The University of Calgary has succeded in establishing that the Alberta FOIPPA does not require a public body to produce to the Privacy Commissioner documents over which solicitor-client privilege is claimed: Alberta (IPC) v. University of Calgary 2016 SCC 53.
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Despite the vast increase in medical marihuana dispensaries in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, it is clear that under the current legal regime medical marihuana dispensaries are illegal.
The CRTC has recently published some additional guidance on retaining evidence of CASL consents.
Under CASL, the person sending (or permitting to send) the commercial electronic message (CEM) has the onus of proving consent.
If the sender is relying on an exception to the consent requirement, such as an existing business or non-business relationship, the sender must be able to prove the exception.
As such, CRTC notes good record-keeping practices can help the sender:
The B.C. Government recently enacted the Conflict of Interest Exceptions Regulation (B.C. Reg. 91/2016) (the “Regulation”), which seeks to clarify the conflict of interest rules related to societies and municipally incorporated corporations.
Mr. Turkson commenced proceedings against TD Waterhouse regarding his trading dealings with them, including claims for breach of contract, negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of trust, fraud, wilful concealment and breach of privacy. In dismissing all of the claims, the BC Supreme Court also dismissed the privacy allegations.
Mr. Turkson alleged that TD Waterhouse invaded his privacy by tape recording his conversations with its representatives without his consent, and by publishing the transcript of those conversations without his consent or a court order.
On May 19, 2016, the Province of British Columbia amended the Environmental Management Act (the “EMA”) to adopt the new spill preparedness and response regime (the “Regime”). The amendments are not yet in force and will be brought into force by regulation at a later date.
The Province of British Columbia has issued an intentions paper on identifying contaminated sites. Among other things, the Province proposes to substantially change the role of local governments in the contaminated site identification process. Comment period on the intentions paper expires on July 31, 2016. Local governments should take note of the proposed changes and consider providing input to the Province.