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More enhancements are on the way &#8230; </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"> <hr size="2" color="black"></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"> <p align="center"><b>Tip: Log in to Quickscribe Online prior to clicking Reporter links.</b></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"> <hr size="2" color="black"></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align: center;" colspan="3" rowspan="1" valign="top"><b>FEDERAL LEGISLATION</b> &#8212; For notification of federal amendments, we recommend you use our <a href="http://quickscribe.bc.ca/rsssignup/" target="_blank">RSS feed</a>.</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"> <hr size="2" color="black"></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" align="center" valign="center"><a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca/secure/bills/Reporter-archives.html" target="_blank">[ Previous Reporters ]</a><br> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"> <hr size="2" color="black"></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" align="center" valign="center"><b>CATEGORIES</b> <br> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="right" width="49%" valign="top"> <a href="#company">COMPANY &amp; FINANCE</a><br> <a href="#energy">ENERGY &amp; MINES</a><br> <a href="#family" style="text-align: right">FAMILY &amp; CHILDREN</a><br> <a href="#forest">FOREST &amp; ENVIRONMENT</a><br> <a href="#health">HEALTH </a><br> <a href="#labour">LABOUR &amp; EMPLOYMENT</a><br> </td> <td width="2%">&#160; </td> <td align="left" width="49%" valign="top"> <a href="#government">LOCAL GOVERNMENT</a><br> <a href="#misc">MISCELLANEOUS</a><br> <a href="#motor">MOTOR VEHICLE &amp; TRAFFIC</a><br> <a href="#estate">PROPERTY &amp; REAL ESTATE </a><br> <a href="#wills">WILLS &amp; ESTATES </a><br> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"> <hr size="2" color="black"> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <div> <table style="width: 100%;" cellpadding="10" bordercolor="black" border="1"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="cell1" colspan="3" valign="top"><a name="company"></a><b>COMPANY &amp; FINANCE</b></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"> <p valign="top" align="center"><b>Company and Finance News:</b></p> <p> <b>Did You "Use" That?: Interpreting BC's PST Legislation</b><br> The way the BC Provincial Sales Tax (PST) legislation is worded, PST is required to be paid on property that is "used" within BC. But what does "use" mean? Basically, if a person acquires something in BC and does anything other than ship it directly outside of the province, it will most likely be considered to be used in BC. "Use" is defined so broadly, it is nearly impossible to escape. Consider this scenario: You manufacture windows and doors in BC, ship them to your customers in Saskatchewan and install the windows and doors for your customers (either with your own employees or with subcontractors). Read the <a href="http://www.mnp.ca/en/media-centre/blog/2014/12/19/did-you-use-that-interpreting-bcs-pst-legislation">article</a> by <a href="http://www.mnp.ca/en/contact/personnel/angela-chang">Angela Chang</a> with MNP LLP.&#160; </p> <p> <b>BC Securities &#8211; Policies &amp; Instruments </b> <br> The following policies and instruments were published on the BCSC website in the month of December: </p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.bcsc.bc.ca/Securities_Law/Policies/Policy5/51-101_Standards_of_Disclosure_for_Oil_and_Gas_Activities__NI_and_F_Amendment_Advance_Notice_/">51-101</a> &#8211; CSA Notice of Amendments to National Instrument 51-101 Standards of Disclosure for Oil and Gas Activities and Companion Policy 51-101 <i>Standards of Disclosure for Oil and Gas Activities</i><br> The proposed amendments would promote improved disclosure of resources other than reserves, provide for increased flexibility for oil and gas reporting issuers in different jurisdictions and align with the amended Canadian Oil and Gas Evaluation Handbook. Subject to obtaining required ministerial approval, the amendments will come into force on July 1, 2015. </li> <li><a href="http://www.bcsc.bc.ca/Securities_Law/Policies/Policy8/81-101_Mutual_Fund_Prospectus_Disclosure__NI_Amendment_Advance_Notice_/">81-101</a> &#8211; Implementation of the Third Stage of Point of Sale Disclosure for Mutual Funds &#8211; <i>Pre-Sale Delivery of Fund Facts</i> &#8211; CSA Notice of Amendments to National Instrument 81-101 Mutual Fund Prospectus Disclosure and its Companion Policy </li> <li><a href="http://www.bcsc.bc.ca/Securities_Law/Policies/Policy4/41-101_CSA_Notice_and_Request_for_Comment_-_Proposed_Amendments_to_Certain_National_and_Multilateral_Instruments_and_Policies_Related_to_the_Recognition_of_Aequitas_Neo_Exchange_Inc___CSA_Notice_/">41-101</a> &#8211; CSA Notice and Request for Comment - Proposed Amendments to Certain National and Multilateral Instruments and Policies Related to the Recognition of Aequitas Neo Exchange Inc. <br> The comment period ends on March 11, 2015. </li> <li><a href="http://www.bcsc.bc.ca/Securities_Law/Policies/Policy3/33-705_Conditions_of_Registration_for_Investment_Dealers_with_a_BC_Office_that_Trade_in_the_U_S__Ove%281%29/">BCIN 33-705</a> &#8211; Notice of Amended BC Interpretation Note 33-705 Conditions of Registration for Investment Dealers with a BC Office that Trade in the U.S. Over-the-Counter Markets <br> The BCSC is amending BC Interpretation Note 33-705 Conditions of Registration for Investment Dealers with a BC Office that Trade in the U.S. Over-the-Counter Markets. The BCSC will renew with only one change conditions of registration on all investment dealers that trade in securities of OTC issuers through an office in British Columbia. The amendments to BCIN 33-705 reflect that change &#8211; there is no expiry date. </li> <li><a href="http://www.bcsc.bc.ca/Marketplaces/SRO/MFDA/Notice_of_BCSC_Non-Objection_to_Proposed_Amendments_to_MFDA_Rules_2_8_3_%28Rates_of_Return%29__5_3_%28Client_Reporting%29__and_5_4_%28Trade_Confirmations%29/">MFDA</a> &#8211; Notice of BCSC Non-Objection to Proposed Amendments to MFDA Rules 2.8.3 (Rates of Return), 5.3 (Client Reporting) and 5.4 (Trade Confirmations) <br> This Notice announces the BCSC non-objection to the proposed amendments to MFDA Rules 2.8.3 (Rates of Return) , 5.3 (Client Reporting), and 5.4 (Trade Confirmation), and amendments to related rules, policies and forms. </li> <li><a href="http://www.bcsc.bc.ca/Securities_Law/Policies/PolicyBCN/BCN2014/13_Notice_of_Strip_Bond_Information_Statement_under__BC_Instrument_91-504_Government_Strip_Bonds__BCN_/">BCN 2014/13</a> &#8211; Notice of Strip Bond Information Statement under BC Instrument 91-504 <i>Government Strip Bonds</i> [BCN] <br> This notice announces that the Executive