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Client Bulletins 2020

April 2020

06Apr
2020

Ministerial Order M094 – Protection of Liability

On April 2, 2020, the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General issued an order under section 10 of the Emergency Program Act...

02Apr
2020

Property Assessment Appeal Board Extends Appeal Deadline to June 1

On April 2, 2020, the Property Assessment Appeal Board (PAAB) exercised its jurisdiction under Ministerial Order M086 to extend the...

02Apr
2020

Province Issues Guidance Document for Enforcement of Public Health Orders

Many local governments continue to seek clarity around enforcing the Province’s social distancing recommendations in the face of the...

March 2020

30Mar
2020

Province suspends limitation periods for court actions and more

In the latest response to legal implications of the pandemic emergency, the BC government has suspended all limitation periods for court...

27Mar
2020

Ministerial Order M084: Part 2

Yesterday, the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General made several orders under section 10 of the Emergency Program Act that...

27Mar
2020

Province allows disclosure of personal information outside Canada so local governments can continue operations during the COVID-19 pandemic emergency

Local governments can now temporarily use remote working tools such as video conferencing services to help maintain their operations during...

26Mar
2020

Province Clarifies Role Of Bylaws Enforcement Officers During COVID-19 Emergency

On March 26, 2020 the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General made several orders under section 10 of the Emergency Program Act...

26Mar
2020

Province Suspends Local States of Emergency

In an effort to ensure coordination between all levels of government in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Province’s Minister of...

26Mar
2020

Relaxation Of Meeting Rules During COVID-19 Pandemic

Today the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General made three orders under section 10 of the Emergency Program Act that affect local...

26Mar
2020

Ministerial Orders Under the Emergency Program Act

All local governments should be aware of the following three Ministerial Orders made by the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General...

24Mar
2020

Changes to the Employment Standards Act in response to the Covid-19 Crisis

On Monday March 23, 2020, the provincial government held an emergency sitting of the legislature in response to the COVID-19 public health...

20Mar
2020

COVID-19 - Provincial Options For Modifying Meeting Rules

Pandemics and the need for “social distancing” were not at top of mind when the meeting rules in the Local Government Act and Community...

19Mar
2020

Revenue Anticipation Borrowing - Being Prepared

This is generally the time when local governments are busy finalizing consultation with the public in relation to their financial plan and...

18Mar
2020

Extension of Time for Responding to Freedom of Information Requests

The public health emergency in British Columbia has prompted clients to ask us about their responsibility under the Freedom of Information...

17Mar
2020

Here To Serve You - Young, Anderson Response to COVID-19

Young, Anderson is committed to ensuring the health and safety of every member of our team, their families and our clients. We want to...

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