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16 July 2015

The Listing Agreement Trap

According to the Supreme Court of Canada in 1986, a real estate agent’s listing agreement is akin to a hunting licence. It mandates an agent to find and bag a purchaser. However, in a case decided by the SCC on June 25, 2015, depending on the terms of the listing agreement a commission may or…

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16 June 2015

European Trade Policies and Seafood Business Opportunities

This past weekend Watson Goepel Lawyer, Celso A. A. Boscariol spoke at the BC Shellfish & Seafood Expo in Comox Valley.  The talk dealt with “European Trade Policies and Seafood Business Opportunities” on the new market potential created for BC shellfish producers by the Comprehensive Economic & Trade Agreement (“ CETA”) negotiated between Canada and the…

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30 March 2015

Blockade Injunctions: General principles raised in the recent Red Chris Mine case.

Red Chris Development Company Ltd. v. Quock, 2014 BCSC 2399, involved the granting of an interlocutory injunction prohibiting certain individuals from blockading access roads to Red Chris mining operations located in northwestern British Columbia. As with most injunctions, the specific facts are important to the ultimate decision however the case highlights some general principles which…

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26 March 2015

BC’s Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT). Is it an option to resolve your strata property dispute?

Individuals that find themselves involved in a small claims dispute or battling it out with their strata council should note that in 2015 British Columbia is introducing Canada’s first online tribunal, the Civil Resolution Tribunal (the “CRT”). The CRT will have non-exclusive jurisdiction over most small claims matters (including many disputes involving $25,000 or less)…

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18 March 2015

Canadian Anti-Spam Law: CRTC issues Notice of Violation including $1.1M penalty

The first penalty under Canada’s fledgling Anti-Spam legislation was just levied and a company was fined over $1 million dollars for breaching the provisions of the Act. On March 5, 2015, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) issued a Notice of Violation under CASL, the new Canadian Anti-Spam legislation, which includes a penalty of …

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17 March 2015

Tax Rules for Child Support and Spousal Support

Tax season is once again upon us. If you have made or received child or spousal support payments under a court order or written agreement, there are certain tax rules to be aware of when preparing your income tax return.  Many family law litigants are aware that spousal support must be claimed as taxable income…

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