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Seminar Papers 2014

December 2014

01Dec
2014

The Tsilhqot'in Nation and Whistler Cases: What Do They Mean for Local Government

This paper deals with the Supreme Court of Canada’s recent landmark decision in the Tsilhqot’in v. British Columbia, the first case in...

01Dec
2014

The Perils of Labour & Employment Law

Local government employers are well aware of the many perils involved in managing and dismissing employees given the obligations placed...

01Dec
2014

Working with the AGLG

This paper reviews the statutory basis for the activities of the Auditor General for Local Government, compares that office with similar...

01Dec
2014

Defamation: What Are Your Rights?

Unlike the officers and employees of a private corporation, as an officer or employee of a local government, you are often in the public...

01Dec
2014

Hot Topics in Planning Law

2014 has been a year of a number of important court decisions of interest to local governments, several of which are particularly...

01Dec
2014

FOI Update: A Review of Some "Interesting" FOI Decisions

Access to information legislation, such as the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA), serves an important...

01Dec
2014

The Tough Issue of Homelessness

Many local governments are faced with tough decisions relating to people living in places not generally intended or safe for human...

01Dec
2014

Compost, Recycling and Putrescibles (aka C.R.A.P.): Case Studies in Waste Management

Waste is very lucrative these days. Many municipal and regional district bylaws and waste management plans are not equipped to address...

01Dec
2014

Caselaw Update

This paper summarizes some of the cases of interest from the past 12 months. This paper does not include any comments on the recent,...

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