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In This Issue - #254 – April 2020

  1. COVID-19 is Ruining my Business – What Do I Do?
  2. The Courts Are Closed – Now What?
  3. Employment Standards Severance May Not be Required as a Result of COVID-19
  4. COVID-19 and Residential Tenancies: Does My Tenant Have to Pay Rent?
  5. COVID-19 and Residential Tenancies: I am selling my rental unit to a buyer who would like to evict my tenant and receive vacant possession of the property. How will BC’s temporary eviction ban affect our transaction?
  6. COVID-19, Builders Liens and Limitation Periods
  7. Personal Injury and ICBC Claims in the Age of COVID-19
  8. Changes to REDMA Policy Statements – Extension of Early Marketing Period
  9. COVID-19 Commercial Rent Relief
  10. Update – New Disclosure Requirements for all British Columbia Companies
  11. Removing an Executor – Burke v Burke, 2019
  12. British Columbia Corporations and Societies May Hold Virtual Meetings During COVID-19
  13. New Filing Deadline for Federal Corporations’ Annual Returns
  14. Digital Assets and Your Will
  15. Negligent Construction – Who to Sue and What to Sue For
  16. When Is Spitting An Assault?
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1. COVID-19 is Ruining my Business – What Do I Do?

by Paul Tonita

Though these are challenging times for business owners, Pushor Mitchell’s lawyers are here to help. We strive to offer you suggestions and practical legal advice to keep you on track. ...

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Paul Tonita
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2. The Courts Are Closed – Now What?

by Alfred Kempf

Courts in Canada have largely shut down as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic except for emergency cases.   What does this mean for a civil dispute that you might be involved in? ...

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Alfred Kempf
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3. Employment Standards Severance May Not be Required as a Result of COVID-19

by Colin Edstrom

The British Columbia government recently announced that employees may not be entitled to notice of termination or termination pay pursuant to the BC Employment Standards Act if their employment is terminated as a result of COVID-19. ...

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Colin Edstrom
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4. COVID-19 and Residential Tenancies: Does My Tenant Have to Pay Rent?

by Elise Everest

As of March 30, 2020, there are changes to the BC Residential Tenancy Act and BC Manufactured Home Park Tenancy Act that will remain in force until our provincial state of emergency ends. ...

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Elise Everest
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5. COVID-19 and Residential Tenancies: I am selling my rental unit to a buyer who would like to evict my tenant and receive vacant possession of the property. How will BC’s temporary eviction ban affect our transaction?

by Elise Everest

As of March 30, 2020, there are changes to the BC Residential Tenancy Act and BC Manufactured Home Park Tenancy Act that will remain in force until our provincial state of emergency ends. ...

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Elise Everest
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6. COVID-19, Builders Liens and Limitation Periods

by Jeremy Burgess

As many people may be aware, on March 26, 2020 the government of BC suspended limitation periods as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

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Jeremy Burgess
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7. Personal Injury and ICBC Claims in the Age of COVID-19

by Pushor Mitchell LLP

At its core, a personal injury claim involves assessing the difference between an injured claimant’s reality, and what their reality would have been had a car accident, or other injury-causing event, had not happened. ...

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Pushor Mitchell LLP
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8. Changes to REDMA Policy Statements – Extension of Early Marketing Period

by Bradley Cronquist

The Office of the Superintendent of Real Estate announced the release of Policy Statement 17, which temporarily amends Policy Statement 5 and Policy Statement 6 in relation to the nine month early marketing period. ...

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Bradley Cronquist
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9. COVID-19 Commercial Rent Relief

by Justin Dalton

The Federal Government announced today a new Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) program intended to assist businesses that have been impacted by the COVID-19 Global Pandemic. ...

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Justin Dalton
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10. Update – New Disclosure Requirements for all British Columbia Companies

by Paul Tonita

In our March edition of our Legal Alert, I wrote about the new disclosure requirements for BC companies to provide information regarding their beneficial ownership and control. ...

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Paul Tonita
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11. Removing an Executor – Burke v Burke, 2019

by Angela Price-Stephens

In Burke v Burke, the British Columbia Supreme Court reviewed the applicable law and procedures concerning the removal and replacement of an executor and trustee on the application of a beneficiary. ...

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Angela Price-Stephens
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12. British Columbia Corporations and Societies May Hold Virtual Meetings During COVID-19

by Paul Tonita

I have received numerous questions from clients worried about how and when to hold their annual general meetings. ...

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Paul Tonita
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13. New Filing Deadline for Federal Corporations’ Annual Returns

by Paul Tonita

All British Columbia and federal corporations in Canada are required to complete annual filings with their respective corporate registry. ...

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Paul Tonita
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14. Digital Assets and Your Will

by Vanessa DeDominicis

In a world full of social media, online banking and identities, dealing with digital assets as part of your Will is extremely important ...

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Vanessa DeDominicis
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15. Negligent Construction – Who to Sue and What to Sue For

by Jeremy Burgess

One of the challenges in negligent construction disputes is that plaintiffs often start litigation only knowing something is wrong that needs to be fixed. ...

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Jeremy Burgess
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16. When Is Spitting An Assault?

by Bryan Fitzpatrick

Bryan Fitzpatrick interviewed by Global News on spitting and coughing and the definition of assault in the time of COVID-19. ...

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Bryan Fitzpatrick
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