Agenda - April 18th, 2018

9:00

Welcome and Introduction by PBLI

9:05

Chair's Welcome and Introduction

 

Donald Lidstone, Q.C.

Lidstone & Company

 

9:10

Case Law and 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

Emergency Preparedness: How Municipalities are Planning Ahead

 

Pam Jefcoat

Civic Legal LLP

 

  • Climate change, floods, earthquakes and fires
  • Local government liability, including duties and standards of care
  • Local government planning, prevention, resilience and responses

 

  10:40

Questions and Discussion

  10:50

Refreshment Adjournment

  11:05

Municipalities and Marijuana Regulation

 

Sara Dubinsky

Lidstone & Company

 

  • Municipal bylaws relating to marijuana retailers and wholesalers
  • The federal and provincial interface
  • Regulatory and enforcement issues

 

  11:50

Questions and Discussion

  12:00 Networking Lunch
   1:00

Aboriginal Title - Implications for Municipal Property 

 

Donald Lidstone, Q.C.

Lidstone & Company

 

  • Future of municipal services to treaty settlement lands and reserves
  • Local government leverage
  • Economic development partnership opportunities

 

   1:45

Questions and Discussion

   1:55

Regulating for the Environment

 

Una Radoja

Harper Grey LLP

 

  • Municipal powers to regulate for protection of the natural environment
  • Sustainability measures
  • Bylaws under health, municipal works, environment, land use and other powers

 

   2:40

Questions and Discussion

   2:50

Refreshment Adjournment

   3:05

Bylaw Enforcement Options

 

Tom Zworski

City of Victoria

 

  • How bylaw drafting is driven by enforcement
  • Recent decisions of the courts
  • How to select an enforcement tool

 

   3:50 Questions and Discussion
   4:00 Planning and Land Use: Addressing Housing Issues
 

Kathleen T. Higgins

Young Anderson Barristers & Solicitors

 

  • Inclusionary zoning
  • Housing agreements
  • Proactive legal tools

 

   4:45 Questions and Discussion
   4:55 Closing Remarks from the Chair
   5:00

Program Concludes