Caselaw Update

The Court of Appeal’s decision in Redmond v. Wiebe was the first occasion for that court to consider the scope of the comparator group “electors of the City generally” in the Vancouver Charter community of interest exception – s. 145.6 (1)(a) – or the analogous provision in the Community Charter – s. 104 (1)(a). The Court has confirmed that the exception for a pecuniary interest that is held in common with the electors generally does not mean all electors. The Court has also provided guidance on how courts should go about interpreting the scope of the appropriate comparator group.

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