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FREE Seminar - Bylaw Drafting, Planning & Land Use Management - Nanaimo

As part of our ongoing service to Vancouver Island clients, Young Anderson is presenting a free day-long seminar on topics of interest to local government corporate officers and planners, on May 8, 2015 at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo.

The first half-day of the seminar will focus on bylaw drafting, with a particular focus on issues that commonly arise in the drafting of zoning bylaws and amendments. We’ll break down the typical bylaw, point out the must-haves, the nice-to-haves and the best-to-avoids, and give some examples of judges finding things in bylaws that nobody knew were there, and failing to find things that everybody thought were there. Corporate officer-types may choose to attend just the first half-day.

In the afternoon we plan to drill down into some specific planning law topics related to recent changes in legislation and recent judicial decisions. We’ll probably be dealing with the termination of land use contracts and the interpretation of “permitted use” provisions in zoning bylaws. Possibly there will be some fresh direction from the Province as regards riparian area protection, following on changes to the federal Fisheries Act and the Ombudsperson’s report on reliance on QEPs, that we can share with you. The agenda for this part of the day will remain somewhat open so we can address late-breaking topics, and there will be plenty of time for questions.

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