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Lawson Lundell LLP | Canada | 10 Jan 2014

Natural gas vehicles in British Columbia: at the intersection of public policy and utility regulation

FortisBC is the dominant natural gas service provider in British Columbia, serving nearly a million customers in over 125 communities in the province…
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Lawson Lundell LLP | Canada | 8 Jan 2014

Water use in BC: new changes to permitting processes

The Province recently approved amendments to the Water Regulation to eliminate minor but inconvenient steps in the permitting process. BC Regulation…
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Lawson Lundell LLP | Canada | 20 Dec 2013

Viewing employee’s personal email violates privacy legislation

On December 18, 2013, the Alberta Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner ordered an employer to provide training to its staff on…
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Lawson Lundell LLP | Canada | 17 Dec 2013

Pension benefits will not be deducted from damages for wrongful dismissal

On December 13, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in IBM Canada Limited v. Waterman, 2013 SCC 70. The decision clarifies that…
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Lawson Lundell LLP | Canada | 9 Dec 2013

Supreme Court of Canada backs securities commission enforcement

Unlike the United States, Canada does not have a national securities regulator. In Canada, each province regulates securities through its own…
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Lawson Lundell LLP | Canada | 3 Dec 2013

The Supreme Court of Canada takes a cautious step toward approving agreements correcting errors in tax planning and implementation

On November 28, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada released one decision in two appeals concerning a taxpayer's ability to…
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Lawson Lundell LLP | Canada | 24 Nov 2013

Significant amendments to Fisheries Act in force on November 25, 2013

On November 25, 2013, significant changes to the Fisheries Act come into force. The most significant, and most controversial, change in the…
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Lawson Lundell LLP | Canada | 22 Nov 2013

Water use in BC: out with the old, in with the new (maybe)

The public comment period on the Province's proposed new Water Sustainability Act has now closed. With well over 400 submissions, interest in the new…
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Lawson Lundell LLP | Canada | 18 Nov 2013

Supreme Court of Canada declares Alberta privacy legislation invalid

The Supreme Court of Canada today issued its much anticipated decision in Alberta (Information and Privacy Commissioner) v. United Food and…
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Lawson Lundell LLP | Canada | 13 Nov 2013

How should a strata deal with the owner from hell? - the final chapter!

In several earlier posts I discussed a B.C. Supreme Court decision involving problem strata owners who had, for years, defied efforts by the strata…
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