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Seminar Papers 2009

November 2009

27Nov
2009

Reducing Liability in Tendering: An Update

The firm’s 2001 seminar included a presentation entitled "Reducing Liability in Tendering". The paper upon which that presentation was...

27Nov
2009

Recent Decisions of Courts

Virdis v. North Vancouver (City) 2009 BCSC 1118 This challenge to an OCP amending bylaw dealt with whether the rather distinctive...

27Nov
2009

Public Hearings

We are all very familiar with the requirement of section 890 of the Local Government Act that local governments hold a public hearing...

27Nov
2009

Nuisance, Negligence and the Canada Line

Local governments make decisions every day that have a direct effect on the profitability of people’s lands. Fundamentally, local...

27Nov
2009

New Technology and Social Media in the Workplace

Employee use of the internet and email, both at work and at home, raises unique challenges for employers given the proliferation of the...

27Nov
2009

Is your security worth the paper its written on

Questions frequently arise regarding forms of security that are available for consideration by local governments. This paper will analyze...

27Nov
2009

How to achieve a successful remedial action

Council has the power under Part 3, Division 12 of the Community Charter to impose a remedial action requirement on a person. The...

27Nov
2009

Elected Officials - Game Misconduct

In the last year or two, there have been a number of interesting court decisions involving the behaviour of elected officials and their...

27Nov
2009

The Basics of Expropriation

How does a local government take land without the consent of the owner of the land? This paper outlines, in very general terms, the...

27Nov
2009

Appointment and Powers of Bylaw Enforcement Officers

On more than one occasion we’ve been asked about the validity of a specific individual’s appointment as a bylaw enforcement officer. The...

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