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  • 14 (1) Unless it specifically provides otherwise, an enactment is binding on the government.
  • (2) Despite subsection (1), an enactment that would bind or affect the government in the use or development of land, or in the planning, construction, alteration, servicing, maintenance or use of improvements, as defined in the Assessment Act, does not bind or affect the government.

1979-206-14; 1989-64-7.


No Remedy for Crown Land Disposition to Resolve Encroachment Dispute

See the annotation for Fox v. British Columbia (Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development), 2023 BCCA 170 under s. 36 of the Property Law Act at “36 Encroachment on adjoining land” in chapter 55, where the court dismissed an appeal from the finding by the court below that s. 36 of the Property Law Act did not apply to the Crown, based on s. 14(2) of the Interpretation Act.