Director has approved a revised information statement under BC Instrument 91-504 <i>Government Strip Bonds</i>. It also revokes the previous strip bond information statement. </li> </ul> <p> For more information visit the BC Securities <a href="http://www.bcsc.bc.ca/default.asp">website</a>. </p> <p> <b>PST Bulletins</b><br> The following PST bulletins and notices were issued in the month of December: </p> <ul> <li> <a href="http://www.sbr.gov.bc.ca/documents_library/bulletins/pst_315.pdf">Bulletin PST 315</a>, <i>Rentals and Leases of Goods</i></li> <li> <a href="http://www.sbr.gov.bc.ca/documents_library/bulletins/mft_004.pdf">Bulletin MFT 004</a>, <i>Fuel Tax Refunds for Persons with Disabilities </i> </li> <li> <a href="http://www.sbr.gov.bc.ca/documents_library/bulletins/pst_003.pdf">Bulletin PST 003</a>, <i>Small Sellers</i> </li> <li> <a href="http://www.sbr.gov.bc.ca/documents_library/bulletins/pst_304.pdf">Bulletin PST 304</a>, <i>Thrift Stores, Service Clubs, Charitable Organizations and Societies </i> </li> <li> <a href="http://www.sbr.gov.bc.ca/documents_library/bulletins/pst_505.pdf">Bulletin PST 505</a>, <i>Security</i> </li> <li> <a href="http://www.sbr.gov.bc.ca/documents_library/bulletins/mft-ct_005.pdf">Bulletin MFT-CT 005</a>, <i>Tax Rates on Fuels</i> </li> <li> <a href="http://www.sbr.gov.bc.ca/documents_library/notices/notice_2014-007.pdf">Notice 2014-007</a>, <i>Who Can Claim a Refund</i> </li> </ul> <p> For more information, visit the Consumer Taxes <a href="http://www.sbr.gov.bc.ca/msbr/whats_new/consumer_taxes/whatsnew.htm">website</a>. </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="cell2" align="left" width="300"><b>Act or Regulation Affected</b></td> <td class="cell2" align="center" width="80"><b>Effective Date</b></td> <td class="cell2" width="400"><b>Amendment Information </b></td> </tr> <tr> <td rowspan="2">Designated Accommodation Area Tax Regulation (392/2008)</td> <td align="center" valign="middle">Dec. 22/14</td> <td>by <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca//secure/repository_redirect.php?document=c29f134e62a717f201b97a01bcf1f44b&amp;anchor=">Reg 260/2014</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="middle">Jan. 1/15</td> <td>by <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca//secure/repository_redirect.php?document=785a9c34d73330a87c6fee6e134ccd9b&amp;anchor="> Reg 179/2014</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td rowspan="2">Income Tax Act</td> <td align="center" valign="middle">Dec. 22/14</td> <td>by <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca//secure/repository_redirect.php?document=ec50fe91abf5156c4d52932150defdd1&amp;anchor="> Reg 262/2014</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="middle">Jan. 1/15</td> <td>by 2012 Bill 54, c. 35, section 252 only (in force by Royal Assent), <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca/secure/repository_redirect.php?document=d97b9346683a24168031c311afad1b88&amp;anchor=s247"> Provincial Sales Tax Act</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Insurance Premium Tax Act Interest Regulation (52/2003)</td> <td align="center" valign="middle">Dec. 1/14</td> <td>by <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca//secure/repository_redirect.php?document=f3a681194197d8660dd97813bff3eb2f&amp;anchor="> Reg 207/2014</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td>National Instrument 21-101: Marketplace Operation (251/2001)</td> <td align="center" valign="middle">Dec. 31/14</td> <td>by <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca//secure/repository_redirect.php?document=b6de1bb3dadf134f58f06b6fe69e7644&amp;anchor="> Reg 237/2014</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td>National Instrument 81-102: Investment Funds (2/2000)</td> <td align="center" valign="middle">Jan. 1/15</td> <td>by <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca//secure/repository_redirect.php?document=1ad5233e436c370a7c6a5a73c298cb8f&amp;anchor="> Reg 180/2014</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Prescribed Class of Property and Payment Amount Determination Regulation (261/2014)</td> <td align="center" valign="middle"><b>NEW</b><br> Dec. 22/14</td> <td>see <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca//secure/repository_redirect.php?document=b243421df271e417e849d3c6018a5c0e&amp;anchor="> Reg 261/2014</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="cell1" colspan="3" valign="top"><a name="energy"></a><b>ENERGY &amp; MINES</b></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"> <p valign="top" align="center"><b>Energy and Mines News:</b></p> <p><b>BC Oil Gas Commission to Implement Area-Based <br> Analysis in Application Review Process </b><br> Effective January 5, 2015, the BC Oil and Gas Commission (the "OGC") will begin using "<a href="http://www.bcogc.ca/node/12286/download">Area-based Analysis</a>" in considering applications for oil and gas activities in northeastern BC. The stated intention of Area-based Analysis is to integrate the requirements of existing statutes and regulations and allow the OGC to better and more consistently take into account the cumulative impact of industrial development when assessing applications for oil and gas activities. The combined footprint impact of all industrial development on the selected "values" will be taken into account. This includes all surface land use disturbance associated with oil and gas activity, geophysical activity, cutblocks and non-oil activity (such as mining, recreation, hydro, wind power, transmission lines). The OGC and the Ministries of Forests and Lands and Natural Resource Operations have been collaboratively developing this new approach since 2012. The process is similar to the current cumulative impact assessments carried out by the Environmental Assessment Office, but will apply to all applications for oil and gas activities, not just major projects. It will cover the entire Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin in northeastern BC, including all four key development basins (Liard; Horn River; Montney; and Cordova). The OGC has identified eight "values" that will be considered in the process. Only the first two will be used at the outset. The others are expected to be implemented over time. Read the <a href="http://blog.blg.com/energy/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=285%20">full article</a> by Williams, Rick; Bottomer, Timothy with Borden Ladner Gervais. </p> <p><b>BC Regulations Ban Oil and Bitumen <br> from Natural Gas Pipelines</b><br> British Columbia's government says pipelines built to support the liquefied natural gas industry will not end up carrying oil or bitumen. The Natural Gas Development Ministry says a new regulation prohibits proposed natural gas pipelines from transporting oil or diluted bitumen. Aboriginal Relations Minister John Rustad says in a statement that the oil-and-bitumen-free pipeline regulation should address concerns of BC First Nations about possible environmental issues associated to oil pipelines. Read <i>The Vancouver Sun</i> <a href="http://www.vancouversun.com/business/regulations+bitumen+from+natural+pipelines/10706122/story.html">article</a>.