The BC Ministry of Finance is continuing with its plan to modernize the Society Act, releasing draft replacement legislation and a call for submissions from interested stakeholders throughout the province.
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In the recent decision of Rhebergen v. Creston Veterinary Clinic Ltd., 2014 BCCA 97, the British Columbia Court of Appeal upheld a unique non-competition clause in an employment contract.
On July 21, 2014 the provincial government enacted the long-awaited Liquefied Natural Gas Facility Regulation ("LNGFR”) after consultations with the First Nations, industry, government organizations and other stakeholders.
Effective June 23, 2014, new administrative penalties may be issued for breaches of certain provisions of British Columbia’s Environmental Management Act, the Integrated Pest Management Act, and permits issued under these Acts.
On July 3, 2014, the BC Court of Appeal issued a decision which sheds light on an important but previously unanswered question: the meaning of “density of use” in the Local Government Act.
On June 26, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in William v. British Columbia, a landmark case on Aboriginal rights and title involving the Tsilhqot’in Nation’s claim for Aboriginal title to over 4,000 km2 of land west of Williams Lake in British Columbia.
On June 20, 2014 the Government of Canada made significant changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (“TFWP”) in an effort to address recent abuses of the program which have gained national media attention.
The British Columbia Court of Appeal recently reaffirmed that when an employee is terminated “without cause”, but the employer then unearths misconduct which justifies a “for cause” termination, the employer can rely on the misconduct as a full defence to a claim of wrongful dismissal.