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Traditionally, an annotated law will include information about the application and intent behind the sections in a law. While many of the QS Community and Expert annotations will include these types of annotations, we have broadened the definition to also include references to:

By broadening the definition of an annotation, we can deliver a more dynamic, flexible and relevant research tool that will evolve over time and as laws change.

Types of Annotations

Quickscribe 2.0 offers you the ability to make and save annotations as Private (only readable by you) or Organizational (accessible to only those in your organization); both are encrypted. Annotations can also be posted to the Quickscribe Community. These are moderated and some restrictions apply. Quickscribe's Expert Annotators will contribute annotations for the benefit of all users.

In summary, an annotation is any note that offers additional substantive value for our users.

Annotations from our Quickscribe Experts

A Defendant in a personal injury action, even where serious injuries are plead, does not have an automatic right to plaintiff’s pre-accident medical, clinical or pharmacology records.

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Erik Magraken, MacIsaac & Company on SUPREME COURT CIVIL RULES (B.C. Reg. 168/2009)

The Supreme Court of Canada in Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) v. Vavilov, 2019 SCC 65 confirmed that the legislated standards of review indicated in sections 58 and 59 of British Columbia's Administrative Tribunals Act must be applied, notwithstanding the pre...

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Melanie Harmer, McMillan LLP on ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNALS ACT

The opening language of s. 43.3(1)(g) expressly confines any right to public consultation to the terms of the particular community forest agreement at issue. It does not confer any independent right to public consultation. Section 43.3(1)(g) simply confirms that the tenure hol...

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Mark Oulton, Hunter Litigation Chambers on FOREST ACT

Michael Thomas and Drummond Lambert explore the impact of the amendments contained in November 2018 orders in council from a jurisdictional standpoint in their article "Jurisdictional Issues Raised by British Columbia's New Motor Vehicle Regime and the Balance Between Costs, E...

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Michael Bain, Hamilton Howell Bain & Gould on INSURANCE (VEHICLE) ACT

the "other prescribed substances" are cited in Section 3 of the Oil and Gas Activities Act General Regulation (see link attached). These are water or steam used for geothermal activities or oil and gas activities, carbon dioxide, and liquid hydrocarbons.

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Anita Mathur, BC Oil & Gas Commission on OIL AND GAS ACTIVITIES ACT

As with the definition of Employee, the definition of Employer will be accorded a liberal interpretation. The use of the word “includes” rather than “means” in its definition in the Employment Standards Act demonstrates that the Legislature has intentionally left this ...

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Daniel Sorensen, Sorensen Smith LLP on EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS ACT

This section was applied by the court in the case of Al-Sabah Estate, 2015 BCSC 1781. In that case a grant of administration had issued to an administrator who was found to have failed to give proper notice to the beneficiaries and to have failed to advise the court of the he...

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Genevieve Taylor, Legacy Tax & Trust Lawyers LLP on WILLS, ESTATES AND SUCCESSION ACT

In Singh v Singh, 2020 BCCA 21, the Court of Appeal has revisited the question of "significant unfairness," revisiting its previous decisions in Jaszczewska v Kostanski, 2016 BCCA 286, V.J.F. v S.K.W., 2016 BCCA 186 and Khan v Gilbert, 2019 BCCA 80. The scholarly and well-reas...

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John-Paul Boyd QC, John-Paul E. Boyd Arbitration Chambers on FAMILY LAW ACT

Scott v. College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia, 2016 BCCA 180: Section 35 of the Health Professions Act permits an inquiry committee to impose limits or conditions on the practice of the designated health profession by the registrant or suspend the registration of ...

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Guy Brown, Harper Grey LLP on HEALTH PROFESSIONS ACT

The Developer of a large, multi-purpose, complex consisting of 7 Air Space Parcel plans and a number of separate strata corporations, prior to the existence of the strata corporation, registered an Air Space Parcel Agreement ("ASP Agreement") of which part consisted of an ease...

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Mary Brunton, Reed Pope Law Corporation on STRATA PROPERTY ACT

It is not clear if the limitation period on distributing the estate applies when no application has been made, or will ever be made, for a representation grant.

