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 and Human Rights Update

    Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination Required As of September 13, 2021, proof of a COVID-19 vaccination is required in British Columbia to access various social, recreational, and public services. Many employers are also now considering whether to implement vaccination policies for their workforce, a topic which has become the subject of controversy. However, it has been… Read more »

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  • Filing Deadline for BC Land Owners – Transparency Report due November 30, 2021

    Transparency Report Deadline – November 30, 2021 As of November 30, 2021, all pre-existing “Reporting Bodies” that hold an interest in land – including a registered lease with a term of over 10 years, and an option to purchase land – with the BC land title registry must complete and file a “Transparency Report” disclosing… Read more »

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  • 4 MT+Co. Lawyers Recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada 2022

    We are pleased to announce that 4 of our lawyers have each been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2022 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. Our Listed Lawyers: David… Read more »

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  • Merle Alexander, QC is recognized in BC500 as a leader in Law – Indigenous Rights

    We asked our firm to describe Merle and his life’s work in their own words, and we received heartwarming responses from lawyers, project managers, and management that truly depict the level of respect we have for him. Our colleagues describe Merle and his approach to law as passionate, creative, brilliant, and inspirational. He’s someone we… Read more »

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  • Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke and Health Canada sign Historic Cannabis Agreement

    On July 5, the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (“MCK”) announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Health Canada (“MOU”) which allows MCK to establish its own laws and regulations regarding the production and sale of cannabis within their territory – the full statement is available here. The Kahnawà:ke First Nation is located on… Read more »

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  • Haisla Nation announces Partnership with Pembina Pipeline Corporation – Cedar LNG Project

    MT+Co. acts as counsel to the Haisla Nation on the largest Indigenous-owned project in Canada, with one of the cleanest environmental profiles in the world. This week, our client, the Haisla Nation, announced their partnership with Pembina Pipeline Corporation on the development of the Cedar LNG Project (“Cedar LNG”), a proposed floating LNG facility in… Read more »

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  • Update: BC DRIPA Implementation

    Taking the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act into our own hands BC’s DRIPA implementation is falling short Since the ceremonial passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (“DRIPA”) in November 2019, we have been closely tracking the provincial government’s progress in meeting its obligations under the new legislation…. Read more »

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  • Vaccinations and the Workplace: Frequently Asked Questions

    With vaccination rates steadily rising across Canada and employers contemplating reopening their workplaces, we are starting to see certain questions come up more and more. Below, we answer the most frequently asked questions that have come up with our clients. You can also download this FAQ sheet here. Q: Can I make vaccinations mandatory for… Read more »

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  • A Message from Our Indigenous Advocates

    The truth from the findings of the burial sites of the Kamloops Residential School students shines a blinding light on our darkest reality. The reality is racist and incomprehensible.  Our society has a sacred obligation to protect our children.  Indigenous rights only exist if there is a future generation to pass them onto. As Indigenous… Read more »

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  • COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave

    Over the past several months, the B.C. Government has introduced several changes to the Employment Standards Act (“ESA”). As recent as May 20, 2021, new amendments have come into force that now provide employees up to three days paid sick leave for COVID-19 related absences. Employers and employees should beware, however, that not all COVID-19… Read more »

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