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Changes to Law, Major Case Decisions, Industry Trends, & Other Legal Issues

An Update To Our Clients About COVID-19

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Categories: Blog
Pushor Mitchell strives to provide a safe work environment for its employees, to protect its clients, and cooperate within its communities as we respond to COVID-19.

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A Long Time Coming: Two Important Changes to Divorce Act

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Categories: Blog, Family Law
The amendments to the federal Divorce Act came into force March 1, which marked long overdue changes to a piece of legislation that has not been significantly amended in more than 30 years.

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Business Leaders’ Declaration Against the Death Penalty

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Categories: Blog
Sir Richard Branson leads this worldwide initiative to end the death penalty.

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Obligations of Residential Property Owners to Remove Hazards from Municipally Owned Sidewalks

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Most people are aware that they are supposed to shovel the sidewalk in front of their house after a snowfall. Many people are aware of what time their municipality expects them to do so.

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Changes to WorkSafeBC Pensions

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Categories: Blog, Employment Law
Some important changes to the Worker’s Compensation act have come into effect.

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COVID-19 Vaccines in the Workplace

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Categories: Blog, Employment Law
As COVID-19 vaccinations become more readily available, employers have lots of questions about how vaccines will impact their workplace.

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An Intersection Between Family Law and Estate Law: Who is my Spouse Anyway?

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This article is the first in a series about the intersection of family law and estate planning.

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B.C.’s Home Owner Grant Centralization

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Categories: Blog, Business Law
The B.C. government is taking over the running of the provincial homeowner grant from municipalities.

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Tips for Executors

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If you have been appointed Executor in a Will, there are a wide range of obligations if you accept the position of Executor. 

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Practical Application of the Protection of Public Participation Act

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In my earlier article, Defamation, the Protection of Public Participation Act and Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation, I wrote about the Protection of Public Participation Act (the “PPPA”), a piece of legislation aimed at combating strategy lawsuits against public participation (“SLAPPs”).

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