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Zoning Bylaw with One Missing Word Upheld in Appeal Court: Dos Reis v City of Langford 2015 (BCCA)

One missing word was all it took for The Honourable Mr. Justice Johnston in the Supreme Court of British Columbia to nullify a setback provision for accessory buildings under the City of Langford’s Zoning Bylaw. On appeal, a unanimous Court of Appeal reversed that decision....Read More

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 conference...Read More

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...Read More