Publications

Include Mandatory Policy Language or Face Severe Consequences

By: Julie Facchin

The British Columbia Supreme Court in PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc. v. Royal & Sun Alliance...

Joint Assets as a Planning Device – Tool or Trap?

Co-authored by Rose Shawlee and Arielle Lavender 

Joint assets are a topic shrouded in misinformation. It has been...

Employer Health Tax 101

In Elisabeth A. Sadowski’s latest blog post found on our BC Workplace Blog, she assesses the Employer...

Amendments to the Employment Standards Act Worth Knowing

In Elisabeth A. Sadowski’s latest blog post, found on our BC Workplace Blog, she provides an overview...

I Thought You Were Pushing Me Out – BC Court Finds Employee’s Erroneous Beliefs Not Constructive Dismissal

In Michelle Quinn’s latest blog post found on our BC Workplace Blog, she reviews the recent BC...

Significant Changes to the Trademarks Act of Canada

Bill C-31 received Royal Assent in June, 2014 and will finally come into force June 17, 2019 which will result...

Insurance Policies Aren’t Special! Costs and the Duty to Defend In BC

By: C. Nicole Mangan

In a recent British Columbia Court of Appeal decision, West Van Holdings Ltd. v. Economical...

Speculation and Vacancy Tax Act Summary

By: Benjamin Hagen

The Speculation and Vacancy Tax Act (the “Act”) received Royal Assent on November 27, 2018. The...

Practical Effects of Cannabis Legalization

By Georg Reuter and Rhys Volkenant

Cannabis is legal and many physiotherapists are understandably wondering how this will affect their practice. The...

Mitigating Due Diligence Issues Within a Business Transaction

Co-authored by Sze-Mei Yeung and Douglas G. Cottier

Due diligence allows a potential buyer or investor to evaluate,...

Employer’s Apology And Gift Card To Complainant Leads To Dismissal Of Human Rights Complaint

By:  Michelle Quinn

In Michelle Quinn’s latest blog post, on the BC Workplace Blog, she reviews the...

Due Diligence When Buying a Business

Co-authored by Silvana M. Facchin and Su Ji Yim

Buying a business is a complex and risky undertaking....