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Emma McArthur, Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP on WILLS, ESTATES AND SUCCESSION ACT

Assam Co. India Ltd. v. Canoro Resources Ltd., 2014 BCSC 370 at para. 42

Principles under this provision include that:

1. Broad deference and respect is to be accorded to international arbitration tribunals;

2. This Court is generally not empowered to scrutinize the arb...

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Joe McArthur, BLAKE, CASSELS & GRAYDON LLP on INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION ACT

In Pure v. BC-Alta, 2019 BCSC 390, the Court confirmed previous case law authority (Chaston Construction Corp. v. Henderson Land Holdings (Canada) Ltd., 2002 BCCA 357 and Stanley Paulus Architect Inc. v. Windhill Holdings Ltd., 2014 BCSC 1816), which held that “architects an...

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Christopher Hirst, Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP on BUILDERS LIEN ACT

Wong v. Lok’s Martial Arts Centre Inc. [2009 BCSC 1385]: A child’s parent cannot effectively execute a pre-tort release on behalf of a minor.

Per Willcock, J.:

[60] I am of the opinion, however, reading the Infants Act [RSBC 1996] C. 223 as a whole that the legislature i...

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Jeff Young, Altman & Company on INFANTS ACT

The repealed subsection set out an exception to the personal liability of a corporation's directors for outstanding wages, where the corporation was under a formal insolvency process. The effect of this repeal is that directors and officers of corporations now continue to be p...

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Greg GEHLEN, GEHLEN DABBS LAWYERS on EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS ACT

Section 79 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (”FIPPA”) provides that, if a FIPPA provision is inconsistent or in conflict with a provision in another statute, the FIPPA provision prevails unless the other statute expressly provides that if applies...

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Eileen Vanderburgh, Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP on FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AND PROTECTION OF PRIVACY ACT

The recent decision of the Nisga'a Lisims Government v. Nisga'a Valley Health Authority 2017 BCSC 2363 involved a validation of a vote taken at a members' meeting of the Health Authority. The defect was that the Health Authority's Bylaws required a vote to be taken by a show ...

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Margaret Mason, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP on SOCIETIES ACT

A Defendant in a personal injury action, even where serious injuries are plead, does not have an automatic right to plaintiff’s pre-accident medical, clinical or pharmacology records.

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Erik Magraken, MacIsaac & Company on SUPREME COURT CIVIL RULES (B.C. Reg. 168/2009)

This is a very useful provision for treaty First Nations, because it confirms that these types of dedications do not operate to convey title to the Crown - title to the dedicated land remains vested in the First Nation.

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John Doolan, Miller Thomson LLP on LAND TITLE ACT

the "other prescribed substances" are cited in Section 3 of the Oil and Gas Activities Act General Regulation (see link attached). These are water or steam used for geothermal activities or oil and gas activities, carbon dioxide, and liquid hydrocarbons.

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Anita Mathur, BC Oil & Gas Commission on OIL AND GAS ACTIVITIES ACT

The highest award made (as of Oct 31/19) is $75,000. It is not patently unreasonable to exceed the "range" of awards in earlier cases.

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Katherine Hardie, Human Rights Tribunal on HUMAN RIGHTS CODE

The recent decision of the Nisga'a Lisims Government v. Nisga'a Valley Health Authority 2017 BCSC 2363 involved a validation of a vote taken at a members' meeting of the Health Authority. The defect was that the Health Authority's Bylaws required a vote to be taken by a show ...

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Margaret Mason, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP on SOCIETIES ACT

Before this was amended on September 16, 2019, the legislation required the person commencing proceedings to do so "in the name and on behalf of the personal representative of the deceased person." This sometimes led to the absurdity of the same person being named as both a pl...

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Stanley Rule, Sabey Rule LLP on WILLS, ESTATES AND SUCCESSION ACT

Section 2(c.1) of the Building Act General Regulation designates as an unrestricted matter, in the case of a building or part of a building that is located in a hazard lands development permit area other than an area designated for the protection of development from wildfire, ...

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Bill Buholzer, Young Anderson on LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT

Before this was amended on September 16, 2019, the legislation required the person commencing proceedings to do so "in the name and on behalf of the personal representative of the deceased person." This sometimes led to the absurdity of the same person being named as both a pl...