&#160; </p> <p><b>British Columbia Environmental Appeal Board <br> Reduces Redundancy in Appeal Proceedings</b><br> On December 4, 2014, the British Columbia Environmental Appeal Board (the "Board") issued reasons in a preliminary hearing relating to an appeal against Rio Tinto Alcan Inc.'s ("Rio Tinto") amended multi-media permit (the "Permit") for its Kitimat Modernization Project. </p> <blockquote><b>A. Background</b> <br> The Permit authorizes Rio Tinto to discharge effluent, emissions, and waste from its aluminum smelter located in Kitimat, British Columbia. In April 2012, the Director, under authority of the <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca/secure/index.html?page=document&amp;doc_id=742" target="_blank"><i>Environmental Management Act</i></a> (the "Act"), approved certain amendments to the Permit, which were sought by Rio Tinto in support of a project designed to modernize and increase the production at the Kitimat smelter. The amendment authorized an increase in the sulphur dioxide emission limit and added several conditions to the Permit, including a requirement to develop and implement an environmental effects monitoring plan (the "Plan") which is approved by the Ministry of Environment. The amendment also required Rio Tinto to submit to the Director a review of Plan results. If the said results were determined to be unacceptable, the maximum sulphur dioxide discharge limit would revert back to the original amount, unless the Director otherwise amended the discharge limit. 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ENVIRONMENT</b></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"> <div> <b> </b> <p align="center"><b>Forest and Environment News:</b> </p> </div> <p> <b>The Inherent Insecurity of Log Purchase Transactions </b><br> The British Columbia government has rights available under the <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca/secure/index.html?page=document&amp;doc_id=205" target="_blank"><i>Forest Act</i></a> to assess underpayment of stumpage owing on harvested Crown timber and collect charges on top of any stumpage already paid on the timber at issue. In the November/December 2014 issue of <i>BC Forest Professional</i>, Davis LLP's Jeff Waatainen takes a look at security issues surrounding retroactive stumpage appraisal for those who enter into agreements for the purchase and sale of Crown timber. Jeff is a regular contributor to the "Legal Perspective" column in <i>BC Forest Professional </i>magazine and a contributor to Quickscribe EnviroFor. You can view the article on the Davis LLP <a href="http://www.davis.ca/en/publication/inherent-insecurity-of-log-purchase-transactions/#sthash.NpK4uarp.dpuf%20"> website</a>. </p> <p> <b>First Nations Angry that NAFTA Environment <br> Body Won't Probe BC Salmon Farms</b> <br> Conservationists and First Nations are angry that NAFTA's environmental watchdog has rejected a recommendation to investigate Canada's handling of salmon farms along the BC coast. "I am deeply disappointed in Canada continuing to put wild salmon at risk," said Chief Bob Chamberlin of the Kwikwasutinuxw Haxwa'mis First Nation. "This process may have ended, but our struggle to safeguard wild salmon will not falter for a moment." The Commission on Environmental Co-operation said Friday [December 12<sup>th</sup>] that its three-member council had voted against looking into accusations that Canada violated its own laws by allowing fish farms to harm wild salmon stocks through the spread of parasites. Canada and Mexico voted against the investigation, while the United States wanted to pursue it. Canada argued that there is already a lawsuit before the courts in BC. The commission's rules don't allow investigations into matters that are already the subject of legal proceedings. Read <i>The Vancouver Sun</i> <a href="http://www.vancouversun.com/business/First+Nations+angry+that+NAFTA+environment+body+probe+salmon/10464233/story.html#ixzz3MxHwoYRo">article</a>.&#160;&#160; </p> <p> <b> Environmental Appeal Board Decisions</b><br> A number of Environmental Appeal Board decisions were released in the month of December. These include the following: </p> <p> <i> <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca/secure/index.html?page=document&amp;doc_id=742" target="_blank">Environmental Management Act</a></i><br> </p> <ul> <li><i><a href="http://www.eab.gov.bc.ca/ema/2014ema003a_004a_005a.pdf">Emily Toews; Elisabeth Stannus; Unifor Local 2301 v. Director, Environmental Management Act</a></i> [Preliminary Issues &#8211; Appeals Denied] </li> <li><i><a href="http://www.eab.gov.bc.ca/ema/2013ema007f_010f.pdf">Emily Toews; Elisabeth Stannus v. Director, Environmental Management Act</a></i> [Application for Order to Produce Documents &#8211; Denied]</li> </ul> <p> <i> <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca/secure/index.html?page=document&amp;doc_id=204" target="_blank">Wildlife Act</a></i></p> <ul> <li><i><a href="http://www.eab.gov.bc.ca/wildlife/2013wil004a_etal.pdf">Brian Glaicar; Robert Travis Crabbe; Marty Lightburn; Kenneth Robins; Douglas E. Goodwin; Jim Schmidt; Steven Leuenberger; Donald T. Wolfenden; Darryl Sword; Alex Smutny; Domenic Ferrarelli; Craig Zawada; Harry Leuenberger; David Beranek v. Regional Manager (Kootenay Boundary Region)</a> </i>[Final Decisions &#8211; 2013-WIL-004, 008 &amp; 025 Appeals Allowed in Part, otherwise Appeals Dismissed] </li> </ul> <p>Visit the Environmental Appeal <a href="http://www.eab.gov.bc.ca/2014ALLDECList.htm">website</a> for more information.</p> <b>Site C Dam Approved: Troubled Waters Ahead?</b><br> On December 16, 2014, the Province of BC made a <a href="http://www.newsroom.gov.bc.ca/2014/12/site-c-to-provide-more-than-100-years-of-affordable-reliable-clean-power.html">Final Investment Decision</a> to proceed with the development of Site C &#8211; an $8.335 billion dam project on the Peace River with the capacity to produce 1,100MW of electricity. <blockquote><b>A Cheaper form of Clean Energy:</b> <br> The Province's analysis, released together with news of its FID, concludes that Site C will be a cost-effective alternative to help meet future electricity demands in BC and in particular, will be cheaper than developing gas-fired plants operated by BC Hydro, or any alternative projects by Independent Power Producers. <br> <br> <b>A Landmark Major Project for BC:</b> <br> Site C will be, in current dollars, the most expensive capital project ever undertaken by the Province and merits scrutiny and continuing review for that reason alone. But Site C is also interesting because it will, over the next few years, provide global insight into whether costs and construction schedules for major capital projects can be effectively managed. </blockquote> Read the <a href="http://www.canadianenergylaw.com/2014/12/articles/renewable-energy/site-c-dam-approved-troubled-waters-ahead/">full article</a> by <a href="http://www.stikeman.com/cps/rde/xchg/se-en/hs.xsl/Profile.htm?ProfileID=16258">Jonathan Drance</a> and <a href="http://www.stikeman.com/cps/rde/xchg/se-en/hs.xsl/Profile.htm?ProfileID=99491">Rachel V. Hutton</a> with Stikeman Elliott.