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This thesis renders the unstated assumptions that animate statutory interpretation in the administrative state. It argues that the current approach is a disingenuous rhetorical overlay that masks the politics of definitional meaning. After rejecting the possibility of structuring principles in our (post)modern oversaturation of signs, the thesis concludes with an aspirational account of interpretive pragmatism in the face of uncertainty.
Nick Hooper, Language's Empire: A Counter-Telling of Administrative Law in Canada (LLM Thesis, Dalhousie University, Schulich School of Law, 2018) [Unpublished].