Does a Minister of Justice have to comply with Rule 18 of the Rules of Procedure, or is it a breach of procedural fairness if the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration refuses to forgoing Rule 18?

Canada (Federal), Canada

The following excerpt is from Bitala v. Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration), 2005 FC 470 (CanLII):

In N'Sungani v. Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)[3], Justice Tremblay- Lamer described failure to comply with the forgoing Rule 18 as constituting "... a breach of procedural fairness."

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