&#160; <p> <b>Climate Change Round-Up</b><br> Legislative efforts to address climate change have attracted renewed attention in recent weeks. British Columbia and Alberta have developed emissions intensity regimes while, at a global level, a range of ideas are still percolating. BC's brand new regime regulates facilities that have yet to be built, whereas Alberta's regime is seven years old, with a legislated expiration date that was extended a second time on December 19, 2014 until June 30, 2015. A summary of these regimes, and other major climate change regimes relevant to British Columbia, follows below:</p> <blockquote> <b><i>BC's Greenhouse Gas Industrial Reporting and Control Act</i></b> <br> In November, 2014, Bill 2, or the <i> <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca//secure/repository_redirect.php?document=983ccf4d7f66ddb2ac3a648a5ff17a8d&amp;anchor=">Greenhouse Gas Industrial Reporting and Control Act</a></i>, received Royal Assent. The new Act replaces the <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca/secure/index.html?page=document&amp;doc_id=3630" target="_blank"><i>Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Cap and Trade) Act</i></a> and regulates greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities. These facilities will be subject to a GHG emissions "intensity" benchmark of 0.16 carbon dioxide tonnes for each tonne of liquefied natural gas produced. </blockquote> <p> Read the <a href="https://www.bht.com/resources/climate-change-round">full article</a> by <a href="https://www.bht.com/matthew-d-keen">Matthew D. Keen</a>, <a href="https://www.bht.com/jana-mclean">Jana McLean</a>, and <a href="https://www.bht.com/lawyers/michael-manhas">Michael Manhas</a> with the law firm Bull Housser LLP.&#160; </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="cell2" align="left" width="200"><b>Act or Regulation Affected </b></td> <td class="cell2" align="center"><b>Effective Date</b></td> <td class="cell2"><b>Amendment Information </b></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Carbon Neutral Government Regulation (392/2008)</td> <td align="center" valign="middle">Jan. 1/15</td> <td>by <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca//secure/repository_redirect.php?document=042867db50f1536cd7c78f784c8e9ada&amp;anchor="> Reg 124/2014</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td>College of Applied Biology Act</td> <td align="center" valign="middle">Dec. 22/14</td> <td>by <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca//secure/repository_redirect.php?document=ec50fe91abf5156c4d52932150defdd1&amp;anchor="> Reg 262/2014</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Cut Control Regulation (578/2004)</td> <td align="center" valign="middle">Dec. 22/14</td> <td>by <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca//secure/repository_redirect.php?document=2fcb0944d1141192034a94ae7df5976e&amp;anchor="> Reg 252/2014</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Hunting Licensing Regulation (8/99)</td> <td align="center" valign="middle">Dec. 22/14</td> <td>by <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca//secure/repository_redirect.php?document=2b7dfa2980d2a418cddb9cd855234c63&amp;anchor="> Reg 266/2014</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Limited Entry Hunting Regulation (134/93)</td> <td align="center" valign="middle">Dec. 22/14</td> <td>by <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca//secure/repository_redirect.php?document=2b7dfa2980d2a418cddb9cd855234c63&amp;anchor="> Reg 266/2014</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Logging Tax Act Interest Regulation (53/2003)</td> <td align="center" valign="middle">Dec. 1/14</td> <td>by <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca//secure/repository_redirect.php?document=f3a681194197d8660dd97813bff3eb2f&amp;anchor="> Reg 207/2014</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td rowspan="2">Range Act</td> <td align="center" valign="middle">Dec. 1/14</td> <td>by 2014 Bill 5, c. 7, sections 22, 26 and 34 only (in force by <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca//secure/repository_redirect.php?document=7ff0d9fb9e9092eaefd0b644bd9a3c59&amp;anchor="> Reg 223/2014</a>), <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca//secure/repository_redirect.php?document=bc97c397695644cee1cc8a94b5d12b57&amp;anchor=s8"> Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Statutes Amendment Act, 2014</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="middle">Dec. 22/14</td> <td>by <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca//secure/repository_redirect.php?document=ec50fe91abf5156c4d52932150defdd1&amp;anchor="> Reg 262/2014</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Range Regulation (116/2005)</td> <td align="center" valign="middle">Dec. 1/14</td> <td>by <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca//secure/repository_redirect.php?document=7ff0d9fb9e9092eaefd0b644bd9a3c59&amp;anchor="> Reg 223/2014</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="cell1" colspan="3" valign="top"><a name="health"></a><b>HEALTH</b></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"> <div> <b> </b> <p align="center"><b>Health News:</b></p> </div> <p align="left"><b>Federal Government Loses Appeal to Stop Medical <br> Marijuana Patients from Growing Pot at Home</b><br> The Conservative government has lost its latest attempt to prevent medical marijuana users from growing pot at home, with the Federal Court of Appeal upholding an injunction that exempted patients from a massive overhaul of the system. New rules were introduced earlier this year that prohibited home growing and instead shifted production to commercial operations, but a group of patients is challenging that regime in a case expected to be heard in the new year. A Federal Court judge issued an injunction in the spring that allowed patients who were authorized to grow and possess marijuana under the old system to continue to do so until their case is resolved. Read the CBC <a href="http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/federal-government-loses-appeal-to-stop-medical-marijuana-patients-from-growing-pot-at-home-1.2874238"> article</a>.