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Sarah Strukoff

Recent Publications

26Nov
2021
Seminar Papers

Caselaw Update

This paper examines 4 recent court decisions of particular interest to local government: (i) a Supreme Court of Canada decision on snow...

25Oct
2021
Client Bulletins

Supreme Court Attempts to Clarify Policy/Operational Analysis

The Supreme Court of Canada has released its highly anticipated reasons for judgement in Nelson (City) v. Marchi. The Marchi case stems...

13Sep
2021
Newsletter

Newsletter Volume 32, Number 3 - UBCM Conference Issue

In this UBCM Conference issue:Conflict of Interest or Community of Interest? Court Interprets the "Electors Generally" Exception - Julia...

10Aug
2021
Client Bulletins

Local Governments Get Ability To Regulate Single-use Plastics

On July 26, 2021, the Province made Ministerial Order No. M309, which amends the Spheres of Concurrent Jurisdiction - Environment and...

29Apr
2021
Client Bulletins

Court Upholds City’s Censure of Councillor

On April 21, 2021, the BC Supreme Court released reasons for judgment in Dupont v. Port Coquitlam (City). Councillor Dupont had commenced a...

15Apr
2021
Client Bulletins

Anti-Maskers and Human Rights: Does the Code Protect Me?

The British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal (the “Tribunal”) has received a significant number of complaints since October 2020 alleging...

31Mar
2021
Client Bulletins

Severance Agreements Withheld on Basis of Settlement Privilege

The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia (“OIPC”) recently released a decision confirming that...

16Mar
2021
Newsletter

Newsletter Volume 32, Number 1

In this issue: Is our New "Home Office" a Zoning Contravention - Guy PattersonMunicipal Employers Should be Cautious if Considering...

23Feb
2021
Client Bulletins

Bill C-21: Municipal Bylaws and Regulation of Firearms

Gun violence is a significant issue. Currently, pursuant to section 8(5) of the Community Charter, a municipal council may, by bylaw,...

21Jan
2021
Client Bulletins

Face Coverings (COVID-19) Order and Protective Measures (COVID-19) Order

On January 8, 2021, the Province made Ministerial Order No. M012/2021 – Face Coverings (COVID-19) Order and Ministerial Order No. M013/2021...

12Jan
2021
Client Bulletins

Campaign Contributions, In-Stream Development Applications and Conflicts

In Allan v. Froese, 2021 BCSC 28, released on January 11, 2021, the BC Supreme Court dismissed a petition seeking the removal of the mayor...

27Nov
2020
Seminar Papers

How are the Courts Approaching the Duty of Care in Negligence Claims Against Local Governments?

Recent decisions indicate that the courts are more reserved in their approach to the question of whether local governments owe a duty of...

22Sep
2020
Newsletter

Newsletter Volume 31, Number 3 - UBCM Conference Issue

In this UBCM Conference issue:No Liability in Mistaken Up-Zoning Case - Joe ScafeCity Liable after Tenant's Illegal Backyard Fire - Amy...

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