Following the dismissal of Ms. Mcanherin’s petition, the parties were invited to make submissions with respect to costs. By way of background, the petition arose out of the seizure and detention of the petitioner’s animals by the respondent, British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The principal ground of attack was that the information to obtain was grounded upon a warrantless and, hence, an illegal search by the respondent.
The successful respondent sought costs and disbursements. The petitioner said the ordinary rule that costs follow the event should not be applied based on four grounds. However, the respondents were given their costs.
Source: Case Law
Jurisdiction: British Columbia