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

New Changes Proposed for Canada’s Divorce Act

By Leneigh Bosdet
Categories: Blog, Family Law
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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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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Dealing with Family Property – Do not Delay!

By Brent Coyne
Categories: Blog, Family Law
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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Summary of Recent Changes to Workplace Laws in BC

By Colin Edstrom
Categories: Blog, Employment Law
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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“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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Children and the Standard of Care: Can you Sue Children for Negligence?

By Jeremy Burgess
Categories: Blog, Litigation
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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Commercial Leasing: Landlord Not entitled to 6 Months’ Future Rent on Termination for Default

By Andrea East
Categories: Blog, Real Estate
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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When a Child is Hurt at School: Is it Just an Accident or is Someone Liable?

By Jeremy Burgess
Categories: Blog, Personal Injury
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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Proposed Changes to REDMA: Developer Obligations for Assignments of Purchase Agreements

By Bradley Cronquist
Categories: Blog, Real Estate
The B.C. Government has introduced draft legislation to amend the Real Estate Development Marketing Act that imposes obligations on developers in relation to the assignment of Purchase Agreements for the sale or lease of strata lots.

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Proper and Improper Use of A Power of Attorney

By Vanessa DeDominicis
An Attorney appointed to act for another adult under a Power of Attorney has an onerous task.

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