It is trite law that costs are a wholly discretionary matter for the Court. This is confirmed by section 21 of the Court of Queen’s Bench Act, RSA 2000, c C-31, Rule 601(1) of the Alberta Rules of Court, and Rule 90(h) of the Surrogate Court Rules. Such discretion is, of course, to be exercised judicially and upon correct legal principles, as observed in Dansereau Estate v Vallee, 2000 ABQB 288 at para 16.2
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