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Seminar Papers 2012

December 2012

03Dec
2012

Local Government and First Nations: The Duty to Consult

In 2004, we presented a paper at this seminar entitled “The Duty to Consult First Nations: Is Local Government Next?”. At that time this...

03Dec
2012

Employer Obligations: Staying Out of Hot Water

Recent case law and changes to the Workers Compensation Act in relation to bullying and harassment highlight the increasing obligations...

03Dec
2012

Agreements; The Top 10 List

This paper contains, with no attempt at “Lettermanesque” humour, a “top 10” list of points for consideration with respect to local...

03Dec
2012

The Land Development Process: From the Legal Perspective

There are several perspectives from which land development can be viewed. For example, the developer’s perspective will include elements...

03Dec
2012

Contaminated Sites: Liability for Remediation Know the Risks, Manage the Risks

Any local government that owns or occupies land as a landowner, tenant or occupier has exposure to liability for environmental...

03Dec
2012

Intellectual Property: the Basics

The term “intellectual property” refers to a legal property interest in “creations of the mind”: such things as ideas, music, words,...

03Dec
2012

Development Approvals Under Part 26: What's New (and What's Old)

Over the past year we have received several questions on the process around considering official community plan bylaws and zoning bylaws...

03Dec
2012

Financing Municipal Services: A Lawyer, an Engineer, and an Accountant are Driving Down the Road ...

Constructing, expanding, and upgrading municipal services and systems, and particularly capital services such as sewer, drainage, water,...

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