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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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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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Double Dipping in the Division of Assets

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Categories: Blog, Family Law
One of the issues that can frequently come up, particularly when couples separate later on in life and when they have higher net worth assets is the question of “double dipping”.

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Incapacity Planning And Your Health Care

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A Representation Agreement is a legal planning document which can be used in British Columbia to provide your named representative the authority to make health care decisions for you if you are unable to do so because of mental or physical disability.

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My Employer Is Treating Me Negatively Because I Am Pregnant – Now What?

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Categories: Blog, Employment Law
In British Columbia, the Employment Standards Act, R.S.B.C., c. 113 (the “ESA”) provides significant employment rights for pregnant women.

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Builders Liens: Can you Lien for Planned Work?

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Under the Builders Lien Act, a statutory right is created to filed builders liens for work performed and/or materials supplied to an improvement.

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New Year, New Will – Looking Ahead to 2021

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The New Year is a great time to review your Will. If you have an existing Will, that’s a great start. However, as your life changes, so will your Estate Planning needs.

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Time to Sue: COVID-19 Accommodations Ending

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As discussed in my previous article, COVID-19, Builders Liens and Limitation Periods, since March 26, 2020, limitation periods in BC were suspended. This suspension was listed as of April 15, 2020 for builders lien issues.

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Builders Liens: Abuse of Process, 21-Day Notices and Strict Compliance

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As discussed in my previous articles, the Builders Lien Act creates extraordinary remedies and, as such, requires extraordinary attention be paid to complying with its requirements.

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TSXV Announces Changes to Capital Pool Company Policies

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Categories: Blog, Securities
On December 1, 2020 the TSX Venture Exchange announced long awaited changes to its Capital Pool Company program.

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