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10Aug
2022

BC Supreme Court Quashes Vancouver Rent Control Bylaws

The BC Supreme Court recently considered the City of Vancouver’s pioneering attempt to impose rent controls between tenancies by bylaw in...

20May
2022

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...

05Apr
2022

Province Releases DRIPA Action Plan: Implications for Local Governments

On March 30, 2022, the Province released its highly-anticipated Action Plan for implementing the Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous...

16Mar
2022

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...

02Mar
2022

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

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...

09Feb
2022

Grievance Dismissed – COVID-19 Vaccine Policy Upheld

An Ontario Arbitrator recently dismissed grievances filed by the Power Workers’ Union (PWU) on behalf of 12 employees who were placed on an...

22Dec
2021

New Provincial Health Orders in Effect as of Midnight December 22, 2021

The Provincial Health Officer announced new restrictions this week in response to the increased risk of COVID infection presented by the...

01Dec
2021

BC Introduces 5 day Paid Sick Leave Program

The Province recently amended the Employment Standards Act (“ESA”) to provide for 5 days of paid sick leave for all employees. This...

30Nov
2021

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...

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