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In This Issue - #231 May 2018

  1. Summary of Recent Changes to Workplace Laws in BC
  2. TN Visa – Facilitating Labour Mobility Between Canada, Mexico and the United States
  3. Dealing with Family Property – Do not Delay!
  4. “Intermeddling” in an Estate – Can An Executor Walk Away?
  5. When a Child is Hurt at School: Is it Just an Accident or is Someone Liable?
  6. Children and the Standard of Care: Can you Sue Children for Negligence?
  7. Commercial Leasing: Landlord Not entitled to 6 Months’ Future Rent on Termination for Default
  8. New Changes Proposed for Canada’s Divorce Act
  9. Downtown Kelowna Association Announces 2018-2020 Board of Directors
  10. Colin Edstrom Presenting “Navigating Workers’ Compensation Claims”
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1. Summary of Recent Changes to Workplace Laws in BC

by Colin Edstrom

British Columbia has had a new provincial government since July 2017. Over the past 10 months, the John Horgan government has revised or sought to revise various workplace laws. ...

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Colin Edstrom
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2. TN Visa – Facilitating Labour Mobility Between Canada, Mexico and the United States

by Bryan Fitzpatrick

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) came into force January 1, 1994 and was the follow-up agreement to the Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement (CUSFTA). ...

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Bryan Fitzpatrick
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3. Dealing with Family Property – Do not Delay!

by Brent Coyne

For many spouses, in addition to the emotional turmoil that results from a martial breakdown, dealing with matters of family property and debt often adds another measure of tension to an already stressful situation. ...

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Brent Coyne
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4. “Intermeddling” in an Estate – Can An Executor Walk Away?

by Vanessa DeDominicis

The job of Executor is an onerous one. You cannot be forced to take on the job when you are named Executor. ...

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Vanessa DeDominicis
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5. When a Child is Hurt at School: Is it Just an Accident or is Someone Liable?

by Jeremy Burgess

For better or for worse, injuries are a part of childhood and the process by which children learn to explore the world around them. ...

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Jeremy Burgess
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6. Children and the Standard of Care: Can you Sue Children for Negligence?

by Jeremy Burgess

While the law often concerns itself with compensating children who are injured as a result of negligence, it sometimes also has to grapple with whether a child can be held responsible for the injuries or loss suffered by others. ...

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Jeremy Burgess
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7. Commercial Leasing: Landlord Not entitled to 6 Months’ Future Rent on Termination for Default

by Andrea East

The BC Courts recently had the opportunity to consider the enforceability of a lease clause requiring a tenant to pay 6 months’ future rent on termination for breach of lease. ...

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Andrea East
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8. New Changes Proposed for Canada’s Divorce Act

by Leneigh Bosdet

Bill C-78 was recently introduced into the house of commons proposing some revisions to the federal Divorce Act legislation which has been in place more than 30 years. ...

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Leneigh Bosdet
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9. Downtown Kelowna Association Announces 2018-2020 Board of Directors

by Brian Stephenson

Brian Stephenson, a real estate and business lawyer at Pushor Mitchell, will be continuing his term with the Board of the Downtown Kelowna Association. ...

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Brian Stephenson
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10. Colin Edstrom Presenting “Navigating Workers’ Compensation Claims”

by Colin Edstrom

Pushor Mitchell lawyer Colin Edstrom will be giving a presentation on “Navigating Workers’ Compensation Claims.” ...

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Colin Edstrom
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