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Legislative Watch, November 2017

  A New Government Since my last column, there was an election. Somewhat to the surprise of many, the Liberals were not successful in forming a government, and the NDP, with the support of the Green Party, have formed a … Continue reading

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Legislative Watch, November 2015

  The Legislative Watch The fourth session of the 40th Parliament of British Columbia had a relatively unusual fall sitting, with the government wishing to pass further legislation concerning natural gas development and in particular liquid natural gas. The session … Continue reading

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Legislative Watch, August 2015

  The Legislative Watch The 4th Session of the 40th Parliament of British Columbia had an unusual summer sitting in July of 2015.  The government’s intention was to pass legislation concerning the proposed LNG industry.  The government also introduced a … Continue reading

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Legislative Watch, March 2014

  The Current Session The Second Session of the 40th Parliament of British Columbia is still sitting in March 2014 when this article is being written.  Since the last full session of the legislature, an election was held with surprising … Continue reading

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Legislative Watch, December 2014

  The Current Session Since the last column, the Spring session of the BC Legislature has ended, and there has been a Fall session, being the 3rd Session of the 40th Parliament of British Columbia.  There has been some new … Continue reading

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Legislative Watch, March 2013

  The Current Session The Fifth Session of the 39th Parliament is still sitting in March 2013 when this article is being written. This spring session has been filled with a great deal of pre-election partisan bickering, but there have … Continue reading

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Legislative Watch, May 28, 2012

By Ian Aikenhead, Q.C.            The Current Session The Fourth Session of the 39th Parliament has continued into the spring session, and the legislature is still sitting in May 2012 when this article is being written. This spring session started off … Continue reading

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“In Trust” Claims

By Ian Aikenhead, Q.C. Courts make in-trust awards as a separate head of damage, to compensate the plaintiff’s individual family members for their housework, nursing, and domestic assistance to the injured plaintiff. This award of damages is distinct from an … Continue reading

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General Damages for Pain and Suffering, or Non-Pecuniary Damages

By Ian Aikenhead, Q.C. When a person is injured they will be entitled to different kinds of damages from the court.  The first is general damages for pain and suffering, or what the courts call “non-pecuniary damages” because they are … Continue reading

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Cost of Future Care

By Ian Aikenhead, Q.C. The test for establishing a claim for cost of future care has been stated as follows: The test for determining the appropriate award under the head of cost of future care, it may be inferred, is … Continue reading

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