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CONSTITUTIONAL VALIDITY OF LEGISLATION - Level of government - Provincial or territorial legislation - Interpretive and constructive doctrines

Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 1:16 PM  

Appeal from a judgment of the New Brunswick Court of Appeal dismissing an application for leave to appeal a decision declaring s. 134(b) of the Liquor Control Act (LCA) of no force or effect with respect to Comeau. Returning from Quebec to New Brunswick, Comeau was stopped by the RCMP. The police found a large quantity of beer and some bottles of spirits in his vehicle. It was not in dispute that Comeau purchased quantities of alcohol in excess of the applicable limit prescribed by s....