Friday, October 14, 2011
The Court noted that in making a plausibility finding the tribunal had to refer to some evidence to sustain its finding. Plausibility findings involve a distinct reasoning process from findings of credibility and can be influenced by cultural assumptions or misunderstandings. Therefore, implausibility determinations must be based on clear evidence, as well as a clear rationalization process supporting the Board’s inferences, and should refer to relevant evidence which could potentially refute such conclusions.
Citation: 
2011 FC 1152
Key Issues: 
Credibility Plausibility finding set aside