Standing

The test of a person's entitlement or status to bring an application for judicial review and to obtain a remedy from the court.

The requirement that an individual must show a specific legal right or interest before bringing an action to challenge the constitutional validity of a law.

Right of a particular plaintiff to seek a particular remedy against a particular defendant; see Thomas Cromwell, Locus Standi: The Law of Standing in Canada (Toronto: Carswell, 1986); for a contemporary judicial discussion of standing, see Greater Victoria Concerned Citizens Association v British Columbia (Capital Commission) (1990), 46 Admin LR 74 (BCSC).

Reference

Thomas Cromwell, Locus Standi: The Law of Standing in Canada (Toronto: Carswell, 1986)

Greater Victoria Concerned Citizens Association v British Columbia (Capital Commission) (1990), 46 Admin LR 74 (BCSC)