Agenda - May 17th, 2019

   9:00

Welcome and Introduction by PBLI

   9:05

Chair's Welcome and Introduction

 

Don Lidstone, Q.C.

Lidstone & Company

 

   9:10

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

 

  10:10

Questions and Discussion

  10:20

Refreshment Adjournment

  10:35

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

 

  11:25

Questions and Discussion

  11:35

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

 

  12:20

Questions and Discussion

  12:30

Networking Lunch

   1:30

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

 

   2:20

Questions and Discussion

   2:30

Refreshment Adjournment

   2:45

Liability for Computer System Issues
 

Daniel Reid

Harper Grey LLP

 

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

 

   3:35

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