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Seminar Papers 2010

December 2010

03Dec
2010

Construction Projects: From Start to Finish

In this paper, we will provide you with techniques in managing risk in contractual relationships for construction projects. The...

03Dec
2010

Sauce for the Gander: Conflict of Interest for Elected Officials and Employees

Most local government elected officials and employees are aware that the Community Charter contains a comprehensive set of rules with...

03Dec
2010

Elections - Gearing Up for 2011

The first part of this paper reviews what we think are the top election issues, with our choices based in part on court decisions since...

03Dec
2010

Telecommunications: Towers of (Federal) Power

While some telecommunication towers, such as the CN Tower, can offer multiple uses and be heralded as a landmark, other telecommunication...

03Dec
2010

Local Governments and Carbon Offsets

"Allowance units", "compliance units", "emission reduction units", "carbon neutrality", "carbon offsets"...What are these terms and...

03Dec
2010

Avoiding Labour and Employment Litigation

Many recent cases serve as a good reminder of some general principles that employers can follow to try and avoid litigation or at least...

03Dec
2010

Legislative Powers Fettering Agreements - The New Kid on the Block

The Supreme Court of Canada's observation that municipalities cannot "sell zoning" in the absence of provincial legislation implementing...

03Dec
2010

The Growing and Selling of Medical Marijuana: A Local Government's Role

In recent years, medical marijuana dispensaries have been opening up across British Columbia. To date, there are approximately 8...

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