Section 11(b) of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms provides people accused of a crime with the right to be tried within a reasonable time. Most recently, the Supreme Court of Canada has interpreted this in the case of R. v. Jordan 2016 SCC 27 to mean that people charged in Provincial Court should have … Continued
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If you have been a homeowner for a number of years, you are probably quite familiar with having to pay your property taxes and/or utilities every year. But everyone can benefit from a refresher. Property Taxes Property taxes are a primary source of income for cities and municipalities to help fund services like police, fire … Continued
Earlier this month, Dr. Bonnie Henry said that British Columbia was coming to the “end of our beginning of this pandemic.” As the number of reported cases, hospitalizations, and deaths have decreased, we British Columbians have begun to look forward to our uncertain future. To give us an idea of what is in store, the … Continued
On March 26th, 2020, the Province of BC declared a health emergency as a result of the Covid -19 virus. As far as the operation of law was concerned, that meant the total closure of courthouses and civil court registries until at least May 29st, 2020, except for emergency matters. Of course with no court … Continued
Due to the ongoing economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic many companies in the Tri-Cities are implementing measures to ensure their financial stability during the crisis. Unfortunately, this often means making difficult decisions about staff and compensation. Already, many companies have temporarily laid off or reduced the wages of their employees, and many more are … Continued
We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted many aspects of our Canadian way of life, but rest assured that Drysdale Bacon McStravick LLP has implemented a contingency plan so that the firm continues to be operational during these trying times. To new clients: We are still accepting new clients. Many of our staff are … Continued
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