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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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  • 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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  • Congratulations Jordan Ardanaz – You’re a Lawyer!

    A Call to the Bar to Remember We are so excited to share that our former articling student, Jordan Ardanaz, was called to the bar earlier this month and has officially joined MT+Co. as our newest associate lawyer.  With social distancing requirements getting in the way of hugs, high-fives, and toasts, we needed to really… Read more »

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  • BC Housing Opens Community Housing Fund RFP Portal

    The British Columbia Housing Management Commission (“BC Housing”) announced on May 21, 2020 that it will open the second round of request for proposals (“RFP”) under the Community Housing Fund (“CHF”) on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, and will close mid January, 2021. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible, as the first round… Read more »

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  • Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Application and Document Samples – CHMC Releases Details

    Canada Housing and Mortgage Corporation Releases Details on CECRA Application Canada Housing and Mortgage Corporation (“CMHC”) has announced that the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (“CECRA”) application portal opens today, May 25, 2020, and has released application documents which will be required to complete an application and access the CECRA. The terms of the sample… Read more »

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  • COVID-19: Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Update

    We’re keeping up! Further changes have been made by the Federal Government. Get the information here. (last updated July 22, 2020) Update – Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy On April 27, 2020, applications opened for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (“CEWS”).  The CEWS is an initiative introduced by the Government of Canada to provide an incentive… Read more »

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  • Temporary Layoff and Minimum Wage Changes to BC Employment Standards Act

    Extension of Temporary Layoff Period On May 4, 2020, the BC government announced a temporary amendment to the Employment Standards Act (“Act“) which extends the maximum length of a temporary layoff to 16 weeks in any 20 week period.  This is an increase of 3 weeks from the previous maximum length of 13 weeks and aligns… Read more »

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