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Seminar Papers 2020

November 2020

27Nov
2020

Municipal and Provincial Conflicts: Inconsistency or Concurrent Authority?

How far can a local government go before it intrudes on the Province’s jurisdiction? This session delves into the often-litigated and...

27Nov
2020

Public Hearings: A New Era?

For decades, public hearings have been a reliable source of work for litigators acting against local governments in British Columbia. The...

27Nov
2020

Local Government Assistance

COVID-19 has placed unprecedented pressure on business. As a consequence, businesses have approached local governments for accommodations...

27Nov
2020

How are the Courts Approaching the Duty of Care in Negligence Claims Against Local Governments?

Recent decisions indicate that the courts are more reserved in their approach to the question of whether local governments owe a duty of...

26Nov
2020

Governance: Conflicts, Codes of Conduct, and Beyond

This session will first delve into council and board member ethical obligations under the Community Charter, with a focus on conflicts of...

26Nov
2020

ALR Update: What Local Governments Need to Know

The regulations under the Agricultural Land Commission Act have undergone significant and swift recent changes, with potentially...

26Nov
2020

Land Title Instruments: New (and Old) Issues

As a primer on two statutory tools contained in the B.C. Land Title Act frequently used by local governments: statutory right of ways and...

26Nov
2020

Report Writing: The Dos and Don’ts

Effective report writing is an essential skill that every local government official must have. This session provides an overview of the law...

25Nov
2020

Contracts: What’s New (and Old) for Local Governments

For the old, COVID-19 has created a lot of buzz around the concepts of frustration of contract, the operation of contractual “force...

25Nov
2020

COVID-19: Issues for Local Governments as Employers

In this session, we will discuss employment issues that continue to arise for employers during the COVID-19 pandemic. These include the...

25Nov
2020

Vavilov: Is it Good for Local Governments?

Russian spies, citizenship revocation, and the illegals program are topics that this session does not cover. Instead, it deals with the...

25Nov
2020

Overdue Taxes – Options for Collection

Tax sales provide a very effective and efficient method of collecting overdue taxes in most cases. But what about those rare instances in...

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