Publications

Canada’s COVID Alert App: What Businesses and Individuals Need to Know

On July 31, 2020, the federal government released the COVID Alert app. The COVID Alert app has been approved...

Essential Information Employers Need to Know About COVID-19 Temporary Layoffs and ESA Termination Pay

By: Georg Reuter

Many BC employers will have issued temporary layoffs to employees with the start of BC’s COVID-19...

Avoiding and Managing Privacy Breaches in Remote Working Environments

By: Julie Facchin 

COVID-19 has caused a fundamental shift in the way many of us work. Instead of being...

How To Estate Plan the Family Cottage

By: Tim H.R. Brown

When dealing with estate planning, many families spend a lot of time dealing with emotional...

Commercial Rent Relief is Here . . . For Those That Qualify

By: C. Nicole Mangan

The framework of a commercial rent relief program for small businesses has now been announced....

Weathering the COVID-19 Storm: Resources for BC Businesses

By: David W. Harvey

Few businesses have been unaffected by the COVID-19 pandemic. For some, the impact will be...

Waivers and “Own Negligence” Clauses – Court of Appeal Clarifies Legal Test

By: Ryan A. Shaw

Most, if not all, businesses which offer risky recreational activities to customers utilize some form...

The Disruptive Impact of COVID-19 on Businesses and Performance of Contractual Obligations

By: Su Ji Yim

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 as a pandemic. On March...

COVID-19: Five Issues for Commercial Landlords and Tenants to Consider

By: C. Nicole Mangan

A state of emergency has now been declared by the Province of British Columbia and the...

Covenants to Insure: A Beneficiary’s Fireproof Protection from Liability

By: Ola N. Stoklosa

In the early hours of February 13, 2008, a Vancouver restaurant exploded causing damage through...

Dividend Planning by December 31, 2019

By: Tim Brown, Rose Shawlee and Christine D. Lowe

Background 

As you by now are no doubt aware,...

“Duty Of Good Faith”: What Is Its Scope?

By: Aneka Jiwaji 

“Duty of good faith” is a term heard often in the insurance Industry, but the broad...