Here is the latest analysis of IRB member acceptance rates (for 2010), compiled by Sean Rehaag at Osgoode Hall.
Acceptance rates for Calgary:
Luella Gaultier : 49.62% (133 cases)
Bindu Narula : 47.59% (145 cases)
Loretta Dobblestein : 44.62% (69 cases)
Preeti Adhopia : 30.82% (159 cases)
Darcy Tkachuk : 22.66% (128 cases)
Nationally, the acceptance rate for 2010 was 48.58 per cent, whereas for unrepresented claimants it was 11.79 per cent. Even allowing for all the usual variables, that is a startling difference. Unfortunately, a claimant is at a serious disadvantage when he or she walks into the hearing room and learns the identity of his Presiding Member.