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Client Bulletins 2015

December 2015

15Dec
2015

Building Act Clock Starts Ticking

Some sections of the new Building Act that significantly affect local governments came into force on December 15. Section 5 of the Act...

07Dec
2015

Quebec Councillor Disqualified for Municipal Contract

In British Columbia local elected officials who consider our “ethical conduct” rules to be unduly onerous might take some comfort from a...

October 2015

27Oct
2015

OIPC Investigates Public Bodies’ Records Retention & Disposal Practices

The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC) recently released Investigation Report F15-03, based on investigations into...

21Oct
2015

Abbotsford Bylaws Prohibiting Overnight Camping In Public Places Found Unconstitutional

In Abbotsford City v. Shantz, 2015 BCSC 1909, the Chief Justice of the BC Supreme Court found a number of the City’s bylaws related to...

September 2015

08Sep
2015

Young Anderson Lawyers Available For Advice During UBCM 2015 Convention

A meeting room has been arranged at the Pan Pacific Hotel for the duration of the UBCM Convention (September 22-24, 2015) to assist...

July 2015

10Jul
2015

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...

April 2015

15Apr
2015

Taxi War: When Municipalities Can Frustrate Provincial Aims

In recent years, suburban taxis companies have made repeated efforts to obtain operating permits to allow them to meet the significant...

February 2015

17Feb
2015

Building Act Phases out Local Building Standards

After more than a decade of consultation the Province has introduced a new Building Act. The Act modifies the current building regulation...

January 2015

29Jan
2015

Public Hearing Procedures: A New Wrinkle

The B.C. Supreme Court has added a new wrinkle to the extensive case law on procedural fairness in the context of statutory public...

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