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Category Archives: Human Rights / Constitutional Law
As of January 2017, section 9.1(1) of the Direct Selling Business Licensing Regulation has made it a prohibited practice to sell furnaces, air conditioners, water heaters, windows and energy audits door to door. This regulation does not retroactively apply to … Continue reading
Language Barriers: Lost in Translation As a volunteer in family docket court, I frequently watch litigants struggle to communicate with judges, duty counsel, and even their own lawyers. If English or French is not someone’s first language, it is extremely … Continue reading
Case Comment: Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia v British Columbia (AG) The recent Supreme Court of Canada [“SCC”] decision in Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia v. British Columbia (AG) may have far-reaching ramifications for those of us concerned about … Continue reading
Last week, we discussed the British Columbia Court of Appeal’s decision in Metro Housing Corp v Ganitano (2014 BCCA 10). The justices concluded that termination of a tenancy under the B.C. Residential Tenancy Act for late or non-payment of rent was properly characterized as a forfeiture … Continue reading
It is very rare – and hence worthy of note – for a residential tenancy matter to wind its way to a court of appeal. On January 13, 2014 the British Columbia Court of Appeal released its decision in Metro … Continue reading
This blog post clarifies the current law in terms of the human rights of residential tenants in Alberta, identifies concerns about a lack of effective protection of tenants’ human rights at the Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service, and suggests that … Continue reading