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Sukhbir Manhas

Recent Publications

22Nov
2019
Seminar Papers

Judicial Review: What You Need To Know

Judicial review is the mechanism by which the courts supervise those who exercise statutory powers to ensure that they do not overstep...

22Nov
2019
Seminar Papers

Caselaw Update and Other Legal News

Recently, there have been a number of significant legislative updates and court decisions that affect local governments. In this paper, we...

24Nov
2018
Seminar Papers

Expropriation 201

In this paper, we go beyond the general process to be followed by local governments when exercising their expropriation powers and...

20Dec
2017
Client Bulletins

The Honourable Madam Justice Marzari

It is with honour that we advise that our partner, colleague, and friend, Francesca Marzari, was appointed as a Justice of the British...

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....

28Nov
2016
Seminar Papers

The A to Z of Local Government Procurement

As we all know, local governments are significant consumers of both goods and services. Local governments purchase a vast array of goods,...

26Sep
2016
Newsletter

Newsletter Volume 27, Number 3 - UBCM Conference Issue

In this UBCM Conference issue: The Building Act: Unrestricted Matters Revealed - Bill Buholzer Assessor of Area #01 - Capital et al v....

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

Anatomy of a Workplace Investigation

You have received a complaint of bullying and harassment in the workplace. What do you do? The first step is to review the complaint and...

01Dec
2014
Seminar Papers

Defamation: What Are Your Rights?

Unlike the officers and employees of a private corporation, as an officer or employee of a local government, you are often in the public...

12Jun
2014
Newsletter

Newsletter Volume 25, Number 2 - LGMA Conference Issue

In this LGMA Conference issue: The Land Conservancy Selling Heritage Properties to Pay Debts - Francesca MarzariBill 17: Sweeping...

02Dec
2013
Seminar Papers

Medical Marihuana Update

The issues surrounding the growing and distribution of medical marihuana have been of particular interest to local governments over the...

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...

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...

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...

09Mar
2011
Client Bulletins

The Constitutional Duty to Consult First Nations

In Reasons for Judgment delivered yesterday in the case of Adams Lake Indian Band v. British Columbia, the British Columbia Supreme Court...

03Dec
2010
Seminar Papers

Construction Projects: From Start to Finish

In this paper, we will provide you with techniques in managing risk in contractual relationships for construction projects. The...

29Apr
2010
Client Bulletins

Court of Appeal Upholds North Cowichan Tax Rates Bylaw

On April 22, 2010, the British Columbia Court of Appeal delivered Reasons for Judgment in Catalyst Paper Corporation v. North Cowichan...

01Mar
2010
Newsletter

Newsletter Volume 21 Number 1

In this Issue: "Curious" tender clause unenforceable, Tax bylaws not land use planning tools, Catalyst update: Vancouver Island tax...

27Nov
2009
Seminar Papers

Public Hearings

We are all very familiar with the requirement of section 890 of the Local Government Act that local governments hold a public hearing...

01Jun
2009
Newsletter

Newsletter Volume 20 Number 2

In this Issue: Provincial consultation with local governments - a matter of principle? Consultation failure invalidates Island bylaws,...

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