Partner. Labour and Employment, Human Rights, Information and Privacy, Litigation
Email: cruickshank@lidstone.ca
Phone: 604-899-2269
Toll Free: 1-877-339-2199
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Marisa Cruickshank

Partner. Labour and Employment, Human Rights, Information and Privacy, Litigation
Email: cruickshank@lidstone.ca
Phone: 604-899-2269
Toll Free: 1-877-339-2199
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Marisa Cruickshank assists local government clients with a wide range of workplace matters, including preparation and review of employment contracts and policies, sick leave and disability issues, human rights, and labour relations matters, including discipline, grievances and interpretation of collective agreements. Marisa also assists clients with privacy and FOI matters, governance issues, and bylaw enforcement matters. Marisa has represented clients before all levels of court in British Columbia and boards and tribunals, including arbitration boards, the Human Rights Tribunal, the Information and Privacy Commissioner, and the Labour Relations Board. Prior to joining Lidstone & Company, Marisa clerked for two justices at the British Columbia Court of Appeal and articled at the Vancouver office of a leading national law firm.

EDUCATION
  • LL.B, University of Victoria
  • B.A, English, University of British Columbia
MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS
  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • Canadian Bar Association, Municipal Law Section
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
  • FOI Advancements, LGMA Webinar, March 10, 2020 and March 31, 2020
  • COVID-19: Issues for Local Government Workplaces, MIABC Webinar, March 26, 2020
  • Labour and Employment Law Update, VILGMA Annual Conference, November 2019
  • Governing Body Concerns, LGMA Corporate Officers Bootcamp, July 2019
  • Councils Behaving Badly, PADM 203 (Capilano College), April 2019
  • Managing Difficult People, LGMA Annual Conference, May 2018
  • Establishing Boundaries, TOLGMA Annual General Meeting and Conference, April 2018
  • Managing Conflict through Policy Development, TOLGMA Annual General Meeting and Conference, September 2017
  • Employment Law: Issues in the Twitterverse, Pacific Business and Law Institute Local Government Conference, April 2017.
  • Understanding Probationary Employment, Lidstone and Company Annual Client Seminar, November 2016.
  • Marihuana Dispensaries: Legal Overview, Annual conference of Association of Kootenay Boundary Local Governments, April 2016.
  • Discrimination in Employment and the Duty to Accommodate. Lidstone and Company Annual Client Seminar, November 2015.
  • Constructive Dismissal: A Primer. Lidstone and Company Annual Client Seminar, November 2014.
  • Medical Marihuana and Bylaw Enforcement. Licence Inspectors and Bylaw Officers Association of British Columbia Conference, June 2014.
  • Termination and Notice. Lidstone and Company Annual Client Seminar, November 2013.
  • Privacy Law 101 for Public Body Employees. Municipal Information Systems Association Conference, September 2012.
  • To Zone or not to Zone: Medical Marihuana Issues for Local Governments. CBA’s 2012 Canadian Legal Conference & Marketplace, August 2012.
  • Federal vs. Local Government Jurisdiction: Planes, Grow-ops and Harbours. Pacific Business and Law Institute Local Government Law Conference, 2011.
  • Land Use Planning Issues. Co-author with Don Lidstone. Pacific Business & Law Institute, Local Government Conference, 2010.