Agenda - April 29th, 2016

  9:00

Welcome and Introduction by PBLI

  9:05

Chair's Welcome and Introduction

 

Don Lidstone, Q.C.

Lidstone & Company

 

  9:10

Case Law & Legislative Update

 

James G. Yardley

Murdy & McAllister

  • New case law impacting local governments
  • Survey of recent legislation and regulations

   9:50

Questions and Discussion

   10:00

Dealing with the Homeless and Demonstrators Occupying Municipal Property

 

Tom Zworski
City Solicitor, City of Victoria

 

  • Recent decisions of the courts
  • Tent cities in parks, road allowances and other property
  • Freedom of expression
  • What local governments can and cannot do

  10:45

Questions and Discussion

  10:55

Refreshment Adjournment

  11:10

Negotiations with First Nations

 

Gregory J. McDade, Q.C.

Ratcliff & Company

                       

  • Consultation and accommodation
  • Advice on effetive negotiations
  • Servicing agreements
  • Sharing taxes from reserve 

 

  11:50

Questions and Discussion

  12:00

Networking Lunch

   1:00

Conflicts of Interest

 

Sandra Carter

Valkyrie Law Group

 

  • Common conflicts of interest
  • Defenses and exceptions
  • Penalties
  • The latest case law

  1:45

Questions and Discussion

  1:55

Marijuana and Municipalities

 

Sara Dubinsky
Lidstone & Company

 

  • Municipal bylaws relating to marijuana businesses
  • The Federal government's role
  • Regulatory and enforcement issues

  2:40

Questions and Discussion

  2:50

Refreshment Adjournment

  3:05

Green Development

 

Don Lidstone, Q.C.

Lidstone & Company

 

  • Smart growth legal toolkit
  • New Building Act: challenges and opportunities
  • Neighbourhood development
  • Green infrastructure and energy

  3:50

Questions and Discussion

  4:00

Climate Adaptation

 

Thomas White - Invited

Climate Risk Management, Province of BC

  • Dealing with the effects of climate change
  • Proactive steps to reduce short and long term damage
  • Dyking and other flood protection
  • Forest fire interface

  4:45

Questions and Discussion

  4:55

Chair's Closing Remarks

  5:00

Program Concludes