LRC Reports

Legal Position of the Crown (1972)

In any dispute between the Crown (in right of British Columbia) and one of its subjects, the existing law gives the Crown a number of special advantages, known as “Crown immunity.” In this project, the Law Reform Commission considers the extent to which the doctrine of Crown immunity is justified and puts forward recommendations, which would, if enacted, effectively limit the doctrine of Crown immunity, and in most cases, make those laws which are applicable between subject and subject, applicable in any action between the Crown and a subject.

Keywords: crown; liability; immunity; fiat; prerogative; privilege; agent; servant; petition of right; injunction; mandamus; tort; ultra vires; Crown; officer; statute; vicarious; estoppel; discovery; limitation

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