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James Barth

Recent Publications

05Mar
2024
Newsletter

Newsletter Volume 35, Number 1

In this issue: BC Court of Appeal Clarifies Law of Confidentiality and Indemnification - Sukh Manhas & Nick FalzonEmergency and...

05Dec
2023
Client Bulletins

New Legislative Changes Require Local Governments to have Reasonable Alternative Shelter Available Before Enforcing Bylaw on Encampment Residents

A number of major legislative changes for local governments received royal assent on November 30th 2023. The most prominent changes are...

24Nov
2023
Seminar Papers

FOI & Privacy Law Update

The legal landscape around freedom of information (“FOI”) and privacy in British Columbia was altered significantly in late 2021. The...

18Sep
2023
Newsletter

Newsletter Volume 34, Number 3 - UBCM Conference Issue

In this UBCM Conference issue: Delegations to Council - A Charter Right - Bill BuholzerThe Growing World of First Nations Heritage...

08Jun
2023
Newsletter

Newsletter Volume 34, Number 2 - LGMA Conference Issue

In this LGMA conference issue: Artificial General (Municipal) Intelligence: Not Quite Yet - Nick FalzonBC Financial Services Authority...

07Mar
2023
Newsletter

Newsletter Volume 34, Number 1

In this issue:Best Practices for C2C Meetings - Amy O'Connor Riparian Area Protection Powers Rolled Back by the Court of Appeal - Bill...

18Nov
2022
Seminar Papers

Local Governments Wearing Two Hats: What are the Legal Issues?

Local governments have a vast plethora of roles, obligations, and functions to play – as anyone working in local government is all too...

07Oct
2022
Client Bulletins

Elections Questions? Call us - our E-Team is ready!

In order to assist with the upcoming local government elections, we have a designated team of lawyers to respond to your elections related...

23Sep
2022
Client Bulletins

Ontario Court of Appeal Finds that an Employer Accessing Employees’ Private Conversation Open on Work Device is a Breach of the Employees’ Privacy Rights

In the recent decision Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario v. York Region District School Board, 2022 ONCA 476, the Court of Appeal...

12Sep
2022
Newsletter

Newsletter Volume 33, Number 3 - UBCM Conference Issue

In this UBCM Conference issue: City of Vancouver Cannot Control Rent by By-law, BC Supreme Court Finds - Elizabeth Anderson & Nick...

06Sep
2022
Client Bulletins

BC Supreme Court Finds ICBC Vicariously Liable for its Employee’s Breach of the Privacy Act

A recent British Columbia Supreme Court decision has opened possible new areas of liability for public bodies whose employees breach...

30Aug
2022
Client Bulletins

Elections Questions? Our E-Team Is Ready for Your Call

In order to assist with the upcoming local government elections, we have a designated team of lawyers to respond to your elections related...

20May
2022
Client Bulletins

BC Court of Appeal Affirms Distinction Between Employees and Independent Contractors Under the Employment Standards Act

In the recent decision Beach Place Ventures Ltd. v. Employment Standards Tribunal, 2022 BCCA 147, the Court of Appeal for British Columbia...

16Mar
2022
Client Bulletins

Province Lifts Mask Mandate

The Provincial Health Officer announced on March 10, 2022 that the requirement to wear masks in indoor public spaces would be lifted. As...

14Mar
2022
Newsletter

Newsletter Volume 33, Number 1

In this issue: Let's Talk About Tax Sales - Michael Moll & Elizabeth AndersonRecent Decisions on Employers COVID-19 Vaccination...

02Mar
2022
Client Bulletins

Further Amendments to Local Government Legislation Now in Effect

In a previous bulletin we reviewed legislative changes to be introduced by the Municipal Affairs Statutes Amendment Act (No. 2), 2021 (the...

17Feb
2022
Client Bulletins

Province Lifts Majority of COVID-19 Restrictions

The Provincial Health Officer announced the easing of COVID-19 safety measures in BC effective February 17, 2022. While the written orders...

30Nov
2021
Client Bulletins

Update on Significant Amendments to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

Significant changes to British Columbia’s freedom of information and privacy law came into force on November 25, 2021. As our previous...

26Nov
2021
Seminar Papers

What’s New in the World of Freedom of Information?

The law and procedure surrounding freedom of information (“FOI”) is in a constant state of flux. Its state of play continues to be altered...

27Oct
2021
Client Bulletins

Significant Amendments to Local Government Legislation Proposed in Bill 26

The provincial legislature tabled Bill 26 – Municipal Affairs Statutes Amendment Act (No. 2), 2021 on October 26, 2021. The proposed...

22Sep
2021
Client Bulletins

Timeline for Upcoming Changes to Electronic Meetings

Next week, two important dates will come up for local governments in relation to the holding of meetings through electronic means. On...

13Sep
2021
Newsletter

Newsletter Volume 32, Number 3 - UBCM Conference Issue

In this UBCM Conference issue:Conflict of Interest or Community of Interest? Court Interprets the "Electors Generally" Exception - Julia...