Tag Archives: Statutory Interpretation

A Canadian’s right to access information held by the government

Under Canada’s Access to Information Act, in general any Canadian citizen or permanent resident may request and may be given access to any record under the control of a government institution. The Act includes a list of all such “government … Continue reading

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The meaning of “sold in Canada” – statutory interpretation

Statutory interpretation – figuring out what a piece of legislation (a law) means – is a complex issue.  As the following case shows, even a simple word like “sold” may have different meanings even within the same piece of legislation. … Continue reading

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