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Stanley Rule, Sabey Rule LLP on WILLS, ESTATES AND SUCCESSION ACT

The B.C. Supreme Court has held that legal costs for the actual conduct of litigation - pursuing the cost recovery action - are not recoverable as 'costs of remediation'. However, 'costs of remediation' are also not solely restricted to clean-up costs such as environmental eng...

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Richard Bereti, Harper Grey LLP on ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ACT

As with the definition of Employee, the definition of Employer will be accorded a liberal interpretation. The use of the word “includes” rather than “means” in its definition in the Employment Standards Act demonstrates that the Legislature has intentionally left this ...

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Daniel Sorensen, Sorensen Smith LLP on EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS ACT

Where a notice seeks to appoint a single arbitrator to jointly arbitrate several disputes under several contracts without the consent of all the parties, it will be a nullity, not an irregularity curable nunc pro tunc. South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority v. B...

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Laura Cundari, BLAKE, CASSELS & GRAYDON LLP on ARBITRATION ACT

A right of first refusal can create an interest in land. See: Alim Holdings Ltd. v. Tom Howe Holdings Ltd., 2016 BCCA 84, para. 38.

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Peter Roberts, Lawson Lundell LLP on PROPERTY LAW ACT

Standard of review for zoning bylaws: Reasonableness, as set out in Canada v. Vavilov 2019 SCC 65. Applied in 1120732 BC Ltd. v. Whistler (Resort Municipality) 2020 BCCA 101, dismissing appeal from decision in 2019 BCSC 752. A zoning amendment bylaw required strata units in a...

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Don Lidstone, Lidstone & Company Law Corporation LLP on LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT

Michael Thomas and Drummond Lambert explore the impact of the amendments contained in November 2018 orders in council from a jurisdictional standpoint in their article "Jurisdictional Issues Raised by British Columbia's New Motor Vehicle Regime and the Balance Between Costs, E...

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Michael Bain, Hamilton Howell Bain & Gould on INSURANCE (VEHICLE) ACT

Section 2(c.1) of the Building Act General Regulation designates as an unrestricted matter, in the case of a building or part of a building that is located in a hazard lands development permit area other than an area designated for the protection of development from wildfire, ...

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Bill Buholzer, Young Anderson on LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT

Unfair prejudice or disregard may be something less offensive than oppressive conduct. It may include things such as failure to disclose conflicts, inappropriately high directors' fees and even drastic alterations to share structure or debt ratios.

Mudrick Capital Managemen...

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Debby Cumberford, Deborah M. Cumberford on BUSINESS CORPORATIONS ACT

In College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia v. Ezzati, 2020 BCSC 339, Madam Justice Gropper ordered that the respondent, Ms. Ezzati, pay a fine of $5,000 as punishment for her contempt of two court orders. The orders enjoined her from practicing medicine, from us...

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Kimberly Jakeman, Harper Grey LLP on HEALTH PROFESSIONS ACT

Wong v. Lok’s Martial Arts Centre Inc. [2009 BCSC 1385]: A child’s parent cannot effectively execute a pre-tort release on behalf of a minor.

Per Willcock, J.:

[60] I am of the opinion, however, reading the Infants Act [RSBC 1996] C. 223 as a whole that the legislature i...

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Jeff Young, Altman & Company on INFANTS ACT

Scott v. College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia, 2016 BCCA 180: Section 35 of the Health Professions Act permits an inquiry committee to impose limits or conditions on the practice of the designated health profession by the registrant or suspend the registration of ...

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Guy Brown, Harper Grey LLP on HEALTH PROFESSIONS ACT

In obiter, the Court of Appeal explained the point of s. 21 as: "there will be situations in which a mortgage remains on title after a transfer. The section implies terms into transfer agreements in an attempt to impose commercially sensible results where the parties have not ...

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Peter Roberts, Lawson Lundell LLP on PROPERTY LAW ACT

The scope of s. 59 is limited to emergency interventions that are necessary to preserve the adult's life and prevent serious harm or significant damage or loss. The risk of harm must be “imminent and serious” and “the exercise of an agency's authority under s. 59(2) must...

