Agenda - March 11th, 2020

   9:00

Welcome and Introduction by PBLI

   9:05

Chair's Welcome and Introduction

 

Donald Lidstone, Q.C.

Lidstone & Company 

 

   9:10

Legislation and Case Law Update

 

Anthony Capuccinello Iraci

City of Richmond

 

  • Recent cases of interest
  • Legislative developments affecting local governments

 

   9:50

Questions and Discussion

  10:00

Refreshment Adjournment

  10:15

Additions to Reserve

 

Brock Roe

JFK Law Corporation

 

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

 

  11:00

Questions and Discussion

  11:10

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

 

  11:55

Questions and Discussion

  12:05

Networking Lunch

   1:00

Current Challenges for Local Governments

 

Sara Dubinsky

Lidstone & Company

 

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

 

   1:45

Questions and Discussion

   1:55

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

 

   2:40

Questions and Discussion

   2:50

Refreshment Adjournment

   3:05

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