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downloadRide-Sharing Services in British Columbia
March 2017
downloadKwikwetlem First Nation Claims Aboriginal Title Over Developed Urban Land
February 2016
downloadProvince’s press release re MMGO zoning
June 2014
downloadProvince’s comments re MMGO zoning approval
June 2014
downloadFarm Assessment Exemption for MMGO’s
June 2014
downloadConstitutional exemption affecting new MMPR’s
March 2014
downloadMedical Marihuana Production Licences and Nonconformity
March 2014
downloadAdditions to Reserve Policy
October 2013
downloadCampaign Finance Disclosure Statement Deadline
March 2012
downloadSupreme Court of Canada Refuses to Hear Susan Heyes Appeal
October 2011

Publications


  • Cruickshank, Marisa. Federal vs. Local Government Jurisdiction: Planes, Grow-ops and Harbours. Pacific Business and Law Institute Local Government Law Conference, 2011.
  • Cruickshank, Marisa & Lidstone, Don. Land Use Planning Issues. Pacific Business & Law Institute Local Government Conference, 2010
  • Eby, David with Dubinsky, Sara. “Burned by the torch: The impacts of the Olympics and related planning and legal initiatives on Vancouver’s inner city” Planning Theory & Practice (UK), 2009.
  • Eby, David & Dubinsky, Sara. “Small Claims, big issues: How provincial small claims court reform has opened new avenues for police accountability” The Verdict Magazine, 2009.

Lidstone, Don:

