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Case Summary: Development Cost Charges may apply if the developer receives a direct or indirect benefit from City drainage works
  • Harper Grey LLP
  • Canada
  • October 16 2018

A developer was denied an exemption to the City of Coquitlam’s development cost charges for drainage works because the developer was found to benefit

British Colombia Court of Appeal Reforms Fresh Consideration Principles
  • Bennett Jones LLP
  • Canada
  • October 12 2018

In a recent decision, Rosas v Toca, 2018 BCCA 191 Rosas, the British Columbia Court of Appeal turned sharply away from traditional contract law

The Erosion of Municipal Council Power Over Land Use Bylaws
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • October 11 2018

In a recent article I raised the potential for Alberta city charters to go off the constitutional rails should Edmonton or Calgary city councils use

British Columbia Court of Appeal Provides Guidance on How the Holdback Obligation Applies to Direct Payment Arrangements
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • October 9 2018

Holdback obligations are an integral part of every Builders Lien Act in Western Canada. The holdback is the statutorily mandated percentage of any

Fair Play
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • October 5 2018

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity is a core feature of the mining sector. Given recent market conditions, where capital inflows have been

British Columbia Court of Appeal orders Vancouver transit authority to reconsider selling ad space to anti-abortion group
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • October 2 2018

In Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform v South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority, (CCBR v TransLink), the British Columbia Court of

SCC denies Sobeys leave to appeal in loyalty rewards program dispute with Alberta College of Pharmacists
  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
  • Canada
  • October 1 2018

On August 9, 2018, the Supreme Court of Canada denied Sobeys' application for leave to appeal (docket no. 37864) from the Alberta Court of

When the Duty to Mitigate is Expensive: Employer ordered to pay $45,000 for dismissed employee’s mitigation expenses
  • Sultan Lawyers
  • Canada
  • September 21 2018

The duty of an employee to mitigate damages after a termination of employment operates to help reduce the period of unemployment or underemployment

Home is Where the . . . . Domicile is?
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • September 7 2018

Born in Vancouver, raised in Toronto, educated in New York, graduate degree from England, first job in Hong Kong, transferred to Tokyo, retired in the

Limitation Act gives BC security holder unpleasant surprise
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • July 30 2018

The British Columbia Court of Appeal considered for the first time section 15 of that province's updated Limitation Act (the "Act"). The result