Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Final Curtain on the Catalyst Property Tax Battle

CASE COMMENT Catalyst Paper Corporation v. North Cowichan (District) 2012 SCC 2 The Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) has, in its decision of January 20, 2012 affirmed the findings of the BC Supreme Court and BC Court of Appeal in … Continue reading

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Guilt by Association?

GUILT BY ASSOCIATION? Conflict of Interest under the Community Charter and Common Law Given the recent civic elections this past November, conflict of interest rules may be a topic on the radar of many local government elected officials.  As such, … Continue reading

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IP for LGs

IP for LGs – If you don’t think intellectual property law affects local governments, think again. The term “intellectual property” usually brings to mind stories about big pharmaceutical companies, cutting-edge tech firms, or powerful Hollywood studios battling to prevent unauthorized … Continue reading

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