SCC confirms standard of reasonableness in Alberta municipal assessment case

By the slimmest of majorities, the Supreme Court of Canada found in favour of the City of Edmonton in applying a standard of reasonableness in a case involving a municipal assessment dispute with a corporate taxpayer.
Gil Ludwig says the debate is still alive in terms of where the law is going around standard of review.The SCC released a judgment Friday in Edmonton (City) v. Edmonton East (Capilano) Shopping Centres Ltd. that reinstated a municipal assessment board’s decision to increase taxes on the Capilano Mall in Edmonton. But the court was divided 5-4 as to whether a standard …
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