Disclosure rights and duties
[ 174] As we have already seen, even for material in the possession or control of the prosecuting Crown, an accused’s right to
disclosure and the reciprocal duty of the prosecuting Crown to
disclose are not absolute. No accused is entitled to receive and no
Crown required to disclose material or information which is irrelevant, privileged, or subject to a separate or discrete disclosure
regime: R. v. Stinchcombe, supra, at pp. 336-40 S.C.R.; R. v. Dixon,
 1 S.C.R. 244,  S.C.J. No. 17, at para. 20; Gubbins, at
The principles of statutory interpretation
[ 175] It is well settled that statutory interpretation cannot be
founded on the wording of the legislation alone. Instead, the
approach is that advocated by Elmer Driedger in his Construction
of Statutes (2nd ed., 1983):
Today there is only one principle or approach, namely, the words of an Act are
to be read in their entire context and in their grammatical and ordinary sense
harmoniously with the scheme of the Act, the object of the Act, and the inten-
tion of Parliament.
See Bell ExpressVu Limited Partnership v. Rex,  2 S.C.R.
559,  S.C.J. No. 43, at para. 26; Rizzo & Rizzo Shoes Ltd.
(Re) (1998), 36 O.R. (3d) 418,  1 S.C.R. 27,  S.C.J.
No. 2, at para. 21; Wilson v. British Columbia (Superintendent of
Motor Vehicles),  3 S.C.R. 300,  S.C.J. No. 47, 2015
SCC 47, at para. 18.
[ 176] This preferred approach recognizes the significant role
that context must play when courts construe the written words of
a statute. No statutory provision is an island in itself. Its words
take their colour from their surroundings: Bell ExpressVu, at
para. 27. All issues of statutory interpretation involve the fundamental question of what Parliament intended. To discover what
Parliament intended, we look at the words of the provision,
informed by its history, context and purpose: R. v. Mabior, 
2 S.C.R. 584,  S.C.J. No. 47, 2012 SCC 47, at para. 20.
[ 177] It is also a well-established principle of statutory inter-
pretation that the legislature, in this case Parliament, does not
intend to produce absurd consequences. Absurdity occurs if the
( i) leads to ridiculous or frivolous consequences;
( ii) is extremely unreasonable or inequitable;
( iii) is illogical or incoherent;