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November 2018

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...

August 2018

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...

July 2018

09Jul
2018

It's in the Bag (For Now): BC Supreme Court Upholds Victoria's Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags

Across the globe, municipal bans on plastic bags have been met with varying levels of opposition. In Texas, the state Supreme Court, in a...

June 2018

20Jun
2018

Cannabis Act Timeline Established

The Prime Minister has announced today that the official date for the coming into force of the federal Cannabis Act will be October 17,...

April 2018

26Apr
2018

Giving Local Governments the Information and Tools to Address Rental Housing Shortages

On April 24, 2018, BC’s provincial government introduced two Bills intended to address the issues of housing affordability and lack of...

23Apr
2018

Expanded job-protected leaves proposed by BC Government

The B.C. government has introduced Bill 6, the Employment Standards Amendment Act, 2018, in the B.C. legislature. This Bill will expand...

March 2018

22Mar
2018

British Columbia Supreme Court Confirms Site Profile Opt-Out Means No Development Freeze

In Gibsons Alliance of Business and Community Society v. Town of Gibsons, 2018 BCSC 448, the court has confirmed for those local...

21Mar
2018

High-Level Insight: Consultation Report on Cannabis Regulations Released

This week, the federal government released a summary report from its public consultation on the proposed approach to the regulation of...

13Mar
2018

Michael McEvoy appointed next Information and Privacy Commissioner for BC

Michael McEvoy has been appointed the next Information and Privacy Commissioner for BC, effective April 1, 2018. Michael McEvoy is...

February 2018

19Feb
2018

OIPC Reviewing Local Government Video Surveillance

The OIPC issued a release on February 7, 2018, regarding its concerns about video surveillance by local...

06Feb
2018

A Chronic Issue: BC releases details on how cannabis will be sold

On February 5, 2018, the Provincial government released further details about the highly-anticipated legislation to regulate the...

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