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New Legislation For Federal Construction Projects: Prompt Payment And Adjudication Becomes Law
The Federal Prompt Payment for Construction Work Act (Division 26 of Part 4 of Bill C-97, the Budget Implementation Act, 2019)
Canada
23 Aug 2019
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File-Wrapper Admissibility And Other Changes To The Patent Act Are Coming: What's New For Pharmaceutical Patentees In Bill C-86
The federal government's recent omnibus budget bill, Bill C-86 tabled October 29th, 2018, proposes significant changes to Canada's IP laws.
Canada
8 Nov 2018
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Notice Of Labour And Material Payment Bonds: Supreme Court Says To Do Something More Than Nothing (Sometimes)
Further to our January 2018 update on the Supreme Court of Canada's hearing of Valard Construction Ltd. v Bird Construction Company, the court has now released its decision...
Canada
28 Feb 2018
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Labour And Material Payment Bonds On The Docket At The Supreme Court: New Obligations May Be Coming For Owners And Contractors
Late last year the Supreme Court of Canada heard a case that, regardless of how it is decided, will likely affect the construction industry across Canada.
Canada
5 Jan 2018
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The Importance Of Clarity And Word Choice In Municipal Bylaws
The petitioner owned a waterfront lot in the Cape Roger Curtis (CRC) area of Bowen Island and wanted to construct a dock on the foreshore of its property.
Canada
4 Sep 2017
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Supreme Court Of Canada Denies Leave To Appeal In Two Noteworthy Aboriginal Law Decisions
The Supreme Court of Canada recently refused leave to appeal in two noteworthy Aboriginal law cases, meaning that the lower court decisions continue to have precedential value and remain the current state of the law.
Canada
25 Aug 2017
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Supreme Court Of Canada Provides Guidance On Interpretation Of Insurance Policies
The Supreme Court of Canada has provided important guidance in Ledcor Construction Ltd. v Northbridge Indemnity Insurance Co. on interpreting insurance policies, particularly in the context of construction projects.
Canada
22 Sep 2016
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The Discretion Of Building Inspectors With Respect To Geotechnical Reports
In Compagna v. Nanaimo (City), 2016 BCSC 1045 ("C v N") property owners sought an order compelling the City of Nanaimo to issue them a building permit to construct a home on a steep slope. The City refused the permit because of the owners' refusal to provide a suitable geotechnical report.
Canada
18 Aug 2016
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Local Governments' Role In Brownfield Development
The Province of British Columbia proposes to substantially change the role of local governments in the contaminated site identification process.
Canada
6 Jun 2016
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Put Your Docks Up!
Municipalities often struggle to address contentious local issues through zoning bylaws out of fear that their actions will be subject to legal challenge.
Canada
11 May 2016
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Local Governments Have Until December 15, 2017 To Amend Building-Related Bylaws
On December 15, 2015, sections 5, 7, 9 and 43 of the British Columbia Building Act came into force (see BC Reg. 233/2015).
Canada
13 Jan 2016
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The Power Of Section 219 Covenants
On September 17, 2015 the Supreme Court of British Columbia demonstrated the deference that courts give to Section 219 covenants.
Canada
8 Jan 2016
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Can Council Members Vote Despite Conflicts Of Interest?
Yes, but only with a court order and only in exceptional circumstances.
Canada
25 Nov 2015
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Building Act Is Partly In Force
On September 18, 2015, the Province brought portions of the Building Act, S.B.C. 2015, c. 2 into force.
Canada
1 Oct 2015
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Application Of Municipal Bylaws To Quarries
According to the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal, the crushing spread was part of a quarry and could not be prohibited by the municipality.
Canada
24 Jul 2015
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Using Municipal Streets For Community Mailboxes
Over the past year, Canada Post has been phasing out door-to-door mail delivery and converting to community mailboxes.
Canada
24 Jul 2015
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Canada Post v. City Of Hamilton: Using Municipal Streets For Community Mailboxes
We reported earlier in this blog on the dispute between the City of Hamilton and Canada Post.
Canada
22 Jul 2015
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Agricultural Land Reserve And Carbon Credits
On May 27, 2015, Lana Popham (MLA for Saanich South) introduced a member's bill respecting forestry operations in the Agricultural Land Reserve ("ALR").
Canada
21 Jul 2015
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Interpretation Of Municipal Powers To Contract
On July 2, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed an application for leave to appeal from a recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision in 1298417 Ontario Ltd. v. Lakeshore (Town) 2014 ONCA 802.
Canada
21 Jul 2015
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Challenging Zoning Decisions: Proper And Improper Considerations By Municipal Councillors
What makes a municipal Councillor's vote "bad"? Where do we draw the line between proper considerations and malicious misuse of power?
Canada
5 Jul 2015
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