&#160; </p> <p align="left"><b>Supreme Court Preparing Landmark Ruling on <br> Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide</b> <br> After a hearing in October, the Supreme Court of Canada is preparing to issue a landmark ruling on euthanasia and physician assisted suicide, marking the first time the top court has addressed the issue since 1993, when it upheld the criminal ban in the case of Sue Rodriguez. No date has been set for the decision, but the court has asked intervenors for their consent to a media preview, a routine practice for such high profile cases, by [January 12<sup>th</sup>]. The case is an appeal of a ruling by the British Columbia Court of Appeal, which overturned the victory at trial of the appellant Gloria Taylor. She and others convinced a lower court that the criminal law against assisting someone to commit suicide violated her right to life, liberty and security of the person, and her equality rights to be free of discrimination based on physical disability. Read the <i>National Post</i> <a href="http://news.nationalpost.com/2015/01/05/supreme-court-preparing-landmark-ruling-on-euthanasia-and-assisted-suicide/">article</a>.&#160; </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="cell2" align="left" width="200"><b>Act or Regulation Affected</b></td> <td class="cell2" align="center"><b>Effective Date</b></td> <td class="cell2"><b>Amendment Information </b></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Health Professions Act</td> <td align="center" valign="middle">Dec. 22/14</td> <td>by <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca//secure/repository_redirect.php?document=ec50fe91abf5156c4d52932150defdd1&amp;anchor="> Reg 262/2014</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Hospital District Act</td> <td align="center" valign="middle">Dec. 31/14</td> <td>by 2014 Bill 7, c. 32, section 32 only (in force by <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca//secure/repository_redirect.php?document=f72340905d3c6528c13dc5625b5d1d0b&amp;anchor="> Reg 228/2014</a>), <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca//secure/repository_redirect.php?document=9c2c58c51f12afca1636903a77816790&amp;anchor=s32"> Nisga'a Final Agreement Amendment Act, 2014</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Medical and Health Care Services Regulation (426/97)</td> <td align="center" valign="middle">Jan. 1/15</td> <td>by <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca//secure/repository_redirect.php?document=be4e441bff1388577012f495aee75734&amp;anchor="> Reg 144/2014</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Medicare Protection Act</td> <td align="center" valign="middle">Dec. 22/14</td> <td>by 2014 Bill 7, c. 8, sections 96, 100 to 103 only (in force by <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca//secure/repository_redirect.php?document=aede67bff2c5deb98af81c56d3584390&amp;anchor="> Reg 254/2014</a>), <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca//secure/repository_redirect.php?document=02cf733b55806b80031fe8ad8917c107&amp;anchor=s90"> Laboratory Services Act</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Patients Property Act</td> <td align="center" valign="middle">Dec. 1/14</td> <td>by 2014 Bill 14, c. 9, sections 30, 31 (part), 32 to 36 only (in force by <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca//secure/repository_redirect.php?document=8afdb27bc7f1d83c806d3951b67190bc&amp;anchor="> Reg 115/2014</a> as amended by <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca//secure/repository_redirect.php?document=8bac959097a1fde592d88bcc85fa5f26&amp;anchor="> Reg 203/2014</a>), <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca//secure/repository_redirect.php?document=289a55ad4b6c7020bd8d0ef04c18f82d&amp;anchor=s30"> Justice Statutes Amendment Act, 2014</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Provider Regulation (222/2014)</td> <td align="center" valign="middle"><b>NEW</b><br> Dec. 1/14</td> <td>see <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca//secure/repository_redirect.php?document=31f6fddc39e8b250ed798b321a480522&amp;anchor="> Reg 222/2014</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="cell1" colspan="3" valign="top"><a name="labour"></a><b>LABOUR &amp; EMPLOYMENT</b></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"> <div> <b></b> <p align="center"><b>Labour and Employment News:</b></p> </div> <p align="left"><b>What is Physical Disability? BC Human Rights Tribunal <br> Confirms Legal Test under <i>Human Rights Code</i><br> </b>A decision this month by the BC Human Rights Tribunal (the "Tribunal") considered the evidence required to prove a "physical disability" under the <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca/secure/index.html?page=document&amp;doc_id=396" target="_blank" style="font-style: italic"> Human Rights Code</a> (<i>Li v. Aluma Systems Inc. et al</i>, 2014 BCHRT 270). Mr. Wan Ji Li based his complaint on the fact that his employment was terminated when his hands had become swollen and painful after a strenuous job at Aluma Systems. The medical evidence was that his swollen hands and pain would be resolved by use of muscle relaxants and anti-inflammatory medication followed by a period of rest or light duties at work. The Tribunal considered the test for establishing a "physical disability". The tribunal affirmed its position that: </p> <blockquote align="left">"&#8230; the concept of disability, for human rights purposes, has generally been held to involve a physiological state that is involuntary and has a degree of severity, permanence and/or persistence. Generally, the disability impairs a person's ability to carry out the normal functions of life to some degree and poses an impediment to a person's participation in the economic or other areas of life which the Code seeks to protect against. It is a case-by-case analysis." </blockquote> <p align="left">Read the <a href="http://www.davis.ca/en/publication/what-is-physical-disability-bc-human-rights-tribunal-confirms-legal-test-under-human-rights-code/?utm_source=btn&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=elDec30#sthash.p1ntgXvn.dpuf"> full article</a> by <a href="http://www.davis.ca/en/lawyer/Larry-Page/">Larry Page</a> with Davis LLP.