We have opinions.

And we want to share them. Whether it’s at speaking engagements, in publications or in our blog. Think of this as the MT+Co. highlight reel.

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  • Mandatory Vaccinations in the Workplace

    Every day, Canadians are learning more about the regulatory approval and rollout of new COVID-19 vaccines. For many employers, this raises new questions about transitioning their workplaces back to “normal” including whether employers can require that employees get vaccinated against COVID-19. To take some of the guesswork out of your decision making, we have highlighted… Read more »

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  • Now In Effect: Expanded US Accredited Investor Exemption

    On August 26, 2020, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) expanded the definition of who qualifies as an Accredited Investor. Placing new emphasis on knowledge, experience, and Indigenous sovereignty, the SEC has extended participation in the private equity market to a new groups of investors. For Canadian corporations, this means a new way to… Read more »

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  • Time to Review Your Temporary Layoffs

    On November 9, 2020, the federal minister of labour announced further amendments to the Canada Labour Standards Regulations (“Regulations“) that once again extend certain temporary layoff periods for federally regulated employees. Recognizing the continued hardship caused by COVID-19, the Government of Canada notes that these extensions provide federal workplaces greater protection by allowing employers more time… Read more »

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  • Land Owner Transparency Act and Land Owner Transparency Regulation: Both Now in Force

    On November 30, 2020 the Land Owner Transparency Act (“LOTA”) came into force together with the Land Owner Transparency Regulation (“LOTR”), to create the Land Owner Transparency Registry (the “Registry”). Introduced in hopes of curbing the acquisition of real property in British Columbia through illicit funds, the Land Owner Transparency Registry will be a searchable,… Read more »

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  • Tamara Napoelon Awarded Lexpert Rising Star: Leader Lawyers under 40 in Canada

    MT+Co. proudly announces that Tamara Napoleon has been honoured as a 2020 Lexpert Rising Star; one of the leading lawyers under 40 in Canada. Tamara is recognized for her outstanding contributions to our clients, our profession and our community. A skilled negotiator, Tamara is one of a few Indigenous female solicitors in Canada. She advocates for… Read more »

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  • Desert Pirates – What Were We Thinking?

    Our firm has a history of bold and (to some) controversial print ads.  We look forward to these biennial campaigns.  They are an important way for us to communicate who we are and showcase our evolution over time.  We build them around what has become a repeating and significant event for us: being named one… Read more »

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  • Payroll and Wage Subsidy Considerations for Employers

    During the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Canada provided businesses with access to various relief programs, including the 10% Temporary Wage Subsidy, a program that allowed for reductions on payroll remittances for eligible businesses between March 18 to June 19, 2020. Originally, businesses were advised no applications would be necessary to… Read more »

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  • Decision Day: Employees and the BC Provincial Election

    A provincial election has been called in British Columbia for October 24, 2020. Although this year’s election falls on a Saturday, many employees may find that their work schedules conflict with regular voting hours. Below is a brief overview of British Columbia’s Election Act and an employee’s entitlement to vote. Taking the Time to Vote… Read more »

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  • Part V – A New Scope: Canada Labour Code and the Work Place Harassment and Violence Prevention Regulations

    Hello and welcome back to Miller Titerle’s ongoing saga on the legislative changes that could affect you or your business! After a lengthy delay resulting from budget issues, casting disputes and a global pandemic that seems like something out of a sci-fi movie, we are proud to unveil Part V – A New Scope, which… Read more »

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  • Williams Lake First Nation: First to Enter into Cannabis Agreement with BC Government

    WLFN Agreement On September 21, 2020 the Williams Lake First Nation (“WLFN”) and the BC government entered into a landmark cannabis agreement (the “WLFN Agreement”) under Section 119 of the Cannabis Control and Licensing Act, SBC 2018, c. 29 (the “Act”). Section 119 of the Act grants the Minister the discretion to enter into agreements… Read more »

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