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Regarding the motion to rescind or vary the order that the AG pay for legal counsel for the plaintiff
This motion too was settled by agreement between the parties through their counsel. The court has made an order amending the order of Mr. Justice Noël. The essence of the amendment is that, while the AG will continue to pay for legal counsel for the plaintiff, now a budget is in place for this legal representation (a budget that the court may vary on further application, if one is made).
As I see it, this action can now move to trial so that the principal issue can be resolved: a) what do the three provisions relating to examination of bills, proposed regulations and made regulations require?; and b) is the manner in which these provisions are performed by the Minister and Deputy Minister and by lawyers of the Department of Justice acting in their names or in their support consistent with what these provisions require?