Under Section 7.2(3) of the B.C. Code of Professional Conduct, a lawyer is prohibited from using any device to record a conversation between the lawyer and a client or another lawyer even if lawful, without first informing the other person of the intention to do so. The language is virtually identical for lawyers in Ontario and other provinces and a breach of this rule is a breach of a lawyer’s ethical duties and could conceivably lead to a fine, or in very extreme cases, suspension or disbarment.
A childhood disease that was virtually eradicated in much of the world has made a comeback in B.C. The disease is measles, and complications include pneumonia, deafness, seizures, brain damage and death.
It’s more important than ever for lawyers to enter the online fray when someone has their facts wrong.
The weather has given me cause for thanks during the six-week interregnum between Canadian and American Thanksgivings.
For anyone living in British Columbia and Alberta over the past nine months, it's clear that the civil war between the two provinces over the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline had to be resolved.
First off, John, neither the B.C. government nor any municipal government has the right to delay the construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. That pipeline expansion has been approved by the federal government. Moreover, B.C. does not have the right to determine what sort of petroleum product is shipped in the existing Kinder Morgan pipeline. Your action to delay the Trans Mountain construction is unconstitutional.
Everyone in B.C. would agree that The Big News this December was the final approval to keep building the Site C Hydroelectric Dam on the Peace River near Fort St. John.
It may sound trite, but university should be a place where young adults fresh out of high school can discover themselves, their passions and their place in the world, while at the same time meeting different people, exploring different ideas and learning how to think critically.
To better appreciate the current dispute between Bombardier and Boeing, you have to know something about hamburgers. Specifically, you have to watch The Founder, where Michael Keaton plays McDonald's franchise founder Ray Kroc, strong-arming the McDonald brothers out of their restaurant concept, their business system and their name.
It’s disappointing to see Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau engage in a subtle form of “class warfare” against professionals and small-business people given the proposed tax changes that would detrimentally affect lawyers, doctors, farmers and other small-business people who run their businesses through corporations. So, let’s be a bit bold and provocative in the definitions department and call these people “job creators.”