Publications by Key Term: statutory intepretation

Presumption of Crown Immunity: Consultation Paper Oct 2012

The presumption of Crown immunity holds that the Crown is not bound by statue unless expressly bound by a specific enactment.  This Consultation Paper discusses the presumption and the consequences of reversing it. The Paper discusses how the courts in Canada have interpreted and applied the presumption, reviews the criticisms of the presumption, and considers how reversing the presumption would affect the law in Saskatchewan.