City councils have deference to interpret municipal legislation

On April 22, 2021 the Supreme Court of British Columbia delivered judgment in Dupont v. Port Coquitlam (City), 2021 BCSC 728 (“Dupont”). In that case, the Court was considering a resolution of Council of the City of Port Coquitlam (the “City Council”) to censure its own council member for disclosing sensitive information. Dupont articulates several … Continued