The Chief Justice of the BC Supreme Court released a 108-page decision today that strikes down portions of the Civil Resolution Tribunal Act as unconstitutional. The decision means that for motor vehicle accidents (ICBC Claims) that happened on or after April 1, 2019, the Civil Resolution Tribunal (“CRT”) can no longer: determine if an injury…

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Does Delay Diminish Your Right to Collect Retroactive Child Support? On September 18, 2020, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) released its decision in Michel v. Graydon. The case involved common law spouses who agreed for the father to pay child support. This was evidenced by way of a consent order in 2001. The consent…

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As of August 24, 2020, Canada Immigration has allowed visitors residing in Canada to apply for work permits within Canada. Click here to see the announcement from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. This is a significant change in Canadian immigration regulations. While this change is a temporary measure, the federal government appears to be acknowledging…

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As of August 17, 2020, landlords are now permitted to serve tenants a Notice to End Tenancy for unpaid rent or utilities if: the tenant failed to pay rent that was due before March 18, 2020; or the tenant fails to pay full rent due after August 17, 2020 (for most renters that would be…

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What is Remote Witnessing? Since the Covid Shutdown, lawyers have been permitted to witness wills remotely. We have been permitted to do so since March 19, 2020 pursuant to Ministerial Order 161. Remember, you need two witnesses when signing your will. This means that while your lawyer, your witness and you are communicating through Skype,…

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