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British Columbia's UNDRIP legislation—a framework to advance reconciliation

  • December 06, 2019
  • Sharon Singh, David Bursey, Charlotte Teal and Radha Curpen

The B.C. legislature unanimously passed Bill 41 – 2019: Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act on November 26, 2019, fulfilling its February 2019 announcement that it would table legislation implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).

Business Law

Bill C-86 set to strengthen financial consumer protection

  • March 04, 2019
  • Peter A. Aziz and Eli Monas

The Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2, Bill C-86, was introduced in the House of Commons on Oct. 29 and received royal assent on Dec. 13. Once in force, the bill will consolidate existing consumer provisions and regulations and strengthen consumer protection provisions that apply to banks and authorized foreign banks under the Bank Act.

Business Law

A closer look at the federal fall economic statement

  • March 04, 2019
  • Matthew Welch

With less than a year to go before the next federal election, much has been made of the politics of the Finance Minister's fall economic statement. Just as important are the statement's practical impacts on Canadian businesses and the economic dimensions of this series of announcements.

Business Law

B.C.’s budding industry: Key policy decisions on cannabis

  • June 15, 2018
  • James Munro, Lindsay Dykstra & Brandon Deans

Proposed federal government legislation to legalize cannabis use leaves it up to each province to set up the regulatory framework around the sale and distribution of pot. James Munro, Lindsay Dykstra and Brandon Deans of McMillan look at what B.C. is planning.

Business Law