What is the test for relying simply on the existence of a temporal connection?

British Columbia, Canada

The following excerpt is from WCAT-2014-03691 (Re), 2014 CanLII 91176 (BC WCAT):

As noted by the panel in WCAT-2012-02818, there are significant concerns with relying simply on the existence of a temporal connection: …The unpersuasive nature of this kind of rationale is so well recognized that the courts developed the Latin maxim of post hoc ergo propter hoc to capture the deficiency of such reasoning. Ehrcke J. provided a helpful illustration of this maxim in White v. Stonestreet, 2006 BCSC 801:

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