Tip of the MonthThe BC Court of Appeal has recently concluded that local governments do not owe a constitutional duty to consult with First Nations on matters such as rezoning, development permits, and other permits and approvals, except on certain occasions where provincial or federal approvals are also required. Statutory consultation requirements, such as for OCPs, will continue to apply.
Monthly Archives: October 2011
On the Campaign Trail: Uncomfortable Questions ≠ Defamation As the local government elections draw near, and candidates vie for seats, tempers can become flared. Flashpoints for dispute include campaign materials, blog postings and all-candidates meetings. It is not uncommon for … Continue reading