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Reece Harding

Recent Publications

24Nov
2018
Seminar Papers

All You Need to Know About Parks

When strolling through a beautiful BC park on a Sunday walk, one frequently ponders the nature of the park, articulating fascinating and...

14Aug
2018
Events

Municipal Administration Training Institute - Kelowna

Reece Harding will be teaching "Municipal Law" at the Municipal Administration Training Institute (MATI) on August 14, 2018 at the...

17May
2018
Events

2018 LGMA Annual Conference - Victoria

Reece Harding will be presenting a session entitled "Responsible Conduct Overview" at the Local Government Management Association Annual...

04Apr
2018
Events

GFOABC Property Tax 203: Local Government & the Assessment Appeal Process - Webinar

Reece Harding will be presenting an "Assessment Appeals" session at the Government Finance Officers Association of BC "Property Tax 203:...

22Mar
2018
Blog

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...

31Jan
2018
Events

LGLA 2018 Leadership Forum - Richmond

Reece Harding will be presenting a session entitled "Responsible Conduct: Codes of Conduct from Principles to Action!" at the Local...

28Nov
2017
Seminar Papers

Assessment Appeals: What is the Role for Local Government?

This paper explores the following: 1. Legislation Overview; 2. Considerations on Getting Involved; 3. How to get Involved; and 4....

24Oct
2017
Events

AGLG - Surrey

Reece Harding will be speaking at the Auditor General for Local Government on October 24, 2017.

25Sep
2017
Events

BC Mayors’ Caucus - UBCM Convention Vancouver

Reece Harding will be presenting a session entitled "Code of Conduct" at the BC Mayors' Caucus on the first day of the UBCM Convention...

15Aug
2017
Events

Municipal Administration Training Institute - Kelowna

Reece Harding will be teaching "Municipal Law" at the Municipal Administration Training Institute (MATI) on August 15, 2017 at the...

14Jun
2017
Events

GFOABC BC Conference 2017 - Victoria

Reece Harding and Sukhbir Manhas will be presenting a session entitled "The Role of Local Governments in Assessment Appeals" at the...

29Mar
2017
Events

2017 Regional District CAO Forum - Victoria

Reece Harding will be presenting a session entitled "Open Session on Integrity: Finding the Right Solution in BC" at the Regional...

27Sep
2016
Events

UBCM Annual Conference - Victoria

Reece Harding will be presenting a session entitled "Open Season on Integrity: Hunting for the Right Solution for BC" at the Union of BC...

09Aug
2016
Events

Municipal Administration Training Institute - Kelowna

Reece Harding will be teaching "Municipal Law" at the Municipal Administration Training Institute (MATI) on August 9, 2016 at the...

27May
2016
Events

South Coast Regional District Seminar - Powell River

Reece Harding will be presenting a session entitled "Do BC Local Governments Need an Integrity Commissioner?" at the Powell River...

03May
2016
Events

2016 BC Mayors' Caucus - Fort St John

Reece Harding will be presenting a session entitled "Do BC Local Governments Need an Integrity Commissioner?" at the 2016 BC Mayors'...

27Apr
2016
Events

JUL 2017 GFOABC Collectors’ Forum - webinar

Reece Harding will be presenting a "Legal Update" at the Government Finance Officers Associate of BC Collector's Forum webinar being held...

09Apr
2016
Events

AVICC 2016 AGM & Convention - Nanaimo

Reece Harding will be presenting a session entitled "Local Government & First Nations: Some Foundational Legal Principles" at the...

30Mar
2016
Events

2016 Regional District CAO Forum - Victoria

Reece Harding will be presenting a session entitled "Integrity Commissioner" at the Regional District CAO Forum being held in Victoria...

05Feb
2016
Events

LGLA 2016 Leadership Forum - Richmond

Reece Harding will be presenting a session entitled "Is there a Role for an Integrity Commissioner?" at the Local Government Leadership...

30Nov
2015
Seminar Papers

Open Season on Integrity: Hunting for the Right Solution for BC

This paper examines the current legislative vacuum in British Columbia in dealing with an elected official’s misconduct. The paper then...

11Aug
2015
Events

Municipal Administration Training Institute - Victoria

Reece Harding will be teaching "Introduction to Local Government Law and Bylaw Drafting" at the Municipal Administration Training...

10Jul
2015
Client Bulletins

Canada Post v. City of Hamilton Community Mailbox Placement Fight To Continue

Canada Post is ending all urban door-to-door mail service to five million Canadians in five years. Like any change in government...

28May
2015
Events

GFOABC BC Conference 2015 - Penticton

Reece Harding will be presenting a session entitled "Tips in the PILT World" at the GFOA Conference in Penticton from May 27-29, 2015.

24Apr
2015
Events

AKBLG 2015 Conference - Nakusp

Reece Harding will be presenting a session entitled "First Nations Supeme Court Ruling" at the Association of Kootenay Boundary Local...

16Apr
2015
Events

2015 PIBC Annual Conference - Beyond Borders - Seattle

Ray Young, Reece Harding & Gregg Cockrill will be presenting a session entitled "First Nations" at the 2015 PIBC Annual Conference -...

