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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  • We’re Hiring – Finance Manager (Parental Leave – October 2019)

    Finance Manager (Parental Leave Contract: October 2019 – December 2020) A Bit About Us Miller Titerle + Company is a group of forward-thinking lawyers and professionals who have built a progressive business law firm based on a more passionate and personal way of practising law. But what really makes us different? We challenge the legal… Read more »

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  • We’re Hiring – Summer Student 2020

    A Bit About Us Miller Titerle + Company is a group of forward-thinking professionals committed to a more passionate and personal way of practicing law.  Our high-growth business is recognized for rethinking the delivery of legal services and for expertise in our chosen fields.  We strive to achieve balance between hard work and maintaining our… Read more »

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  • First Nations and Cannabis Jurisdiction: The Calm before the Storm?

    The legalization of cannabis for non-medicinal (“recreational”) purposes last year was greatly anticipated by many Canadians throughout the country. Concerns were raised by the Senate’s Indigenous caucus around the lack of consultation and accommodation in the drafting of cannabis laws, and despite their recommendation to delay legalization by a year in order to adequately address… Read more »

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  • Top 10 Legal Tips for Start-Ups – PART 3 of 3

    Starting Up? As promised, business lawyers Emily Savage and Yvan Guy Larocque bring you the third and final part to a three-part series – Top 10 Legal Tips for Start-Ups. To refresh your memory (or get up to speed), check out Part 1 and Part 2. 7. Leverage Small Business Tax Incentives If death and taxes… Read more »

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  • Transparency Register: Lifting the Curtain on Private Companies

    British Columbia is following the Canadian trend of increased transparency of corporate ownership with Bill 24 – 2019, Business Corporations Amendment Act, 2019 (“Bill 24”). Bill 24 received royal assent on May 16, 2019, and though not currently in force, the changes are expected to come into force imminently, by regulation. When Bill 24 comes… Read more »

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  • Becoming a Hereditary Chief – A Conversation with Merle Alexander on National Indigenous Peoples Day

    On a car trip out to T’iyt Tribe territory to visit MT+Co. clients, I had the chance to ask Merle Alexander, lawyer and Principal of First Nations Economic Development at MT+Co., a few questions about his recent recognition as a hereditary chief in his coastal Tsimshian community of Kitasoo. The hereditary leaders of Kitasoo (also… Read more »

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  • Pipeline Dream + Constitutional Nightmare: Trans Mountain is Approved (Again)

    On June 18, 2019, in a decision that came as no surprise, the Governor-in-Council (“GiC”) approved the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (“TMX”)—a major pipeline project in which Canada wears the hats of Crown fiduciary, regulator and, as of around this time last year, owner. While there may be several sides to the debate over the… Read more »

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  • MT+Co. and First Nations Equity Ownership at the Indigenous Opportunities Forum

    I had the opportunity to attend the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade Indigenous Opportunities Forum last Friday at the Fairmont Hotel. After a beautiful welcome to the territory by Chief Leah George-Wilson of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation (and lawyer at MT+Co.), Tamara Napoleon, Principal at MT+Co. and Co-leader of the Indigenous Law Group, moderated a panel… Read more »

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  • Missing the (Trade) Mark?

    Sweeping Amendments to Trademark Act ‘Globalizes’ Registry System; Fails to Address Protection of Indigenous Knowledge Canada’s Trademark Act is getting a major renovation on June 17, 2019 to align our trademark registration system with international standards. Here’s a quick breakdown on what to expect, and some tips on what you can do this week to… Read more »

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  • Canada’s Digital Charter: Trying to Put the Data Genie Back in the Bottle

    On May 21, 2019 (happy belated birthday to the author), Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (“Minister”) announced Canada’s new Digital Charter, a set of 10 principles aimed at Canada’s increasingly digital and data-driven economy.  The Digital Charter is the result of extensive consultations through the National Digital and Data Consultations launched in… Read more »

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