The Transportation Safety Board (the “TSB”), the independent Canadian agency that investigates marine and other transportation occurrences, has recently changed its regulations for the first time in 22 years.
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The legislature recently introduced for first reading amendments to the Agricultural Land Commission Act and the Local Government Act which, if adopted into law, will (among other things) streamline development of land in the Agricultural Land Reserve, and insulate in-stream development projects from increases in development cost charges.
The BC Court of Appeal has ruled that equitable principles cannot be used to avoid the priority scheme contained in the PPSA.
In a bold move, on March 28, 2014, the Canadian government tabled its omnibus budget implementation act, Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No.1, which makes changes to close to 40 pieces of legislation, and incorporates significant changes to the Trade-marks Act.
We are told that in almost every organization human resources is under pressure to find cost savings.
The BC Supreme Court recently determined that the two-year limitation period found Article 16 of the Athens Convention (the “Convention”), incorporated into Canadian law through the Marine Liability Act, S.C. 2001, c. 6 (“MLA”), applies only to carriers.
On March 11, 2014, BC’s legislature began deliberations over the proposed new Water Sustainability Act, which, if passed into law, will replace the current Water Act.
The British Columbia Court of Appeal’s recent decision in Woo v. Onni Ioco Road Five Development Limited Partnership indicates that the courts are moving towards a more balanced interpretation of the Real Estate Development Marketing Act (British Columbia) (“REDMA”).