&#160; </p> <p align="left"><b>"Unlike" &#8211; Social Media Gaffes Not Cause <br> To Dismiss Communications Manager<br> <i>Lack of Warnings about inappropriate online <br> posts was fatal to employer's case</i> </b><br> As more people use social media to communicate in and out of the office, social media posts by employees are increasingly a concern for employers. In a recent case, the International Triathlon Union ("ITU") dismissed its Senior Manager of Communications, Paula Kim, because of negative posts she made on her personal blog and social media accounts. In <i> <a href="http://www.courts.gov.bc.ca/jdb-txt/SC/14/21/2014BCSC2151.htm">Kim v. International Triathlon Union</a></i>, the British Columbia Supreme Court found there was no just cause for her dismissal because she had not been clearly warned that her communications put her employment in jeopardy. Ms. Kim was considered the "voice of ITU". She was responsible for liasing with the media and writing materials for ITU's website, press releases, newsletter and Facebook account. Ms. Kim also kept a personal blog where she posted about her life, and had two Twitter accounts, one personal and one with the handle "Paula Kim ITU" where she posted about triathlon matters. ITU did not have any social media, communication or internet policies or a written contract with Ms. Kim, but Ms. Kim later stopped using the "Paula Kim ITU" account when requested by ITU. 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Sandra Simans sued the society and the city, alleging that the seizure was unlawful and that she and her rescue organization were defamed in news releases and statements to media. Simans runs 1atatime Rescue Society, which takes in disabled and abused animals from Canada, the U.S. and Asia. Until mid-2012 she kept the animals she rescued at a home where she lived in Burnaby. Read the <a href="http://www.theprovince.com/life/SPCA+Burnaby+city+officials+acted+within+seizing+dogs+cats/10688669/story.html">full article</a> published in The Province.&#160; </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="cell2" align="left" width="200"><b>Act or Regulation Affected</b></td> <td class="cell2" align="center"><b>Effective Date</b></td> <td class="cell2"><b>Amendment Information </b></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Assessment Act</td> <td align="center" valign="middle">Dec. 31/14</td> <td>by 2014 Bill 7, c. 32, sections 7 to 21 only (in force by <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca//secure/repository_redirect.php?document=f72340905d3c6528c13dc5625b5d1d0b&amp;anchor="> Reg 228/2014</a>), <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca//secure/repository_redirect.php?document=9c2c58c51f12afca1636903a77816790&amp;anchor=s7"> Nisga'a Final Agreement Amendment Act, 2014</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Assessment Authority Act</td> <td align="center" valign="middle">Dec. 31/14</td> <td>by 2014 Bill 7, c. 32, sections 22 to 25 only (in force by <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca//secure/repository_redirect.php?document=f72340905d3c6528c13dc5625b5d1d0b&amp;anchor="> Reg 228/2014</a>), <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca//secure/repository_redirect.php?document=9c2c58c51f12afca1636903a77816790&amp;anchor=s22"> Nisga'a Final Agreement Amendment Act, 2014</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td>British Columbia Building Code Regulation (264/2012)</td> <td align="center" valign="middle">Dec. 19/14</td> <td>by <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca/secure/repository_redirect.php?document=46c68469c1cb11eca5bd192831510495&amp;anchor="> Regs 173/2013</a>, <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca//secure/repository_redirect.php?document=7385b0d43c99c3c4baf90d6f8361ef94&amp;anchor="> 140/2014</a> and <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca//secure/repository_redirect.php?document=4ed66c9f8e61122a46eefb4e49c7b4a5&amp;anchor="> 175/2014</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td>British Columbia Teachers' Council Regulation (2/2012)</td> <td align="center" valign="middle">Dec. 10/14</td> <td>by <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca//secure/repository_redirect.php?document=abd215686e2110a5f2efbfc4d2059e21&amp;anchor="> Reg 236/2014</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Bylaw Notice Enforcement Regulation (175/2004)</td> <td align="center" valign="middle">Dec. 22/14</td> <td>by <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca//secure/repository_redirect.php?document=748b7d73af877b89f68dbeeb2ba254de&amp;anchor="> Reg 256/2014</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Canadian Pacific Railway (Stone and Timber) Settlement Act</td> <td align="center" valign="middle"><b>NEW</b><br> Dec. 22/14</td> <td>c. 27&#160;[SBC 2014], <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca//secure/repository_redirect.php?document=a384bce1953b1c51b65c58387ae41f03&amp;anchor=s1"> 2014 Bill 3</a>, whole Act in force by <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca//secure/repository_redirect.php?document=b39c96eb3da6c7e2421068acd80a6920&amp;anchor="> Reg 247/2014</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Depreciation of 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These comments are a clear reflection of the court's displeasure at the DCF's tactics. In this particular case, the DCF seized a pickup owned by Roberta Allwright. Following that seizure, the DCF applied for an interim preservation order allowing the continued detention of the truck, depriving Ms. Allwright of its use, until the substantive issues in the claim were resolved. If the DCF succeeded, Ms. Allwright would have lost the use of her vehicle for a year or more until the trial. The DCF's likely motive was to put practical and economic pressure on Ms. Allwright in an effort to extract from her an advantageous "settlement" (i.e., money) to bring the matter to an end sooner and allow her to retrieve her vehicle. 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Reg. 26/58, was amended by B.C. 227/2014. The amendments include: </p> <blockquote align="left"> <table cellpadding="3"> <tbody> <tr valign="top"> <td><i><b>1</b></i></td> <td colspan="5"><i>Section 47.01 of the Motor Vehicle Act Regulations, B.C. 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These included: </p> <ul> <li> <a href="http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/CVSE/national_safety_code/pdf/CVSE0047_Authorization-NSCnumber.pdf">CVSE0047</a> &#8211; National Safety Code Authorization </li> <li> <a href="http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/CVSE/national_safety_code/pdf/CVSE0048_DeclarationOverallResponsibility.pdf">CVSE0048</a> &#8211; Declaration of Overall Responsibility </li> <li> <a href="http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/CVSE/national_safety_code/pdf/CVSE0049_VoluntarySurrenderDeclaration.pdf">CVSE0049</a> &#8211; Voluntary Surrender Declaration </li> <li> <a href="http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/forms/getForm.aspx?formId=1260">CVSE1014</a> &#8211; LCV Operating Conditions &amp; Routes </li> <li> <a href="http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/CVSE/national_safety_code/bulletins/141202_MaintenanceOfRecords.pdf">Bulletin 03-14</a> &#8211; Maintenance of Records &#8211; Motor Vehicle Act Regulations 37.29 (1) </li> </ul> <p align="left">For more information please visit the CVSE <a