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Laura Johnston, Health Justice on ADULT GUARDIANSHIP ACT

The scope of s. 59 is limited to emergency interventions that are necessary to preserve the adult's life and prevent serious harm or significant damage or loss. The risk of harm must be “imminent and serious” and “the exercise of an agency's authority under s. 59(2) must...

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Laura Johnston, Health Justice on ADULT GUARDIANSHIP ACT

Unfair prejudice or disregard may be something less offensive than oppressive conduct. It may include things such as failure to disclose conflicts, inappropriately high directors' fees and even drastic alterations to share structure or debt ratios.

Mudrick Capital Managemen...

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Debby Cumberford, Deborah M. Cumberford on BUSINESS CORPORATIONS ACT

Section 79 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (”FIPPA”) provides that, if a FIPPA provision is inconsistent or in conflict with a provision in another statute, the FIPPA provision prevails unless the other statute expressly provides that if applies...

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Eileen Vanderburgh, Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP on FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AND PROTECTION OF PRIVACY ACT

On February 24, 2020, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada introduced Bill C-7, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying) with the aim of reducing unnecessary suffering of Canadians, supporting greater autonomy and freedom of choice for ...

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Kimberly Jakeman, Harper Grey LLP on CRIMINAL CODE [Federal]

This section should be taken at face value, which means that the 30-day period is unique to each member receiving a LITB. For example, if an administrator gets a "bounce back" and have to send out the statement again, the 30-day period does not start till the member actually g...

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Murray Campbell, Lawson Lundell LLP on PENSION BENEFITS STANDARDS REGULATION 71/2015

This provision is mandatory and there is no discretion to order payment to be made to someone other than the PGT. See 2019 BCCA 171 at paras 7 - 11.

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Dan Orsetti, Public Guardian And Trustee of British Columbia on WILLS, ESTATES AND SUCCESSION ACT

The highest award made (as of Oct 31/19) is $75,000. It is not patently unreasonable to exceed the "range" of awards in earlier cases.

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Katherine Hardie, Human Rights Tribunal on HUMAN RIGHTS CODE

As Rob Miller has correctly pointed out, there appears to be an issue with the wording in this section. The sentence likely should include "of the" between "portion" and "highway".

Because this wording is also reflected in the official source, the change may need to be made l...

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Michael Pasta, Quickscribe Services Ltd. on MOTOR VEHICLE ACT REGULATIONS 26/58

Section 33 of the Builders Lien Act (BLA) sets out that an owner may serve on a lien claimant, a notice to commence an action to enforce the claim of lien and to register a certificate of pending litigation, within 21 days after service of the notice. In this case, the plainti...

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Christopher Hirst, Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP on BUILDERS LIEN ACT

The repealed subsection set out an exception to the personal liability of a corporation's directors for outstanding wages, where the corporation was under a formal insolvency process. The effect of this repeal is that directors and officers of corporations now continue to be p...

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Greg GEHLEN, GEHLEN DABBS LAWYERS on EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS ACT

This section was applied by the court in the case of Al-Sabah Estate, 2015 BCSC 1781. In that case a grant of administration had issued to an administrator who was found to have failed to give proper notice to the beneficiaries and to have failed to advise the court of the he...

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Genevieve Taylor, Legacy Tax & Trust Lawyers LLP on WILLS, ESTATES AND SUCCESSION ACT

An “after work” fire watch required under Schedule 3 of the Wildfire Regulation, B.C. Reg. 38/2005, O.C. 94/2005, at a worksite where high-risk activity occurs must begin after all work has ended, and not just the high-risk activity: British Columbia v. Canadian Forest Pro...

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OnPoint Legal Research, Onpoint Legal Research Law Corporation on WILDFIRE REGULATION 38/2005

Section 463 empowers a municipality to direct that a building permit be withheld for a 30-day period where it identifies a conflict between a proposed development and an OCP or a zoning bylaw under preparation, where preparation of the bylaw begins at least 7 days before the...

