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Local Government: A British Columbia Legal Handbook--ONLINE ACCESS

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William Buholzer's classic guide to BC local government laws

This book is essential for: any government employee, government official, or legal practitioner who deals with local government laws.

Current to: January 1, 2017

Lawyers and council members need to be familiar with the legal principles of local government in order to properly navigate the ever-changing regulatory and policy context of municipal law. Well-known lawyer and author William Buholzer has written Local Government: A British Columbia Legal Handbook to provide the legal and local government communities with an accessible, topic-by-topic resource that explains how the Local Government Act and Community Charter work with other statutes to govern each aspect of local government law including elections, services, powers, finances, and land use management.

With this resource, you will be able to:

  • understand the rights and responsibilities of local governments

  • navigate local government operations and decision-making processes

  • gain insight into how BC courts and other Canadian "broad municipal powers" jurisdictions view local government laws

Subscribe and improve your local government law knowledge today!

Highlights of the 2017 Update

  • the revised version of the Local Government Act, with many hundreds of references updated throughout the book

  • key practice developments, such as the introduction of the Building Act, the Municipal Replotting Act, and pending vacay tax

  • significant  new court decision, including decisions on local government jurisdiction (e.g., regulation of municipal parks, blasting prohibitions, etc.); notice of actions (e.g., breach of conflict of interest rules, remedial actions, etc.); marihuana dispensary and business licensing regulation; and removal of encroachments on highways

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CLEBC Legal Editor
Jonathan Vogt
jvogt@cle.bc.ca

 

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