The tort of abuse of public office is one example of the way in which the government is subject to tort liability. However, as indicated by the authorities, the threshold for the tort of abuse of public office is high, and reflects the sentiments expressed in Just v. British Columbia, 1989 CanLII 16 (SCC),  2 S.C.R. 1228 that the government should be held liable for its actions only in exceptional circumstances.
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