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Barry Williamson

Recent Publications

11Mar
2019
Newsletter

Newsletter Volume 30, Number 1

Wu v. Vancouver: When Making Permitting Decisions, Slow Doesn't Equal Negligent - Guy PattersonCourt Upholds Increased Fee for Building...

24Nov
2018
Seminar Papers

Business Regulation: How Far Can You Go?

In 1994 in a case that raised the scope of the municipal power to regulate businesses under the Municipal Act, Madam Justice Southin put...

07Sep
2018
Newsletter

Newsletter Volume 29, Number 3 - UBCM Conference Issue

In this UBCM Conference issue: Municipal Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags Upheld by Court - Sabrina Spencer Let's Remake a Deal: New Law...

16May
2018
Newsletter

Newsletter Volume 29, Number 2 - LGMA Conference Issue

In this LGMA Conference issue: Missed by a Milestone: Damages Award Against City Upheld in Tendering Case - Joe Scafe BC New...

13Mar
2018
Newsletter

Newsletter Volume 29, Number 1

In this Issue: Supreme Court of Canada Expands Protection Against Discrimination in the Employment Context - Carolyn MacEachern...

28Nov
2017
Seminar Papers

Dealing with Aggressive Members of the Public

Aggression / n. 1. the act or practice of attacking without provocation, esp. beginning a quarrel or war. 2. an unprovoked attack. 3....

16May
2017
Newsletter

Newsletter Volume 28, Number 2 - LGMA Conference Issue

In this LGMA Conference issue: Going Green: A First Look at Canada's Proposed Cannabis Act - Elizabeth Anderson The Perils of...

22Jun
2016
Newsletter

Newsletter Volume 27, Number 2 - LGMA Conference Issue

In this LGMA Conference issue: Win for North Saanich on Ability to Tax Nav Canada for Airport Lands is a Win for All Local Governments...

05Apr
2016
Newsletter

Newsletter Volume 27, Number 1

In this Issue: Edmonton's Uber-Friendly Bylaw - Michael Moll Reminder: Judgements on Title Must be Renewed Every 2 Years - Don...

30Nov
2015
Seminar Papers

Hot Topics & Caselaw Updates

The year 2015 has seen developments in many areas of interest to local governments, both in the courts and in the realm of shifting...

09Mar
2015
Newsletter

Newsletter Volume 26, Number 1

In this Issue: Municipal Zoning Restrictions Apply to Moorage and Public Interest Special Cost Awards Limited - Barry Williamson CPR...

29Sep
2014
Newsletter

Newsletter Volume 25, Number 3 - UBCM Conference Issue

In this UBCM Conference issue: Tsilhqot'in Nation v British Columbia: Aboriginal Title Proven in British Columbia - Gregg Cockrill BC...

02Dec
2013
Seminar Papers

Controlling Councillor Conduct

This paper will consider the power to, and the processes by which a council may address the misconduct of one of its members. After...

15Sep
2013
Newsletter

Newsletter Volume 24, Number 3 - UBCM Conference Issue

In this UBCM Conference issue:BCSC Upholds Local Government Authority to Regulate Long-Term Moorage - Barry WilliamsonCourt Confirms...

11Jun
2013
Newsletter

Newsletter Volume 24, Number 2 - LGMA Conference Issue

In this LGMA Conference issue:Medical Marihuana: Health Canada Hits Reset Button - Bill BuholzerThe Perils of Independent Contractor...

02Dec
2011
Seminar Papers

Injurious Affection and Highway Projects

The Court of Appeal’s recent decision in Susan Heyes Inc. dba Hazel & Co. v. Vancouver (City) 2011 BCCA 77 may have relieved some of...

21Sep
2011
Newsletter

Newsletter Volume 22, Number 2 - UBCM Conference Issue

In this UBCM Conference Issue: Some Observations on the Municipal Auditor General, Provincial Consultation Requirements “Aspirational”,...

03Jun
2011
Client Bulletins

Councillor Convicted for Disclosure of Personal Information

In a May 24, 2011 Provincial Court decision in R. v. Skakun a Prince George councillor was found guilty of breaching section 30.4 of the...

02May
2011
Newsletter

Newsletter Volume 22, Number 1 - LGMA Conference Issue

In this LGMA Conference Issue: How much is that doggie in the window? He’s not for sale anymore, Between a rock and a hard place: Court...

01Sep
2010
Newsletter

Newsletter Volume 21, Number 2

In this Issue: Court OKs process for Surrey civic centre expropriation, What's the big deal about Arkinstall? (Or how to stop worrying...

27Nov
2009
Seminar Papers

Recent Decisions of Courts

Virdis v. North Vancouver (City) 2009 BCSC 1118 This challenge to an OCP amending bylaw dealt with whether the rather distinctive...

01Nov
2008
Seminar Papers

Recent Decisions of the Courts

Martin v. Vancouver (City) 2008 BCCA 197 This was the first judicial decision to consider the power of a BC municipal council to...

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