Annual Report 2020/2021

  • August 17, 2021

Summary of Meetings: Municipal Law

Number of Meetings Held:5

October 13, 2020
Registration Count: 46
Guest Speaker: N/A
Meeting Title/Topic: Annual Case Law Update
Synopsis: Reviewed cases of interest in municipal law from the past year.

December 11, 2020
Registration Count: 48
Guest Speaker: Stephanie James, City Solicitor for the City of Coquitlam Aniz Alani, Solicitor, City of Abbotsford Heidi Granger, Solicitor, City of North Vancouver Michael Hargraves, Solicitor, District of Saanich Grant Murray, Solicitor, City of Vancouver
Meeting Title/Topic: Municipal COVID-19 Response and Recovery
Synopsis: Round table discussion on COVID-19 response and recovery from the point of view of in-house municipal solicitors.

February 03, 2021
Registration Count: 64
Guest Speaker: Greg Allen, Partner, Allen / McMillan Dana Romanick, Lawyer, Kootenay Law Aniz Alani, Solictor, City of Abbotsford Megan Chorlton, Director of Member Services, Muniicipal Insurance Association of BC
Meeting Title/Topic: Marchi v. Nelson Case Update and Discussion
Synopsis: The Supreme Court of Canada recently granted leave to appeal the decision of the B.C. Court of Appeal in Marchi v Nelson (City of), 2020 BCCA 1. This section meeting hosted a panel of counsel on the case as well as municipal insurers who discussed the issues and implications involved as this case heads to the Supreme Court of Canada. The case concerned an injury sustained in a snowbank on municipal property. The key question on appeal was whether certain acts or omissions on the part of the City of Nelson should be considered policy decisions and thus ought to be insulated from judicial scrutiny.

March 09, 2021
Registration Count: 43
Guest Speaker: Sonia Sahota, Partner, Civic Legal LLP
Meeting Title/Topic: Impact of Recent Developments in Procurement to Local Governments
Synopsis: This session will discussed key procurement decisions across Canada over the last two years and their implications to local governments, as well as discuss the use and role of social procurement in local government purchasing.

June 11, 2021
Registration Count: 63
Guest Speaker: Representatives of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs
Meeting Title/Topic: Annual Ministry Meeting
Synopsis: An annual update was given from representatives from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs. Representatives provided summaries of recent and upcoming legislative changes.