SMALL CLAIMS | BIG CHANGES

Effective June 1, 2017, with a few exceptions, small claims disputes up to $5,000 will be resolved in British Columbia’s new online Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT). The CRT is Canada’s first online tribunal for resolving strata and small claims disputes, and the first of it’s kind to be integrated into a public court system. This [...]

By |2019-07-18T17:06:14-07:00May 31st, 2017|BC Small Claims, Blog|

B.C. INTRODUCES RETROACTIVE PROVINCIAL NOMINEE PROGRAM (B.C. PNP) EXEMPTION TO METRO VANCOUVER’S 15% FOREIGN BUYERS TAX

Foreign nationals who hold a nomination certificate under British Columbia’s Provincial Nominee Program are now exempt from Metro Vancouver’s 15% Foreign Buyers Tax. The announcement made by Premier Christy Clark on March 17, 2017, is intended to encourage skilled workers, particularly those working in British Columbia’s expanding technology industry, to make the province home. In [...]

By |2019-07-18T17:23:29-07:00May 31st, 2017|Real Estate|

Proactively Protecting Your Intellectual Property: Copyrights

Canadian law changes frequently. To the extent there are changes in the law, the information in this blog post may no longer be accurate. This blog post does not create a lawyer-client relationship. Content provided herein is for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Proactively Protecting Your Intellectual Property: [...]

By |2019-07-19T11:51:11-07:00February 28th, 2017|Blog, Commercial Law, Intellectual Property, Technology Law|

Member-Funded Societies – a New Addition to the BC Societies Act

Member-Funded Societies BC’s new, modernized Societies Act came into force on November 28, 2016. The new and improved legislation includes significant updates allowing for increased flexibility in how societies operate.  The concept of member-funded societies is one of these substantial changes. According to the new Act, member-funded societies will be treated differently than charities and [...]

By |2019-07-24T08:39:15-07:00February 23rd, 2017|BC Societies, Blog|

B.C.’S Home Owner Grant: Principal Residences Valued at $1.6 Million or Less May Now be Eligible

Changes to B.C.’s Home Owner Grant, which reduces the amount of property taxes payable on principal residences throughout the province, have been introduced in response to rising property assessment values. The threshold for home values eligible for the Home Owner Grant has been raised to $1.6 million, a 33% increase from the previous level of [...]

By |2019-07-24T08:46:58-07:00February 10th, 2017|Real Estate|