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

Art Law, Determination of National Importance, Canadian Cultural Review Board Heffel Decision

By Paul Mitchell, Q.C.
Categories: Art Law, Blog
On June 12, 2018, the Federal Court of Canada (the Court) rendered its decision in Heffel Gallery Limited v. The Attorney General of Canada.

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Amendments to BC’s Residential Tenancy Act: What it Means for Property Owners Seeking Exemption from BC’s Proposed Speculation Tax

By Elise Everest
Categories: Blog, Real Estate
Do you own recreational property in Kelowna or West Kelowna? Thinking of renting it to avoid BC’s proposed speculation tax, but still want to enjoy it yourself for some parts of the year?

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BC’s New Database for Beneficial Ownership of Real Estate

By Zach Pashley
Categories: Blog, Tax
The 2018 Provincial Budget introduced the government’s 30-Point Plan for Housing Availability in British Columbia.

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Proprietary Estoppel, Land Use and Oppression

By Jeremy Burgess
Categories: Blog, Litigation
The recent case of Dalpadado v North Bend Land Society.

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What One Has Earned – Courts Impose Compensation Where Parties Fail to Solidify a Contract

By Jeremy Burgess
Categories: Blog, Construction
Often times, parties will get to the edge of entering into contractual relations, but miss the steps required to form a contractual agreement.

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The View – Missing Persons. When Can You Deem Someone Has Actually Died?

By Vanessa DeDominicis
Sometimes, very unfortunately, loved ones go missing. They may never return from a hunting trip, or a hike in the mountains. How can we deal with their assets?

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Public Bidding, Exclusion Clauses and Public Policy Concerns: Contracting Out of Liability for a Flawed Bidding Process

By Jeremy Burgess
Categories: Blog, Litigation
As discussed in my previous article, Invitations to Tender: Why it is Important Both Bidders and Solicitors to Follow Proper Process, the solicitation of bids for public projects must follow a fair and transparent process.

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Plastic Bag Bans

By Jeremy Burgess
Categories: Blog, Litigation
In recent years, several communities all over the world have sought to means by which to reduce the accumulation of plastic in our natural environment.

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Bill C-46 – Getting Tough On Impaired Driving in Canada

By Bryan Fitzpatrick
Categories: Blog, Criminal Law
Recently the Canadian Government passed Bill C-46, which on its face appears to substantially change the legal landscape concerning impaired driving in Canada.

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Limitation Periods for Demand Mortgages

By Eric Ledding
Categories: Blog
The BC Court of Appeal has pronounced a new decision which lenders in BC and their lawyers will want to be aware of.

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