Why, Why, Why? The Importance of Reasons in Post-secondary Administrative Decision Making

The right for an affected party to receive reasons explaining an administrative decision is a well-established rule of procedural fairness. The result in a recent case before the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, Andres v University of Lethbridge, 2021 ABQB 551, highlights the importance of adhering to this rule in post-secondary administrative decision making. In Andres, […]

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The Duty of Good Faith in Commercial Tenancy Disputes

The recent decision of ARC Digital Canada Corp. v. Amacon Alaska Development Partnership, 2021 BCSC 1612 (“ARC Digital”) demonstrates that the doctrine of good faith continues to be a strong cause of action in disputes between commercial parties. The Facts In ARC Digital, Amacon Alaska Development Partnership (the “Landlord”) leased commercial premises to ARC Digital Canada Corp. (the […]

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Vaccination Issues in the Workplace: Communications to Employees & New Government Requirements

Given the advancing stage of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in British Columbia, and with many employees returning to shared workspaces under loosened health and safety restrictions, employers should be thinking about how to approach vaccination issues in the workplace.  What communications to provide to employees about vaccinations, including implementation of policies, and how to ensure […]

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Surrogacy Dilemma: Can Your Surrogate Get Parenting Time With the Child They Helped Bear?

Can your surrogate get parenting time with the child they helped bear? This is the question the BC Supreme Court recently faced in KB v MSB, 2021 BSCS 1238. The parties’ relationship history: MSB, NBB & KB The relationship between the parties involved is messy and unusual. MSB and NBB are a married couple and they […]

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Is Your Contractor an Employee?

Employment Law: Is Your Contractor an Employee? If you get it wrong, what are the penalties? The ATO (Australian Taxation Office) often issues guidelines for Employers to better understand the relationship they may have with their workers. It is important to get this relationship right from day one. Here are their six (6) basic questions to ask […]

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Bars and Restaurants Given an Extension for To-Go Alcohol Deliveries until December 31, 2021

Although things are starting to return to normal as of June 15th (see blog post), loosened alcohol sales and consumption laws will remain in effect for the remainder of 2021. The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control provided various temporary allowances during COVID which included the ability to return purchased alcohol; allowances of off-sales purchases from on-sale retailers; […]

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Clark Wilson LLP joins IR as the exclusive Wills & Estates Member in Canada-West

IR Global, the world’s largest exclusive network of advisory firms is delighted to introduce Lauren Liang Q.C. of Clark Wilson LLP . Lauren has joined IR as our exclusive Wills & Estates Member in Canada-West. Vancouver is fast becoming an international city, drawing people from all over the world. Years ago, Lauren moved here from […]

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Clark Wilson LLP joins IR as the exclusive Wills & Estates Member in Canada-West

IR Global, the world’s largest exclusive network of advisory firms is delighted to introduce Mark Weintraub Q.C. of Clark Wilson LLP. Mark has joined IR as our exclusive Wills & Estates Member in Canada-West. As our most senior estate and trust litigator, Mark gives strategic direction to some of the most complex estate files, representing […]

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Mark Weintraub Q.C.

Partner, Clark Wilson LLP

Catching up with friends at IR Global

“ Had a great catch up with friends at IR Global, thanks to the sponsorship and great hosting by Isabella Bertani as part of our on-line series of meetings.   It was a great exchange of what is happening in our jurisdictions, as well as an education on fine wines, with a display of enviable labels […]

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