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And we want to share them. Whether it’s at speaking engagements, in publications or in our blog. Think of this as the MT+Co. highlight reel.

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  • A Cannabis Workplace Legal Development to Note

    As the Province of British Columbia continues to churn through the hundreds of retail cannabis license applications, there are a host of new requirements coming into force that govern BC employers operating in the retail cannabis space. The Worker Qualification Regulation (the “Regulation”) was enacted pursuant to the Cannabis Control and Licensing Act (the “Act”)… Read more »

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  • B.C. Introduces New Environmental Assessment Legislation

    The British Columbia government has introduced legislation to modernize the environmental assessment (“EA”) of major resource projects. If passed, it would be the first legislation in B.C. to directly support the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (“UNDRIP”) and to recognize the inherent jurisdiction of Indigenous nations. How Did This… Read more »

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  • Cannabis Legalized in Canada

    Cannabis Legalized – October 17, 2018 The cannabis industry is one of the fastest growing in the world, and Canada is at the forefront as the first G7 nation to legalize cannabis and cannabis related products. Here’s a little cheat sheet on the Cannabis Act (“Act”), which came into force today, and a bit about… Read more »

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  • Top 10 Legal Tips for Start-Ups – PART 2 OF 3

    Starting Up? A few weeks ago, we posted the first of a three-part series about what one should consider when starting a new business. There are many big things to consider and business lawyers Emily Savage and Yvan Guy Larocque are ready to give you more need-to-know legal tips. 4. Protect Your IP Intellectual property (“IP”) is an area… Read more »

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  • MT+Co. Recognized in Chambers Canada 2019®

    Chambers Canada has released its annual rankings of Canadian law firms and lawyers for 2019.  This year, our firm and three of our lawyers were recognized for their expertise. MT+Co. Recognized as a Leading Law Firm MT+Co. has been recognized as a leading Canadian law firm in the area of Aboriginal law.  According to Chambers: What the… Read more »

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  • MT+Co. Named One of Canada’s Top 10 Corporate-Commercial Law Firms (Again)

    Thank you! Every two years, Canadian Lawyer Magazine (a Thomson Reuters publication) conducts a national survey of the legal community to identify Canada’s top 10 Corporate-Commercial Law Firms under 100 lawyers. The last time this award was handed out – in 2016 – we were thrilled to be recognized as one of Canada’s best in business law. Since then,… Read more »

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  • Leah George-Wilson Announced as CBA’s Truth & Reconciliation Officer

    We are very proud to announce that our talented colleague, Leah George-Wilson, has been appointed as the Truth and Reconciliation Officer for the BC Branch of the Canadian Bar Association (“CBABC”).  As Truth & Reconciliation Officer, Leah will assist the Truth & Reconciliation Working Group and CBABC to integrate Indigenous cultural competency within future professional… Read more »

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  • Flawed Trans Mountain EA Equals Flawed Approval

    We recently commented on one of the two key bases for the Federal Court of Appeal’s ruling last week that quashed the Federal Government’s approval of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (the “TMEX”) – specifically, Canada’s failure to meet its duty to consult Indigenous Nations. Below we discuss the other key basis for the court’s… Read more »

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  • It’s a Two-Way Street: Court Finds “More was Required of Canada”

    It’s a Two-Way Street: Federal Court of Appeal Finds “More was Required of Canada” in Tsleil-Waututh Nation v Canada (Attorney General), 2018 FCA 153 Overview Early yesterday, the Federal Court of Appeal (“Court”) released its decision in the highly-anticipated judicial review of Governor in Council’s (“GIC”) approval of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (“Project”).  As… Read more »

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  • Federal Government Follows Through on TRC Commitment With New Federal Holiday

    We are coming up on three years since the Government of Canada received the final report from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (“TRC”) on December 15, 2015, and committed to implementing all 94 of the TRC’s Calls to Action (later reduced to 76 when the federal government determined that was the number within exclusive or… Read more »

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