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Don Lidstone, Lidstone & Company Law Corporation LLP on LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT

The opening language of s. 43.3(1)(g) expressly confines any right to public consultation to the terms of the particular community forest agreement at issue. It does not confer any independent right to public consultation. Section 43.3(1)(g) simply confirms that the tenure hol...

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Mark Oulton, Hunter Litigation Chambers on FOREST ACT

It is not clear if the limitation period on distributing the estate applies when no application has been made, or will ever be made, for a representation grant.

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Emma McArthur, Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP on WILLS, ESTATES AND SUCCESSION ACT

The statutory patent unreasonableness standard continues to apply in British Columbia to some questions of law pursuant to section 58(2)(a). A legal determination (like the interpretation of a statute) will be patently unreasonable where it almost borders on the absurd. A pate...

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Melanie Harmer, McMillan LLP on ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNALS ACT

The ministerial power to expand a statutory definition does not necessarily mark the outer boundaries of what could be included by the terms of a statute itself. It is neither unusual nor inconsistent for a minister to be granted less power than the Legislature itself chose to...

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Robin Longe, Dentons LLP on MINERAL TENURE ACT

“Occupational association” is defined in s. 1 of the Code to mean “an organization, other than a trade union or employers’ organization, in which membership is a prerequisite to carrying on a trade, occupation or profession”.

The Human Rights Tribunal has found the...

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Devyn Cousineau, Human Rights Tribunal on HUMAN RIGHTS CODE

Assam Co. India Ltd. v. Canoro Resources Ltd., 2014 BCSC 370 at para. 42

Principles under this provision include that:

1. Broad deference and respect is to be accorded to international arbitration tribunals;

2. This Court is generally not empowered to scrutinize the arb...

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Joe McArthur, BLAKE, CASSELS & GRAYDON LLP on INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION ACT

As Rob Miller has correctly pointed out, there appears to be an issue with the wording in this section. The sentence likely should include "of the" between "portion" and "highway".

Because this wording is also reflected in the official source, the change may need to be made l...

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Michael Pasta, Quickscribe Services Ltd. on MOTOR VEHICLE ACT REGULATIONS 26/58

Section 6.31(3)(a) grants the chief gold commissioner the power to register notice of his or her order. It does not impose any requirement on him to do so, and deals with notice of an order, not the order itself.

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Robin Longe, Dentons LLP on MINERAL TENURE ACT

The Developer of a large, multi-purpose, complex consisting of 7 Air Space Parcel plans and a number of separate strata corporations, prior to the existence of the strata corporation, registered an Air Space Parcel Agreement ("ASP Agreement") of which part consisted of an ease...

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Mary Brunton, Reed Pope Law Corporation on STRATA PROPERTY ACT

In Forest Practices Board v. Government of British Columbia (M.G. Logging and Sons Ltd., Third Party) (unreported, February 10, 2017, Forest Appeals Commission (Andison, Chair), Appeal No. 2016-FRP-0001(a)), the Forest Appeals Commission concluded that consideration of previou...

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Jeff Waatainen, DLA Piper LLP on WILDFIRE ACT

The words of ss. 228, 229 and 239 of the Act, read in their grammatical and ordinary sense and harmoniously with the statutory scheme, the object of the Act, and the intention of the legislature, indicate that a “sponsor” required to register is an individual or organizati...

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Rachel Roy, ALLEVATO QUAIL & Roy LLP on ELECTION ACT

A pecuniary interest, whether direct or indirect, cannot be inferred from the mere existence of a family relationship. In Fairbrass v. Hansma, 2010 BCCA 319, the court refused to find an indirect pecuniary interest on the part of the mayor in a vote on a rezoning bylaw. The ma...

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Michael Hargraves, Stewart McDannold Stuart on COMMUNITY CHARTER

This is a very useful provision for treaty First Nations, because it confirms that these types of dedications do not operate to convey title to the Crown - title to the dedicated land remains vested in the First Nation.

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John Doolan, Miller Thomson LLP on LAND TITLE ACT

“Occupational association” is defined in s. 1 of the Code to mean “an organization, other than a trade union or employers’ organization, in which membership is a prerequisite to carrying on a trade, occupation or profession”.

The Human Rights Tribunal has found the...

