We have opinions.

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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  • 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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  • Top 10 Legal Tips for Start-Ups – PART 1 OF 3

    Starting Up? Starting a new business should be a busy, exciting time. Business lawyers Emily Savage and Yvan Guy Larocque have outlined ten need-to-know legal tips to keep it that way. It’s a long post, folks, because there are many important factors to consider, so we divided the blog into three parts. If you need some… Read more »

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  • MT+Co.’s 3 New Principals

    We Pride Ourselves on Our People MT+Co. comprises a group of forward-thinking professionals who have built a new kind of law firm based on a more passionate and more personal way of practicing law. We work closely together in an office with no doors. Needless to say, our people are important to us, and we could… Read more »

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  • Recent RCMP Raids on Indigenous Cannabis Shops Raise Important Questions

    The RCMP recently raided two cannabis dispensaries on Indigenous Nations land near Chilliwack, BC. While many have questioned the use of police resources to shut down dispensaries with the pending legalization of cannabis, there remain major questions regarding the regulation and control of the cannabis market with respect to Indigenous Nations. This is not the first… Read more »

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  • Cannabis Act Receives Final Approval from Senate

    THE CANNABIS ACT IS NOW LAW! Today (June 21, 2018), the Cannabis Act (Bill C-45) (“Bill”) became law with the Bill receiving Royal Asset during a ceremony in the Senate Chamber. Cannabis Act Officially Out of the Weeds Last week, the Senate passed the Cannabis Act (Bill C-45) (“Bill”) with 46 proposed amendments (did you see… Read more »

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  • The SCC’s TWU Decision Affirms Equal Access for the LGBTQ+ Community in British Columbia

    FREEDOM FROM RELIGION: The TWU Decision Affirms Equal Access for the LGBTQ+ Community in British Columbia (Just in Time for Pride Month!) The refusal to approve the proposed law school means that members of the TWU religious community are not free to impose those religious beliefs on fellow law students, since they have an inequitable… Read more »

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  • Cannabis Act Passed by Senate in Next Legalization Milestone

    Cannabis Act (Bill C-45) Passes the Senate With the proposed federal Cannabis Act (Bill C-45) having passed the Senate on June 8, 2018 with dozens of recommended amendments, the federal government’s June 13 government order demonstrates the ongoing debate between the Senate and the House of Commons regarding the operation and scope of the proposed legislation. Significant… Read more »

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  • CBA BarTalk – Indigenous Matters – The New Crop

    Indigenous Governance + Business in Cannabis Legalization Discussed in The New Crop You don’t have to follow current events to know the Canadian government is making its way down the somewhat bumpy road to legalizing cannabis for recreational use. We’ve talked about it before (click here to see our previous posts) and we’re talking about… Read more »

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  • Mo’ Money! Mo’ Problems? | The Down-Low on BC Minimum Wage Hikes

    Once upon a time, we said Less Money, Mo’ Problems in reference to Canada’s proposed tax reforms. That’s not always the case and, as it turns out, we can’t let an opportunity to quote the late, great Notorious B.I.G. just pass us by. So, we masterfully relate his words to BC minimum wage increases. Mo’ Money… Read more »

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