What is the impact of no settlement offers made by the Respondent to a request for enhanced costs awards?

Canada (Federal), Canada

The following excerpt is from Applewood Holdings Inc. v. The Queen, 2019 TCC 34 (CanLII):

In connection with paragraph (d) dealing with settlement offers, no settlement offers were exchanged. While the Respondent relies on Rio Tinto Alcan v. The Queen, 2016 TCC 258 to suggest the absence of offers should be viewed as a negative factor in a request for enhanced costs awards, the fact that neither side made any offer suggests this factor is neutral.

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