On October 20 and 21, 2014, the BC Government introduced key new legislation to LNG projects proposed for the province.
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The BC Ministry of Environment is seeking input on two aspects of the contaminated sites regime, both involving local governments.
When one hears “constructive dismissal”, one typically thinks of situations such as reducing an employee’s salary or benefits or taking away an employee’s job responsibilities.
Many municipalities struggle with encroachments on municipal highways, particularly in the circumstance where private property abuts on an unopened road allowance (such as a lane), which, through the installation of patios, barbeque pits and gardens, gets treated by the property owner as part of his or her private property.
A recent decision of the BC Supreme Court in North Pender Island Local Trust Committee v. Hunt, 2014 BCSC 1438 (“North Pender”), illustrates limits of non-conforming use protection.
On September 11, 2014 the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) announced their intention to publish for comment in early 2015 new harmonized rules that will significantly alter the Canadian take-over bid regime.
In Canada, as is the case in many other countries, “cabotage” laws exist which means that foreign registered vessels cannot perform commercial marine operations solely within domestic waters unless there are no Canadian registered vessels available to perform the task.
As reported previously in our Alerts of April 1 and June 20, 2014, substantial changes are coming to the Canadian trademarks regime, designed to bring Canada’s trademark system in line with its global treaty obligations.