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Seminar Papers 2018

November 2018

24Nov
2018

Business Regulation: How Far Can You Go?

In 1994 in a case that raised the scope of the municipal power to regulate businesses under the Municipal Act, Madam Justice Southin put...

24Nov
2018

Affordable Housing Toolkit Update

This paper discusses some of the potential tools and recent developments to promote affordable housing in British Columbia. The first...

24Nov
2018

Planning for Resiliency

Since at least the 1990s, and coinciding with the release of the Brundtland Report and the adoption of the United Nations Framework...

24Nov
2018

#Whatnow? Sexual Misconduct and the Workplace

The #metoo movement has empowered many people to speak up against sexual assault misconduct. From CBC to Hollywood to Google Inc, sexual...

24Nov
2018

Professional Reliance: A Local Government Perspective

This paper looks at some of the findings contained in the Final Report of the Review of Professional Reliance in Natural Resource...

24Nov
2018

Cannabis: The Whole Picture

Cannabis regulation is a big topic and hot topic for local governments. October 17, 2018 saw Canada’s Parliament legalize possession of...

24Nov
2018

All You Need to Know About Parks

When strolling through a beautiful BC park on a Sunday walk, one frequently ponders the nature of the park, articulating fascinating and...

24Nov
2018

The Ins and Outs of Drainage

The law of drainage, as it applies to local governments in British Columbia, is drawn from two sources: the common law and statute. The...

24Nov
2018

Expropriation 201

In this paper, we go beyond the general process to be followed by local governments when exercising their expropriation powers and...

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