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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  • 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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  • 4 MT+Co. Lawyers Recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada 2021

    We are pleased to announce that 4 of our lawyers have each been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada, and have been recognized in multiple practice areas including Aboriginal Law, Natural Resources Law, Environmental Law, Corporate Law, and Mergers & Acquisitions Law. This year, our… Read more »

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  • More Changes to Canada Emergency Response Benefit Program

    On August 20, 2020, the Federal government announced several significant changes that will affect all workers currently receiving benefits through the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (“CERB”). CERB The current CERB program has been extended by an additional four weeks, up to a maximum of 28 weeks of benefits. However, as of September 27, 2020, the… Read more »

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  • BC Employers – Temporary Layoff Extension Expiring This Month

    BC-regulated employers, who have employees on temporary layoffs and do not anticipate recalling them before August 30, 2020, need to apply for a variance from the Director of Employment Standards as soon as possible, and at the latest, by August 25, 2020. The normal timeframe for a temporary layoff under the BC Employment Standards Act… Read more »

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  • Further Changes to Temporary Layoff Provisions

    The BC provincial government recently announced a further change to the Employment Standards Act’s (“Act”) temporary layoff provisions. Previously, a temporary amendment to the Act extended the maximum length of a temporary layoff to 16 weeks in any 20 week period. The maximum length of a temporary layoff related to COVID-19 has now been extended… Read more »

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  • BCUC’s Indigenous Utilities Inquiry Final Report Misses the Mark on UNDRIP and Transformative Regulatory Change

    BC Utilities Commission and Indigenous Nations Many Indigenous Nations view the development of Indigenous-led utilities and Independent Power Producer (“IPP”) projects as a viable means of promoting self-determinism and economic stability and manifesting their Aboriginal rights and title within the utilities sector. Over the past year, several of our clients participated as interveners in the… Read more »

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  • Federal Government Proposes New Changes to Emergency Wage Subsidy Program

    Update: On July 21, the House of Commons unanimously passed the federal wage subsidy changes outlined below. On July 17th, 2020, Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced the Federal Government’s proposed plan to alter eligibility requirements for the emergency wage subsidy program. This announcement followed earlier news that the subsidy program was receiving a significant budget… Read more »

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  • New Streamlined System – Changes at the BC Human Rights Tribunal

    Effective June 22, 2020, the BC Human Rights Tribunal (the “Tribunal”) introduced a new case management system, called the Case Activity Centre, and made significant changes to the case management process.  The new Case Activity Centre allows parties to view case information, and make requests and applications online. The Tribunal began the process of digitizing… Read more »

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  • BC Government Prohibits Eviction of CECRA Eligible Tenants

    An Order under the Emergency Program Act On June 1, 2020, Minister of Finance Carole James announced that the Government of British Columbia issued an order under the Emergency Program Act (British Columbia) (“EPA“) to prohibit landlords eligible for the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (“CECRA”) program from evicting eligible tenants. Ministerial Order No. M179… Read more »

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  • MT+Co’s New Principal – Peter Eirikson

    Congratulations to Peter Eirikson on becoming MT+Co’s new Principal⁺!   ⁺What do we mean when we say Principal? At Miller Titerle + Company, we do things a bit differently.  Unlike most law firms, we are not partnership; we are a corporation and we are employee-owned.  The opportunity to buy-in to MT+Co is open to all… Read more »

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