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|“British Columbia Creditor’s Remedies, An Annotated Guide”||Annual, to date|
|Law Society Practice Checklists – Examination in Aid of Execution||Annual, to date|
|BC Budget Update - Corporate Tax Cut
The small business corporate income tax rate will be reduced from 2.5% to 2% effective April 1, 2017. This means that the combined Federal and Provincial tax rate for small business income, up to $500,000 per year, will be 12.5% in British Columbia (subject, of course, to any changes coming in the Federal Budget).
|"Crossing Borders: The Top 10 Differences Between Litigating in the U.S. and Canada", The Lawyers Log Book, Vol 6., No. 2, pg. 44-45 (Winter 2016 - 2017), Author||31.1.17|
|Corporate Governance and Directors' Duties in Canada: Overview
The Q&A gives a high level overview of board composition, the comply or explain approach, management rules and authority, directors’ duties and liabilities, transactions with directors and conflicts, company meetings, internal controls, accounts and audit, institutional investors and reform proposals.
|BC Employers Subject to New Requirements Regarding Joint Health and Safety Committees and Worker Health and Safety Representatives
Michelle Jones’ article, “BC Employers Subject to New Requirements Regarding Joint Health and Safety Committees and Worker Health and Safety Representatives,” examines WorkSafeBC’s approval of three new sections of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (OHSR): Evaluation of Joint Committees, Minimum Training Requirements and Participation in Incident Investigations.
|Laura Duke Contributes to Project Law Blog||05.1.17|
|Video Surveillance and Individual Privacy Rights: BC Privacy Commissioner Issues First Ever Audit and Compliance Report
David Gibbons and Nicole Skuggedal's article “Video Surveillance and Individual Privacy Rights: BC Privacy Commissioner Issues First Ever Audit and Compliance Report” discusses the OIPC issuing its first ever Audit and Compliance Report following an audit of a private sector business. In particular, in the "Report" the Commissioner determined that a medical clinic’s use of video and audio surveillance was unauthorized and excessive.
|Contract Law Update: Developments of Note (2016)
This paper discusses contract law issues including decisions of relevance to commercial lawyers and business leaders giving a snapshot of particular principles of interest that arose in case law over the past 12 months.This year she examines topics such as: the standard of review on contract interpretation issues; anti-oral amendments; unilateral or bilateral contracts, limitations law as applied to continuing breaches of contract, penalty clauses updates, duty of good faith performance and rights of first refusal and contract clauses vesting a party with descretion.
|CRTC Releases CASL Decision Clarifying the Limits of Implied Consent
Lisa Chamzuk and Nicole Skuggedal’s article “CRTC Releases CASL Decision Clarifying the Limits of Implied Consent” discusses the first written reasons issued by Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) in an Anti-Spam case under Canada’s legislation (CASL). In particular, the CRTC decision provides guidance on the scope of the “conspicuous publication” exemption and on the penalties likely to be levied under CASL.
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