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Client Bulletins 2012

December 2012

03Dec
2012

Ontario Superior Court of Justice Rules Toronto Shark Fin Ban Invalid

On November 30, 2012, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice struck down the City of Toronto’s bylaw banning the possession, sale, and...

November 2012

23Nov
2012

Court of Appeal Confirms Adequacy of Consultation Regarding North Cowichan Water Project

Note: SCC Refuses Leave to Appeal in Halalt Case. For more details see our July 11, 2013 Blog:...

01Nov
2012

Cohen Report Cites Problems with RAR Implementation

The report of the Cohen Commission of Inquiry into the Decline of Sockeye Salmon in the Fraser River has been released. Given that the...

October 2012

31Oct
2012

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")...

25Oct
2012

Workplace Computers and Employee Privacy Rights

The Supreme Court of Canada recently released the decision of R. v. Cole about whether a teacher had a reasonable expectation of privacy...

September 2012

25Sep
2012

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...

August 2012

16Aug
2012

BCCA Clarifies Disclosure Requirements in the Public Hearing Process

On August 14, 2012, the British Columbia Court of Appeal allowed Fisher Road Holdings Ltd.’s appeal in Fisher Road Holdings Ltd. v...

10Aug
2012

Per Unit Latecomer Charges Restored

The British Columbia Court of Appeal this week reversed the lower court’s decision in Okanagan Land Development Corporation v. City of...

April 2012

04Apr
2012

Supreme Court Rejects Local Government Duty to Consult First Nations

Since the Supreme Court of Canada’s 2004 decision in Haida Nation v. British Columbia (Minister of Forests), First Nations around the...

January 2012

20Jan
2012

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...

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