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Meet the Suits 2 – Good Governance

MEET THE SUITS 2 (MS2) is a legal conference for local government elected officials and staff. Its relaxed setting provides an excellent opportunity to learn and share empowering ideas. Given our recent municipal elections, the theme for this year’s conference is “Good Governance.” The confere

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5 Myths of Bylaw Drafting

Each time a bylaw is created or amended, a local government must be sure it has clear authority to regulate or prohibit over the subject matter. Otherwise, a local government can risk having a part or the whole of a bylaw being declared invalid by a court. Poorly written bylaws may still be supporte

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To cull or not to cull is a legal question

Troy DeSouza and Elena Merritt publish an article in the Times Colonist highlighting the legal and policy issues to consider when reviewing deer management in British Columbia. Here is an excerpt from their article below: The District of Oak Bay’s decision to move forward on deer culling has been

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