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Stefanie Ratjen

Recent Publications

24Nov
2018
Seminar Papers

#Whatnow? Sexual Misconduct and the Workplace

The #metoo movement has empowered many people to speak up against sexual assault misconduct. From CBC to Hollywood to Google Inc, sexual...

20Oct
2018
Events

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...

16Oct
2018
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...

16Jul
2018
Client Bulletins

New Legislation: Cannabis Production in the Agricultural Land Reserve

On Friday, July 13, 2018, the provincial government made changes to what qualifies as a “farm use” in relation to cannabis production on...

10Jun
2018
Events

CAUBO 2018 Conference - Vancouver

Stefanie Ratjen will be presenting a session entitled "Cannabis and the Campus: What Employers Need to Know" at the Canadian Association...

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...

02May
2018
Events

CBA - Budding New Law: The Cannabis Potential - Webinar

Stefanie Ratjen will be presenting at the Canadian Bar Association's "Budding New Law: The Cannabis Potential" webinar being held May 2,...

23Apr
2018
Blog

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...

21Mar
2018
Blog

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
Newsletter

Newsletter Volume 29, Number 1

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

01Mar
2018
Events

Translink Transportation Forum

Stefanie Ratjen will be presenting a session entitled "Open Data 101" at the Translink Transportation Forum being hosted by the City of...

06Feb
2018
Blog

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...

05Dec
2017
Blog

A Mixed Bag: Cannabis to be sold at Public and Private Stores in BC; Minimum Age is 19

Initial information on how cannabis will be regulated in BC has been released by the provincial government. On December 5, 2017, the...

28Nov
2017
Seminar Papers

Legalizing Cannabis: A Joint Effort

With the introduction of the Cannabis Act, the Federal government is proposing the legalization of the recreational use of cannabis....

25Sep
2017
Newsletter

Newsletter Volume 28, Number 3 - UBCM Conference Issue

In this UBCM Conference issue: Do not disturb: Striking a balance between welcoming public spaces and freedom of expression - Stefanie...

13Sep
2017
Blog

A joint effort: Ontario's Proposed Cannabis Retail Model

The Ontario provincial government has released its framework to regulate the use and sale of recreational cannabis. Although additional...

31May
2017
Blog

When the Truth Hurts, but is also a Defence to Defamation

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has confirmed that when a former employer tells the truth in an employment reference check, they...

03May
2017
Client Bulletins

A Hazy Road Ahead: The Proposed Cannabis Act and Local Governments

A new legal landscape for the recreational use of cannabis in Canada has been proposed in the House of Commons. For local governments,...

20Mar
2017
Newsletter

Newsletter Volume 28, Number 1

In this Issue: Settlement Records Protected from Disclosure in British Columbia - Francesca Marzari Top Ten Tips for Municipalities as...

04Jan
2017
Blog

Smoke Signals: Cannabis Task Force Report a Sign of What's in Store for Local Governments

The Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation has released its final report, A Framework for the Legalization and Regulation of...

28Nov
2016
Seminar Papers

Medical Marihuana in the Workplace

An increasing amount of people are being prescribed medical marihuana to deal with various medical conditions and disabilities. Given the...

28Nov
2016
Seminar Papers

Redrawing the Boundaries Applying the New Human Rights Legislation Locally

Recent changes to the BC Human Rights Code provide explicit protections against discrimination on the grounds of gender identity or...

15Nov
2016
Blog

Appeal Court sends a message that a local government is unable to regulate mailbox placement.

A local government has lost its fight to regulate the location of Canada Post’s proposed community mailboxes (CMBs). In Canada Post v...

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