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Seminar Papers 2011

December 2011

02Dec
2011

Regulating Business: Where are the Boundaries?

From prohibiting the sale of dogs in pet stores, to medical marijuana “compassion clubs” and body rub parlors, local governments are...

02Dec
2011

Protection of Privacy: The Other Side of the FOI Coin

The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act came into force in 1992. The purposes of the Act are expressed in section 2 as...

02Dec
2011

Local Government Services: Striking the Accommodation Balance

Section 8 of the Human Rights Code (the “Code”) prohibits discrimination on the basis of various enumerated grounds with respect to the...

02Dec
2011

Local Government Procurement: Beyond "Contract A"

Most local government officials dealing with procurement matters have at least some familiarity with ‘Contract A’. It is also well...

02Dec
2011

Injurious Affection and Highway Projects

The Court of Appeal’s recent decision in Susan Heyes Inc. dba Hazel & Co. v. Vancouver (City) 2011 BCCA 77 may have relieved some of...

02Dec
2011

Acquiring and Disposing of Interests in Land

This paper is intended to be a summary of key legal issues concerning the purchase and sale of land by local governments. We will be...

02Dec
2011

New Challenges in Land Use Regulation

This paper discusses common challenges in land use regulation. One common challenge is federal airport zoning regulations for land in the...

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