What is the test for interpretation of section 78(1) and paragraph 87(d)?

Canada (Federal), Canada

The following excerpt is from Canada v. Dow Chemical Canada Inc., 2008 FCA 231 (CanLII):

The parties are agreed that the interpretation of subsection 78(1) and paragraph 87(7)(d) raises questions of law which stand to be reviewed on a standard of correctness (Housen v. Nikolaisen, 2002 SCC 33, [2002] 2 S.C.R. 235 at paras. 33 and 36).

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