario (Energy Board) v. Ontario Power Generation Inc. (2015), 95 Admin. L.R. (5th) 1, [2015] 3 S.C.R. 147, 388 D.L.R. (4th) 540, 338 O.A.C. 1, 475 N.R. 1, 2015 CarswellOnt 14396, 2015 CarswellOnt 14395, 2015 CSC 44, 2015 SCC 44 (S.C.C.) at para. 64 Rothstein J.)
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