One of the more interesting political stories in Québec at the moment involves the new environment minister, Daniel Breton and the Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnement. On a visit to the BAPE’s offices in October, Breton allegedly told members of the BAPE that he would telephone the chairperson whenever the BAPE made a recommendation he […] Read more
Should Statutes be Interpreted in Light of Regulations?
A partial answer from the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal: yes.In McIntyre v. Nova Scotia (Community Services), 2012 NSCA 106, the applicant’s spouse had received a lump sum pension benefit, which meant that she had received an “overpayment” of benefits. There was no doubt that there had been an “overpayment” within the meaning of the […] Read more