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Devyn Cousineau, Human Rights Tribunal on HUMAN RIGHTS CODE

Effective August 1, 2017, the prescribed special projects will be specified in Section 9 of the Petroleum and Natural Gas General Regulation.

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Paul Wilson, Fasken Martineau on PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS ACT

In Forest Practices Board v. Government of British Columbia (M.G. Logging and Sons Ltd., Third Party) (unreported, February 10, 2017, Forest Appeals Commission (Andison, Chair), Appeal No. 2016-FRP-0001(a)), the Forest Appeals Commission concluded that consideration of previou...

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Jeff Waatainen, DLA Piper LLP on FOREST AND RANGE PRACTICES ACT

On March 18, 2020, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement (CVSE) Branch of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI) issued NSC Bulletin #01-2020 to provide clarity regarding B.C.'s Hours of Service Regulations while providing relief during the COVID-19 pande...

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Karen Coverett, CVSE - Victoria (HQ) on MOTOR VEHICLE ACT REGULATIONS 26/58

A pecuniary interest, whether direct or indirect, cannot be inferred from the mere existence of a family relationship. In Fairbrass v. Hansma, 2010 BCCA 319, the court refused to find an indirect pecuniary interest on the part of the mayor in a vote on a rezoning bylaw. The ma...

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Michael Hargraves, Stewart McDannold Stuart on COMMUNITY CHARTER

In Singh v Singh, 2020 BCCA 21, the Court of Appeal restricts the nature of the "other factors" that may be argued in favour of reapoprtionment. Justice Garson reviews the specific factors identified in section 95(2) and, applying the principles of statutory interpretation, co...

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John-Paul Boyd QC, John-Paul E. Boyd Arbitration Chambers on FAMILY LAW ACT

The Act only contemplates the singular arbitration of disputes arising under an individual contract, with the exception of disputes falling within the ambit of s. 21. Section 21 indicates the legislature was alive to the specific issue of multi-party, multi-contract arbitrati...

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Laura Cundari, BLAKE, CASSELS & GRAYDON LLP on ARBITRATION ACT

The words of ss. 228, 229 and 239 of the Act, read in their grammatical and ordinary sense and harmoniously with the statutory scheme, the object of the Act, and the intention of the legislature, indicate that a “sponsor” required to register is an individual or organizati...

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Rachel Roy, ALLEVATO QUAIL & Roy LLP on ELECTION ACT

Effective August 1, 2017, the prescribed special projects will be specified in Section 9 of the Petroleum and Natural Gas General Regulation.

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Paul Wilson, Fasken Martineau on PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS ACT

On March 18, 2020, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement (CVSE) Branch of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI) issued NSC Bulletin #01-2020 to provide clarity regarding B.C.'s Hours of Service Regulations while providing relief during the COVID-19 pande...

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Karen Coverett, CVSE - Victoria (HQ) on MOTOR VEHICLE ACT REGULATIONS 26/58

This provision is mandatory and there is no discretion to order payment to be made to someone other than the PGT. See 2019 BCCA 171 at paras 7 - 11.

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Dan Orsetti, Public Guardian And Trustee of British Columbia on WILLS, ESTATES AND SUCCESSION ACT

This section should be taken at face value, which means that the 30-day period is unique to each member receiving a LITB. For example, if an administrator gets a "bounce back" and have to send out the statement again, the 30-day period does not start till the member actually g...

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Murray Campbell, Lawson Lundell LLP on PENSION BENEFITS STANDARDS REGULATION 71/2015

An “after work” fire watch required under Schedule 3 of the Wildfire Regulation, B.C. Reg. 38/2005, O.C. 94/2005, at a worksite where high-risk activity occurs must begin after all work has ended, and not just the high-risk activity: British Columbia v. Canadian Forest Pro...

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OnPoint Legal Research, Onpoint Legal Research Law Corporation on WILDFIRE REGULATION 38/2005

Obtaining an environmental assessment certificate is an important early step for any large environmental project. However, factors outside of one’s control can often produce delays which, in turn, prevent substantial work from being completed on a project in a timely manner...

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Richard Bereti, Harper Grey LLP on ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT ACT