Canada’s anti-modern slavery legislation, the Fighting Against Forced Labour and Child Labour in Supply Chains Act, (the “Act”) came into force on January 1, 2024.
There is a nuanced legal distinction … Read More
Recently, the Rural Municipality of Corman Park (RM) and English River First Nation (ERFN), through its business and investment arm, Des Nedhe Group, entered into an Indigenous Public Partnership, where … Read More
Authors: Milad Alishahi and Geena Holding, summer law student
The City of Vancouver recently banned fossil fuel-based heating in new home construction in an effort to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. … Read More
Municipalities looking to deploy smart-city technology must shore up their cybersecurity systems, warn global experts.
A smart city is any community that uses information and communications technologies (ICT) to improve its … Read More
A municipality’s efforts to prevent its mayor from chairing council meetings have been struck down by the Manitoba Court of Appeal.
The Manitoba Court of Appeal recently considered whether a municipal … Read More
A Recent Saskatchewan court decision provides clarity on whether rural municipalities are responsible for reimbursing a councillor’s legal fees for proceedings related to their role on council.
On January 9, 2023 … Read More
Regina has implemented an Indigenous Procurement Policy (the Policy) that will aim to grant at least 20% of the total value of city contracts to Indigenous-led businesses.
Under the Policy, at … Read More
Municipal employees often have access to large volumes of sensitive personal information. In some circumstances, employees may be tempted to “snoop” through that information for reasons unrelated to their jobs. … Read More
A recent unreported case provides important guidance to municipalities regarding the legislative limits of their ability to suspend council members in relation to Code of Ethics complaints.
In Kaiser v Rural … Read More