  1. Major Project Impact Compensation, North Central Local Government Association, Fort St. John, May 8, 2014.
  2. Contractual Indemnities and Insurance, Municipal Insurance Association of British Columbia Risk Management Conference, April 25, 2014.
  3. Legal Update, Local Government Management Association CAO Forum, February 21, 2014.
  4. Government of the Future, Young Officials Conference, Lantzville, January 19, 2014.
  5. Municipal Revenue: Partnerships and New Resources, Alberta Urban Municipalities Association, November 20, 2013.
  6. Grants in Aid and Loans, Local Government ManagementAssociation Clerks and Corporate Officers Forum, October 2013.
  7. Municipal Revenue: Partnerships and New Resources, Federation of Canadian Municipalities 2013 Annual Convention.
  8. Paying for our Cities, Metro Vancouver Sustainability Community Breakfast, April 11, 2013.
  9. Conflict of Interest, Pacific Business & Law Institute Local Government 2013, May 30, 2013.
  10. Delivering Services for a Prosperous Region, Metro Vancouver Regional Finance Symposium, November 28, 2012.
  11. The Local Government Officer: Protecting your Job and Reputation, North Central Local Government Management Association, March 13, 2013.
  12. Bylaw Drafting, Local Government Management Association of British Columbia, November 16, 2012.
  13. The Local Government Officer: Protecting your Job and Reputation, Thompson Okanagan Local Government Management Association, September 13, 2012.
  14. The Local Government Role in Green Developments, Pacific Business & Law Institute, Vancouver, February 2, 2012.
  15. Public Hearing, Local Government Leadership Academy Local Government Law for Newly Elected Officials, January 13, 2012.
  16. Conflict of Interest, Local Government Leadership Academy Local Government Law for Newly Elected Officials, January 13, 2012.
  17. Local Government Law Conference, Chair, Pacific Business & Law Institute, Vancouver, British Columbia, May 3, 2010 and May 5-6, 2011
  18. Municipal Tools. Canadian Brownfields Conference, Vancouver, BC. October 25, 2009
  19. Local Government Law Conference, Chair, Pacific Business & Law Institute, Vancouver, British Columbia, April 30, 2009
  20. Brownfields Program, Lecturer,University of British Columbia, 2009
  21. Local Government & Climate Change – Current Law and Urgent Action Conference, Chair, University of British Columbia, March 6, 2008
  22. “Recent British Columbia Legislation: The Community Charter”, UBC Law Review, Volume 40, Number 1, May, 2007
  23. First Nations Relations, presented to the Resort Collaborative Conference, Whistler, British Columbia, May 25, 2007
  24. Local Government Law Conference, Chair, Pacific Business & Law Institute, Vancouver, British Columbia, May 3, 2007
  25. Sustainable Development – Local Government Powers, Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice, 2006
  26. Annual Conference, Sustainable Development and the Law – People – Environment – Culture, Vancouver, British Columbia, October 11, 2006
  27. Municipal Law Update, Chair, Pacific Business & Law Institute, Vancouver, British Columbia, April 27, 2006
  28. Community Charter One Year Out, Chair, Pacific Business & Law Institute, Richmond, British Columbia, March 10, 2005
  29. International Trade Agreements and Local Government: A Guide for Canadian Municipalities. Co-author. Published by Federation of Canadian Municipalities, March 3, 2005
  30. Model City Charter. Published by Federation of Canadian Municipalities, March 3, 2005
  31. Toward a Toronto Charter, Toronto Charter Symposium, Toronto, Ontario, November 10, 2004
  32. An Introduction to BC Local Government Law: Basic Principles, with Reece Harding, Local Government Management Association, Municipal Administrators Training Institute, Victoria, British Columbia, August 19, 2004
  33. Regulation of Grow Operations and Methamphetamine Labs, Lower Mainland Municipal Association, Whistler, May 14, 2004
  34. Assessment of the Provincial and Territorial Municipal Acts. Published by Federation of Canadian Municipalities, June 7, 2004, and presented to FCM Annual Meeting in Edmonton, Alberta, May 29, 2004)
  35. Working with the Charter, Local Government Managers’ Association of British Columbia, Lower Mainland Chapter, Burnaby, British Columbia, April 16, 2004
  36. “Municipal Regulation of Pesticides”, International Lawyer Magazine, co-author with Lora Freeman and Alyssa Bradley, April/May 2004
  37. Water Conference, Chair, Pacific Business & Law Institute, Vancouver, British Columbia, March 11, 2004
  38. Fire Conference, Chair, Pacific Business & Law Institute, Vancouver, British Columbia, March 10, 2004
  39. Comparison of Canada’s Municipal Acts, International Municipal Lawyers Association Annual Meeting, October 14, 2003, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  40. Ethics in Government, Local Government Management Association, Penticton, British Columbia, June 18, 2003
  41. Impacts of International Trade Agreements on Municipalities, Federation of Canadian Municipalities, Annual Meeting, Winnipeg, Manitoba, May 21, 2003
  42. Community Charter Conference, Chair, Pacific Business & Law Institute, Vancouver, British Columbia, May 7 and 8, 2003
  43. Grading the Municipal Acts, Federation of Canadian Municipalities Board of Directors, Regina, Saskatchewan, March 7, 2003
  44. Public Private Partnerships, CAO Forum, Chilliwack, British Columbia, February 20, 2003
  45. World Trade Agreements: Implications for Local Government, Conference on Unity, Sovereignty and Prosperity, Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Ontario, November 30, 2002
  46. Decentralization of Powers, Annual Meeting of Expropriation Association, Vancouver, British Columbia, October 25, 2002
  47. Comparison of New and Proposed Municipal Legislation, Big Cities Mayors’ Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, October 4, 2002
  48. Proposed Community Charter, Annual Meetings of Municipal Finance Authority, Government Finance Officers Association and Local Government Management Association of British Columbia, March 26, April 26 and June 6, 2002
  49. Municipal Powers: Plenary Provincial Powers and Harmonization of Laws, Conference on Sustainable Communities, Ottawa, Ontario, February 8, 2002
  50. Municipal Questions Respecting Trade Agreements, Federation of Canadian Municipalities, November 5, 2001
  51. Municipal Government Comes of Age, National Symposium: Communities in an Urban Century, Toronto, Ontario, October 20, 2001
  52. Federal, Provincial and Municipal Orders of Government, Institute of Public Administration of Canada, Toronto, Ontario, October 18, 2001
  53. Impacts of International Trade Agreements, Union of British Columbia Municipalities, Annual Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, September 27, 2001
  54. British Columbia: A Community of Communities, Union of British Columbia Municipalities Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, September 25, 2001
  55. Smart Growth Legal Tools: Creating More Livable Communities, Local Government Management Association of British Columbia, Whistler, British Columbia, May 31, 2001
  56. A Comparison of New and Proposed Municipal Acts of the Provinces: Revenues, Financial Powers and Resources, Federation of Canadian Municipalities, Annual Meeting, Banff, British Columbia, May 25, 2001
  57. The Future of Local Government Management, Local Government Management Association of British Columbia, Annual Conference, Prince George, British Columbia, May 28, 2000
  58. Conflict of Interest and Campaign Contributions, North Central Municipal Association 44th Annual Convention, April 30, 1999
  59. Barriers to Funding Energy Efficient Retrofits for Municipal Buildings and Enacting Model Energy Codes, Federation of Canadian Municipalities, April 1, 1999
  60. Public Private Partnerships, Lower Mainland Municipal Association, Richmond, British Columbia, February 17, 1999
  61. Bill 31 – Preamble and Public Private Partnerships, Bill 31 Seminar for Lower Mainland Municipalities, October 7, 1998
  62. A Comparison of New and Proposed Municipal Acts of the Provinces, 1998 and 1999, Federation of Canadian Municipalities, Annual Conference, June 8, 1998
  63. New Local Government Legislation for British Columbia, Municipal Officers’ Association of British Columbia, March 1998
  64. Preface / Preamble / Principles / Purpose for a New Municipal Act, Symposium on New Local Government Legislation, Union of British Columbia Municipalities, February 1998
  65. Role of the Municipal Governance Institute in the Renewal of Municipal Legislation, Municipal Officers’ Association, Chapter 290, Newsletter, November 1997
  66. Local and Regional Approaches to Growth, Municipal Governance Institute Symposium, Vancouver, British Columbia, September 26, 1997
  67. The Future of Self Government , Municipal Governance Institute Symposium, Vancouver, British Columbia, June 20, 1997
  68. Recent Developments in Land Use Law, Planning Institute of British Columbia, May 14, 1997
  69. The Provincial-Municipal Relationship: Models for the Future, Association of Kootenay Boundary Municipalities, April 1997
  70. Public Hearings , Districts of North and Central Saanich and Town of Sidney, March 14, 1997
  71. The Future Structure of Service Delivery , Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, January 27, 1997
  72. Negotiating and Drafting Public-Private Partnership Agreements, Canadian Institute, Toronto, Ontario, November 26, 1996
  73. The Future of Municipal Government, Federation of Canadian Municipalities, Toronto, Ontario, November 22, 1996
  74. Sustainability of Human Settlements, Keynote Address, University of Victoria Faculty of Law Conference “Bringing Habitat II Home”, Victoria, British Columbia, October 27, 1996
  75. Environmental Liability of Local Governments , International Municipal Lawyers Association, Little Rock, Arkansas, October 7, 1996