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.
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Many employers are hesitant about giving a less than glowing reference, even about a former employee that left on bad terms.
The BC Supreme Court issued a key decision in the area of contaminated sites yesterday, awarding $4.75 million in “reasonably incurred” remediation costs to the plaintiff, JI Properties, Inc. (“JI Properties”).
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.
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.