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Authorson v. Canada (Attorney General), 2003 SCC 39, [2003] 2 SCR 40

Due process protections do not apply to the legislative process.

Byrne v. Van Tienhoven (1880) C.P.D. 344

The mailbox rule does not apply to revocation; revocation sent by post does not take effect until received by offeree. An offer cannot be revoked after it has been accepted.

Canadian Dyers Association Ltd. v Burton (1920), 47 OLR 259 (HL)

A mere statement of price does not constitute an offer to sell; it is no more than an invitation to treat. However, courts will consider the language used and context, in addition to subsequent actions of both parties when determining whether an offer was made.

Hogan v. Newfoundland (Attorney General), 2000 NFCA 12

An unwritten constitutional principle cannot defeat a written constitutional principle.

Roncarelli v Duplessis, [1959] SCR 121

There is no such thing as absolute discretion in public law. Discretion must always be exercised in accordance with statutory purpose.