Agenda - May 17th, 2019


Welcome and Introduction by PBLI


Chair's Welcome and Introduction


Don Lidstone, Q.C.

Lidstone & Company



Legislation and Case Law Update


Pam Jefcoat

Civic Legal LLP


  • Case law update: Wu v Vancouver (City)Boegarts v Attorney General of OntarioChase Discount Auto Sales Ltd v Waugh1139652 BC Ltd v Whistler (Resort Municipality)Eccles v Chilliwack (City)Compagna v Nanaimo (City)Jones v Mumford and Chief Election OfficerPenticton (City) v LaturnusBowolin v British Columbia Transportation Financing AuthorityRaif Holdings Ltd v Lake Country (District)Douglas Lake Cattle Company v Nicola Valley Fish and Game Club
  • Legislative update: Monster Houses in ALR, Home Speculation, Housing Needs Reports, Residential Rental Tenure



Questions and Discussion


Refreshment Adjournment


Local Governments and Administrative Tribunals


James G. Yardley

Lidstone & Company


  • Increased municipal participation in NEB, BCUC, Environmental Assessment, Agricultural Land Commission, Canadian Transportation Agency and other proceses
  • Acting as a party, applying for intervenor status, appealing tribunal decisions



Questions and Discussion


Procurement Integrity


Peter Johnson

Stewart McDannold Stuart Barristers & Solicitors


  • Update on tendering and RFP cases
  • Federal and provincial integrity processes
  • Interprovincial and international trade agreements



Questions and Discussion


Networking Lunch


Reconciling Reconciliation with First Nations


Rob Botterell

Lidstone & Company


Kim Baird

Kim Baird Strategic Consulting


  • Local governments and the United Nations Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples
  • New take on government to government meetings and protocols
  • Local governments taking on consultation and accommodation
  • Service agreements - trends and the best practices
  • Additions to Reserve issues



Questions and Discussion


Refreshment Adjournment


Liability for Computer System Issues

Daniel Reid

Harper Grey LLP


  • Ransomware
  • Bitcoin mining
  • Privacy breaches/freedom of information
  • Social media and defamation



Questions and Discussion

   3:45 Land Use and Development - Current Issues

Don Lidstone, Q.C.

Lidstone & Company


  • Community amenity contributions
  • DCC credits and rebates
  • Development on Additions to Reserves
  • Climate adaptation
  • Bylaws to protect the natural environment


   4:30 Questions and Discussion
   4:40 Chair's Closing Remarks 
   4:45 Program Concludes