href="http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/CVSE/whatsnew.html">website</a>. </p> <p align="left"><b>Road Rage Intimidation Incident Leads to <br> Liability for Subsequent Crash</b><br> Reasons for judgment were released [late December] demonstrating liability after a motorist intimidated a cyclist who subsequently crashed. In this case (<i><a href="http://www.courts.gov.bc.ca/jdb-txt/SC/14/24/2014BCSC2435.htm">Davies v. Elston</a></i>) the Plaintiff was an experienced cyclist. As he passed a parked truck whose mirror extended into the bike lane the Plaintiff's son who was riding with him commented about the truck. The truck's owner heard this, jumped in his vehicle and drove after the cyclists to confront them. Words were exchanged during which time the truck came close enough that the Plaintiff placed his hand on the passenger side window of the vehicle. As the truck drove away the Plaintiff lost control of his bicycle and fractured his pelvis. The Defendant argued the Plaintiff was solely at fault for the incident. Madam Justice Griffin disagreed and found the defendant fully responsible. In reaching this conclusion the Court provided the following reasons: Read the <a href="http://bc-injury-law.com/blog/contact-road-rage-incident-leads-liability-subsequent-crashr"> full article</a> by ErikMagraken and posted on his <i>BC Injury Law</i> blog.&#160; </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="cell2" align="left" width="200"><b>Act or Regulation Affected</b></td> <td class="cell2" align="center"><b>Effective Date</b></td> <td class="cell2"><b>Amendment Information </b></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Container Trucking Act</td> <td align="center" valign="middle"><b>NEW</b><br> Dec. 22/14</td> <td>c. 28 [SBC 2014], <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca//secure/repository_redirect.php?document=cc84e0b119f5e404390d229050691f02&amp;anchor=s1"> 2014 Bill 5</a>, whole Act in force by <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca//secure/repository_redirect.php?document=37a7a158c5e2fd495006e1c5ec84e820&amp;anchor="> Reg 248/2014</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Container Trucking Regulation (248/2014)</td> <td align="center" valign="middle"><b>NEW</b><br> Dec. 22/14</td> <td>see <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca//secure/repository_redirect.php?document=37a7a158c5e2fd495006e1c5ec84e820&amp;anchor="> Reg 248/2014</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Emission Inspection Exemption Regulation (320/92)</td> <td align="center" valign="middle">Jan. 1/15</td> <td>by <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca//secure/repository_redirect.php?document=8d32c8559896cd40557c6788d19a7d1f&amp;anchor="> Reg 267/2014</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Motor Fuel Tax Act</td> <td align="center" valign="middle">Dec. 22/14</td> <td>by <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca//secure/repository_redirect.php?document=ec50fe91abf5156c4d52932150defdd1&amp;anchor="> Reg 262/2014</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Motor Vehicle Act Regulations (26/58)</td> <td align="center" valign="middle">Jan. 1/15</td> <td>by <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca//secure/repository_redirect.php?document=8551b8f91d50f4156d6ebb73bd09356f&amp;anchor="> Reg 227/2014</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Motor Vehicle Fees Regulation (334/91)</td> <td align="center" valign="middle">Dec. 1/14</td> <td>by <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca//secure/repository_redirect.php?document=68e8d316ed37a317bf2c67e5657d00e5&amp;anchor="> Reg 260/2013</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Permitted Cost of Services (Off-Road Vehicle) Regulation (241/2014)</td> <td align="center" valign="middle"><b>NEW</b><br> Dec. 19/14</td> <td>by <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca//secure/repository_redirect.php?document=d001f57865908da3ce6d413c7f418c0b&amp;anchor="> Reg 241/2014</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td>South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority Act</td> <td align="center" valign="middle">Jan. 1/15</td> <td>by 2014 Bill 22, c. 21, section 12 only (in force by Reg 131/2014), <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca//secure/repository_redirect.php?document=127393d595213a861d428fe5a0931f55&amp;anchor=s1"> South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority Amendment Act, 2014</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="cell1" colspan="3" valign="top"><a name="estate"></a><b>PROPERTY &amp; REAL ESTATE</b></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"> <p valign="top" align="center"> <b>Property and Real Estate News:</b></p> <p align="left"> <b>Fundamental Breach and the Sale of Real <br> Property: Timing is Everything &#8211; <i>REDMA</i><br> </b>Many land developers arrange to sell lots in a proposed development before the subdivision is completed. The vendor benefits from the promise of confirmed future sales and non-refundable deposits. Purchasers benefit from lower prices for purchasing early. However, what happens if the land development is delayed. Can a purchaser get a non-refundable deposit back? The answer is: it depends. For the most part, it depends on the terms of the written agreement between the parties but it can also depend on the timing of a critical decision by the purchaser. That decision is whether or not to treat a vendor's delay in closing the transaction as a fundamental breach of the contract. Equally important is when to make and communicate that decision. A recent <a href="http://www.courts.gov.bc.ca/jdb-txt/CA/14/04/2014BCCA0425.htm">case</a> in the Court of Appeal provides a good example. Read the <a href="http://www.canadianrealestatelawblog.com/2014/12/fundamental-breach-and-the-sale-of-real-property-timing-is-everything/?utm_source=Lawson+Lundell+-+Real+Estate+Blog&amp;utm_campaign=56dd5549ab-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_1e787d4096-56dd5549ab-70640329">full article</a> by Peter Roberts with Lawson Lundell LLP.&#160; </p> <p align="left"> <b>Lien Out: Arbitrary Protection for <br> Pre-Construction Consultants</b><br> Those who claim a builders lien must comply strictly with the requirements of the <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca/secure/index.html?page=document&amp;doc_id=415" target="_blank"><i>Builders Lien</i> Act</a>, and owners (or at least their counsel) are frequently on the lookout for liens that can be extinguished for a failure to satisfy such requirements. The recent BC Supreme Court decision in <i><a href="http://www.courts.gov.bc.ca/jdb-txt/SC/14/18/2014BCSC1816.htm">Stanley Paulus Architect Inc. v. Windmill Holdings Ltd.