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Seminar Papers 2008

November 2008

28Nov
2008

Smut, Smoking and Skinny Dipping: Avoiding "Criminal" Bylaws

Certain matters, such as pornography, nudity and drugs, have inspired municipalities to adopt bylaws that resemble criminal law. Such...

01Nov
2008

Strata Development 101

Why Should I Learn About Strata Property? Not only is it quite possible that you will own strata property at some point in time, but as a...

01Nov
2008

Regulations of Highways and Parks

Municipalities have the unique position of being custodians of important community property resources: the network of highways, parks,...

01Nov
2008

Recent Decisions of the Courts

Martin v. Vancouver (City) 2008 BCCA 197 This was the first judicial decision to consider the power of a BC municipal council to...

01Nov
2008

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Navigable Waters, But Were Too Afraid To Ask

Reference to the federal head of power over "shipping and navigation" is enough to put a chill through otherwise intrepid local...

01Nov
2008

Investigating and Enforcing Bylaws

The ability to investigate bylaw infractions and to enforce bylaws are both central to a local government's authority. This paper will...

01Nov
2008

Good News For Employers

Based on a review of the cases we have discussed over the past few years, local government employers may recall receiving various...

01Nov
2008

Going Green, The New B.C. Legislation

It is difficult to decide which aspect of the "climate change" problem, whose existence is being denied by an ever-diminishing number of...

01Nov
2008

Assistance

Local governments are subject to various rules and restrictions regarding their ability to provide financial assistance to other persons,...

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