Is personal hardship, poverty and the need for timber for community purposes sufficient to justify unlawful conduct?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Vancouver (City) v. Maurice , 2002 BCSC 1421 (CanLII):

Personal circumstances have, however, not been held to constitute circumstances that are sufficiently exceptional to justify unlawful conduct. Indeed, in British Columbia v. Okanagan Indian Band, supra, at para. 60, personal hardship, poverty, and the need for timber for housing for community purposes were not considered exceptional circumstances sufficient to justify the court exercising its discretion in favour of denying an interlocutory statutory injunction pending determination of the validity of legislation that was said to have been contravened.

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