</a></i>, 2014 BCSC 1816 serves as a reminder of one fundamental requirement: in order to claim a lien there must be an "improvement" within the meaning of the Act. More particularly, there is no "improvement" where construction has not yet commenced even though considerable pre-construction work may have been undertaken. In Stanley Paulus, an architectural consulting firm sought a declaration of builders lien in respect of amounts unpaid under its contract with the owner. The consultant was retained to prepare plans for the project site, apply for a development permit, and provide construction administration for certain aspects of the project. Work commenced and continued over a series of months, with many changes to the project being made, but the necessary approvals were not obtained. The owner purported to terminate the consulting agreement on the ground that the consultant failed to perform in a timely manner, and the consultant filed a claim of lien against the project property. Read the <a href="http://www.canadianrealpropertylawblog.com/2014/10/lien-out-arbitrary-protection-for-pre-construction-consultants/">full article</a> by <a href="http://www.mccarthy.ca/lawyer_detail.aspx?id=5962">Aidan Cameron</a> with McCarthy Tetrault LLP.&#160; </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="cell2" align="left" width="200"><b>Act or Regulation Affected</b></td> <td class="cell2" align="center"><b>Effective Date</b></td> <td class="cell2"><b>Amendment Information </b></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Canadian Pacific Railway (Stone and Timber) Settlement Act</td> <td align="center" valign="middle"><b>NEW</b><br> Dec. 22/14</td> <td>c. 27&#160;[SBC 2014], <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca//secure/repository_redirect.php?document=a384bce1953b1c51b65c58387ae41f03&amp;anchor=s1"> 2014 Bill 3</a>, whole Act in force by <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca//secure/repository_redirect.php?document=b39c96eb3da6c7e2421068acd80a6920&amp;anchor="> Reg 247/2014</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Expropriation Act</td> <td align="center" valign="middle">Dec. 22/14</td> <td>2014 Bill 3, c. 27, section 12 only (in force by <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca//secure/repository_redirect.php?document=b39c96eb3da6c7e2421068acd80a6920&amp;anchor="> Reg 247/2014</a>), <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca//secure/repository_redirect.php?document=a384bce1953b1c51b65c58387ae41f03&amp;anchor=s12"> Canadian Pacific Railway (Stone and Timber) Settlement Act</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Manufactured Home Tax Act</td> <td align="center" valign="middle">Dec. 31/14</td> <td>by 2014 Bill 7, c. 32, sections 39 to 41 only (in force by <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca//secure/repository_redirect.php?document=f72340905d3c6528c13dc5625b5d1d0b&amp;anchor="> Reg 228/2014</a>), <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca//secure/repository_redirect.php?document=9c2c58c51f12afca1636903a77816790&amp;anchor=s39"> Nisga'a Final Agreement Amendment Act, 2014</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="cell1" colspan="3" valign="top"><a name="wills"></a>WILLS<b> &amp; ESTATES</b></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"> <p valign="top" align="center"> <b>Wills and Estates News:</b></p> <p> <b>The Incapable Spouse</b><br> <i>From CLEBC</i><br> This paper from <i>WESA for Family Lawyers</i> (October 2014) examines the impact of capacity on issues arising at many points along the continuum of a family relationship: from marriage to separation to spousal support. The writers offer seven practical tips for lawyers acting for a person who lacks capacity, or for the representative of that person. Visit the CLEBC website for more information and to view the <a href="http://www.cle.bc.ca/PracticePoints/FAM/14-incapable-spouse.html">paper</a>.&#160; </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="cell2" align="left" width="200"><b>Act or Regulation Affected</b></td> <td class="cell2" align="center"><b>Effective Date</b></td> <td class="cell2"><b>Amendment Information </b></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Adult Guardianship Act</td> <td align="center" valign="middle">Dec. 1/14</td> <td>by 2007 Bill 29, c. 34, sections 1 (c), (k) (part), 4 (part) and 17 (part) (in force by <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca//secure/repository_redirect.php?document=ae02c5dbae7540268066938cc7e2032c&amp;anchor="> Reg 25/2014</a>, repealing <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca//secure/repository_redirect.php?document=4c41840d0510697082404ede1bf59da2&amp;anchor="> Reg 131/2013</a>, as amended by <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca//secure/repository_redirect.php?document=8bac959097a1fde592d88bcc85fa5f26&amp;anchor="> Reg 203/2014</a>), <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca//secure/repository_redirect.php?document=555ce8eeee0305ecd1ecdd35e9e292d4&amp;anchor="> Adult Guardianship and Planning Statutes Amendment Act, 2007</a>, as amended by 2008 Bill 33, c. 30, section 2 only (in force by Royal Assent), <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca//secure/repository_redirect.php?document=c5cf6589aef4ff5c39d8b71def3ee8f1&amp;anchor="> Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment Act, 2008</a>, and 2014 Bill 14, c. 9, sections 1, 3 to 5, 7 and 9 only (in force by <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca//secure/repository_redirect.php?document=8afdb27bc7f1d83c806d3951b67190bc&amp;anchor="> Reg 115/2014</a>), <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca//secure/repository_redirect.php?document=289a55ad4b6c7020bd8d0ef04c18f82d&amp;anchor="> Justice Statutes Amendment Act, 2014</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Power of Attorney Act</td> <td align="center" valign="middle">Dec. 1/14</td> <td>by 2014 Bill 14, c. 9, section 43 only (in force by <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca//secure/repository_redirect.php?document=8afdb27bc7f1d83c806d3951b67190bc&amp;anchor="> Reg 115/2014</a>), <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca//secure/repository_redirect.php?document=289a55ad4b6c7020bd8d0ef04c18f82d&amp;anchor=s43"> Justice Statutes Amendment Act, 2014</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Statutory Property Guardianship Regulation (115/2014)</td> <td align="center" valign="middle"><b>NEW</b><br> Dec. 1/14</td> <td>see <a href="http://www.quickscribe.bc.ca//secure/repository_redirect.php?document=8afdb27bc7f1d83c806d3951b67190bc&amp;anchor="> Reg 115/2014</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="cell2" colspan="3" style="text-align: center" align="center"><font font="" size="2" color="#FF0000"> <i style="text-align: center">The content of this document is intended for client use only. 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