Agenda - March 11th, 2020


Welcome and Introduction by PBLI


Chair's Welcome and Introduction


Donald Lidstone, Q.C.

Lidstone & Company 



Legislation and Case Law Update


Anthony Capuccinello Iraci

City of Richmond


  • Recent cases of interest
  • Legislative developments affecting local governments



Questions and Discussion


Refreshment Adjournment


Additions to Reserve


Brock Roe

JFK Law Corporation


  • The ATR process
  • What additions to reserve mean for municipalities



Questions and Discussion


Hot Topics in Planning Law


Kathleen T. Higgins

Young Anderson Barristers & Solicitors


  • Rental tenure zoning
  • Development procedures in court and review by the Province
  • Housing needs Reports
  • The Riparian Areas Protection Regulation
  • People zoning



Questions and Discussion


Networking Lunch


Current Challenges for Local Governments


Sara Dubinsky

Lidstone & Company


  • Vacation rentals: Airbnb
  • Ride hailing: Uber, Lyft
  • Cannabis: illegal growing, dispensaries



Questions and Discussion


Climate Change and Municipal Adaptation

Donald Lidstone, Q.C.

Lidstone & Company


  • What municipalities can do to reach 2030/2050 goals
  • Bylaws, retrofitting buildings and fleets, procurement
  • Transportation and transit



Questions and Discussion


Refreshment Adjournment


Bylaw Enforcement Issues

Tom Zworski

City of Victoria


  • Enforcement tools
  • Pros and cons of different approaches and strategies
  • Drafting bylaws to facilitate enforcement


   3:50 Questions and Discussion
   4:00 Social Procurement for Local Governments

Peter Johnson

Stewart McDonnold Stuart Barristers & Solicitors


  • Using local government purchasing powers to achieve social goals and community benefits
  • Contracting with social enterprises
  • Social procurement policies and the competitive bidding process
  • Ensuring compliance with trade agreements
  • Complying with local government legislation


   4:45 Questions and Discussion
   4:55 Chair's Closing Remarks 
   5:00 Program Concludes