What is the legal test for determining whether there is a "necessity" for an attorney general to be appointed in a civil proceeding?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Shum v. Tam, 2014 BCSC 1762 (CanLII):

Concerning necessity, Garcon J., as she then was, referenced this criteria in Withler and Fitzsimonds v. Attorney General (Canada), 2005 BCSC 1044. She said:

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