What is the test for a cost award?

Nova Scotia, Canada

The following excerpt is from Veinotte v. Chute, 2020 NSSC 271 (CanLII):

Whether it is achieved through adjusting the “amount involved”, or through increasing or decreasing tariff costs, the ultimate goal of a costs award is “to do justice between the parties”: CPR 77.02; Young v. Hubbards Food, para. 16.

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