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Client Bulletins 2021

April 2021

15Apr
2021

Anti-Maskers and Human Rights: Does the Code Protect Me?

The British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal (the “Tribunal”) has received a significant number of complaints since October 2020 alleging...

15Apr
2021

COVID-19 Employee Vaccinations Leave Added to the Employment Standards Act

In our March 24, 2020 blog post titled “Changes to the Employment Standards Act in Response to the COVID-19 Crisis”, we summarized the...

March 2021

31Mar
2021

Severance Agreements Withheld on Basis of Settlement Privilege

The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia (“OIPC”) recently released a decision confirming that...

30Mar
2021

Residential Rental Tenure Zoning Bylaw Upheld by BC Supreme Court

In reasons released March 30, 2021, indexed as V.I.T. Estates Ltd. v. New Westminster (City), 2021 BCSC 573, Mr. Justice Saunders of the BC...

26Mar
2021

COVID Vaccine Update: Employee Groups Prioritized for Vaccine

Following completion of our recent Newsletter article regarding COVID vaccines, the Provincial government announced it would be providing...

February 2021

23Feb
2021

Bill C-21: Municipal Bylaws and Regulation of Firearms

Gun violence is a significant issue. Currently, pursuant to section 8(5) of the Community Charter, a municipal council may, by bylaw,...

17Feb
2021

Site Disclosure Statements – Issues for Local Governments

The amendments to the contaminated site identification and remediation provisions in the Environmental Management Act (EMA) that came into...

January 2021

25Jan
2021

Changes to Contaminated Sites Legislation come into effect on February 1st, 2021

The British Columbia Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy (the “Ministry”) has made changes to the site identification...

21Jan
2021

Face Coverings (COVID-19) Order and Protective Measures (COVID-19) Order

On January 8, 2021, the Province made Ministerial Order No. M012/2021 – Face Coverings (COVID-19) Order and Ministerial Order No. M013/2021...

12Jan
2021

Campaign Contributions, In-Stream Development Applications and Conflicts

In Allan v. Froese, 2021 BCSC 28, released on January 11, 2021, the BC Supreme Court dismissed a petition seeking the removal of the mayor...

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