01Dec
2014
Seminar Papers

The Tsilhqot'in Nation and Whistler Cases: What Do They Mean for Local Government

This paper deals with the Supreme Court of Canada’s recent landmark decision in the Tsilhqot’in v. British Columbia, the first case in...

25Feb
2014
Blog

4 Year Terms on the Way

The Provincial government will introduce legislation this spring to change local election terms from 3 to 4 year cycles. If enacted the...

07Feb
2014
Events

LGLA Forum - Richmond

Reece Harding will be presenting a session entitled Elected Officials: Game Misconduct at the Local Government Leadership Academy Forum...

02Dec
2013
Seminar Papers

MMBC: What are the Issues?

In 2004, the Province enacted the Recycling Regulation under the Environmental Management Act to implement a framework for extended...

25Oct
2013
Blog

District of Invermere Succeeds in Deer Cull Petition

On October 25, 2013, the B.C. Supreme Court dismissed the Petition of the Invermere Deer Protection Society who were seeking to...

22Oct
2013
Blog

British Columbia Court of Appeal Clarifies Relationship between Local Governments and First Nations

Reece Harding's article: British Columbia Court of Appeal Clarifies Relationship between Local Governments and First Nations has been...

15Aug
2013
Events

Municipal Administration Training Institute - Victoria

Reece Harding will be teaching an Introduction to Local Government Law at the Municipal Administration Training Institute (MATI) on...

11Apr
2013
Blog

Adams Lake Indian Band Denied Leave to Appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada

On April 11, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed the application of the Adams Lake Indian Band for leave to appeal from the...

12Mar
2013
Newsletter

Newsletter Volume 24 Number 1

In this Issue: A Look Back at 2012 - Francesca MarzariCourt of Appeal Rejects Local Government Duty to Consult First Nation - Reece...

27Feb
2013
Events

Canadian Bar Association joint meeting of the Aboriginal and Municipal Law subsections

Reece Harding will be speaking at the Canadian Bar Association joint meeting of the Aboriginal and Municipal Law subsections on the...

03Dec
2012
Seminar Papers

Local Government and First Nations: The Duty to Consult

In 2004, we presented a paper at this seminar entitled “The Duty to Consult First Nations: Is Local Government Next?”. At that time this...

30Nov
2012
Blog

Court Declares Toronto Shark Fin Soup Bylaw Invalid

In Reasons for Judgment released today, the Ontario Supreme Court of Justice declared the Toronto Shark Fin Soup Bylaw to be invalid as...

30Nov
2012
Events

Young Anderson Annual Local Government Law Seminar - Vancouver

Young, Anderson will be presenting its Annual Local Government Law Seminar on November 30, 2012 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, 900...

31Oct
2012
Client Bulletins

Property Assessment Appeal Board Finds Nominal Value in Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal

In this decision which is sure to cause debate within local government financial circles, the Property Assessment Appeal Board ("PAAB")...

25Sep
2012
Client Bulletins

Court of Appeal Rejects Local Government Duty to Consult First Nations

On September 24, 2012 the British Columbia Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal of the Neskonlith Indian Band. The NIB had sought to...

16Aug
2012
Blog

Local Government Duty to Consult - Case Reserved

On August 15, 2012, our British Columbia Court of Appeal reserved its decision in Neskonlith Indian Band v. City of Salmon Arm. This appeal...

16Aug
2012
Events

Municipal Administration Training Institute

Reece Harding will be teaching segments on Local Government Law and Bylaw Drafting at MATI on August 16, 2012 at the University of...

20Jan
2012
Client Bulletins

Supreme Court of Canada Upholds North Cowichan Tax Rates Bylaw

On January 20, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada delivered unanimous Reasons for Judgment in Catalyst Paper Corp. v. North Cowichan...

18Jan
2012
Blog

Supreme Court of Canada - Catalyst Paper v. District of North Cowichan - Reasons

The Reasons for Judgment in Catalyst Paper Corporation v. Corporation of the District of North Cowichan, heard in the Supreme Court of...

02Dec
2011
Events

Young Anderson Annual Client Seminar Vancouver

Young, Anderson held its annual Vancouver Client Seminar on December 2, 2011 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.

13Aug
2011
Events

MATI - August 13, 2011

Reece Harding taught the Introduction to Local Government Law and Bylaw Drafting Course on August 13, 2011.

03Dec
2010
Events

Young, Anderson Annual Client Seminar

Young, Anderson held its annual Client Seminar on December 3, 2010 at the Hotel Vancouver.

12Aug
2010
Events

Municipal Administrators Training Institute, UVIC

Reece Harding presented a primer on Local Government Law issues to registrants of the MATI 1 course. Victoria, August 12, 2010

10May
2010
Events

Municipal Administrators Training Institute, University of Victoria

Reece Harding spoke at the local government law seminar, Municipal Administrators Training Institute, University of Victoria Victoria,...

27Nov
2009
Seminar Papers

Elected Officials - Game Misconduct

In the last year or two, there have been a number of interesting court decisions involving the behaviour of elected officials and their...

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