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11Feb
2020

Court Upholds New Westminster Business Regulation Bylaw Targeting Renovictions

In 1193652 B.C. Ltd. v. New Westminster (City), 2020 BCSC 163, released on February 11, 2020, Chief Justice Hinkson dismissed a petition...

01Nov
2019

BC expands opportunities for cloud-based services for public bodies

Bill 35 received royal assent yesterday, October 31, amending the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act to relax some of the...

22Jul
2019

Should a local government be liable for an assault captured by its CCTV on a public overpass?

The Alberta Court of Appeal says yes. In McAlister v Calgary (City), 2019 ABCA 214, the plaintiff McAlister and a woman were walking...

17Dec
2018

A blunt end to non-compliant cannabis dispensaries in Vancouver

In a decisive statement on the scope of municipal power to regulate cannabis dispensaries, Chief Justice Hinkson of the BC Supreme Court...

30Nov
2018

Amendments to the Human Rights Code Receive Royal Assent

Bill 50, the Human Rights Code Amendment Act, which re-establishes the British Columbia Human Rights Commission, received royal assent on...

17Aug
2018

Supreme Court of Canada to Revisit Dunsmuir

In a 2016 paper, Justice Stratas of the Federal Court of Appeal bemoaned the state of administrative law in Canada, stating: “Our...

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