Posted on: March 5, 2018
Associate Professors Chris Hunt and Micah Rankin, along with Lorne Neudorf of the University of Adelaide (and formerly of TRU Law), have published The Annotated Guide to The British Columbia Interpretation Act (Toronto: Carswell, Thompson Reuters, 2017).
The textbook provides section by section commentary on every provision of the Interpretation Act as well as summaries of leading cases.
“The Interpretation Act is an incredibly important statue in our province,” said Hunt.
“It guides courts in how to interpret all other provincial legislation, yet to date there has not been any comprehensive academic commentary on its many provisions. This book is intended to fill this large gap, while providing judges and lawyers with an important resource” he added.
The trio are currently working on a companion book, which will be published by Carswell in spring 2018, titled Legislating Statutory Interpretation: Perspectives From the Common Law World. It will feature a collection of 15 scholarly essays that engage with various debates surrounding the legislative direction of judicial decision making.
“While The Annotated Guide to The British Columbia Interpretation Act is aimed primarily at lawyers and judges, Legislating Statutory Interpretation: Perspectives From the Common Law World will be of real interest to legal academics” said Hunt.