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Seminar Papers 2017

November 2017

28Nov
2017

Legalizing Cannabis: A Joint Effort

With the introduction of the Cannabis Act, the Federal government is proposing the legalization of the recreational use of cannabis....

28Nov
2017

The Building Act: What You Need to Know

Legislation about building standards would ordinarily warrant, at most, a ‘break-out’ session at a local government law seminar; in...

28Nov
2017

Water Law: The Water Sustainability Act and More

Water is frequently making headlines in BC. Whether it is too much water—such as the recent flooding in the Okanagan this past spring—or...

28Nov
2017

Local Government Services and the Human Rights Code

This paper is an update to the 2011 seminar paper “Local Government Services – Striking the Accommodation Balance”. Local governments...

28Nov
2017

Mastering the Art of Delegation

Tent cities have been all over the news lately, but did you know the Manitoba Court of Appeal in 1919 was called on to consider the...

28Nov
2017

Tendering Law Update

Tendering is perhaps the most common method used by local governments to procure works and services. Unfortunately for local governments,...

28Nov
2017

Dealing with Aggressive Members of the Public

Aggression / n. 1. the act or practice of attacking without provocation, esp. beginning a quarrel or war. 2. an unprovoked attack. 3....

28Nov
2017

Strata Property: A Primer for Local Goverments

Subdivision by way of strata plan is becoming more common each year as developers seek to capitalize on sale of land that is smaller than...

28Nov
2017

Assessment Appeals: What is the Role for Local Government?

This paper explores the following: 1. Legislation Overview; 2. Considerations on Getting Involved; 3. How to get Involved; and 4....

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