This appeal involves an order dismissing an action as
abandoned but the same principles apply.
I. Master’s consideration of the statutory scheme
 Turning to the three bases identified by the SCJ for
reversing the master, first, she determined that the master erred
in his contextual analysis by failing to consider the entire statutory scheme relating to administrative dismissals.
 Prior to 2015, rule 48.14(0.1) and (1) provided:
48.14(0.1) In this rule,
(a) a statement of defence,
(b) a notice of intent to defend, and
(c) a notice of motion in response to an action, other than a motion
challenging the court’s jurisdiction.
(1) Unless the court orders otherwise, if an action in which a defence has
been filed has not been placed on a trial list or terminated by any means
within two years after the first defence is filed, the registrar shall serve on
the parties a status notice in Form 48C.1 that the action will be dismissed for
delay unless, within 90 days after service of the notice, the action is set down
for trial or terminated, or documents are filed in accordance with subrule 10.
 Also, prior to 2015, rule 48.15(1) provided:
48.15(1) The registrar shall make an order dismissing an action as abandoned if the following conditions are satisfied, unless the court orders otherwise:
1. More than 180 days have passed since the date the originating process was issued.
2. None of the following has been filed:
i. A statement of defence.
ii. A notice of intent to defend.
iii. A notice of motion in response to an action, other than
a motion challenging the court’s jurisdiction.
3. The action has not been disposed of by final order or judgment.
4. The action has not been set down for trial.
5. The registrar has given 45 days notice in Form 48E that the action
will be dismissed as abandoned.
 As such, prior to January 1, 2015, unless a court ordered
otherwise, a defended action could be dismissed for a delay of
approximately two years and 90 days after the first defence was
filed, and an undefended action could be dismissed 180 days after