Fettering

(1) Local government’s agreeing by contract to exercise planning discretion in a particular way; held as being contrary to public policy: see Pacific National Investments Ltd v Victoria (City), 2000 SCC 64; and (2) improper restriction of its powers of decision by a decision-maker, through adopting inflexible pre-existing policy; see Bruce Farms Ltd v Alberta (Energy and Utilities Board), 2002 ABCA 77.

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