The purpose of this paper is to examine the LRA and to outline the obligations placed upon charitable organisations. Secondly, we will examine the relationship between the LRA and charitable tax status.
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The purpose of the Draft Community Charter is to provide more autonomy to, and require accountability from, municipalities. This allows municipalities to craft place-specific solutions that respond to local conditions.
We agree with the authors of the Discussion Paper that there are some significant problems with the current Act and its regulations.
Strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPPs) are civil actions with little merit advanced with the intent of stifling participation in public policy and decision-making.
The impacts of the Forest and Range Practices Act will be:
This brief contains the comments of West Coast Environmental Law in regard to the Interim Report of the Advisory Panel on Contaminated Sites, released on September 3, 2002. The panel was appointed by Joyce Murray, Minister of Water, Land and Air
On September 21, 2002, the BC government announced a sweeping review of the Waste Management Act, the law that regulates polluters in BC.
Changes discussed in the first of three discussion papers could mean that:
These notes have been prepared by Dr. Bates and published by West Coast Environmental Law in order to avoid repetition of errors in the health risk assessments for large facilities that cause air pollution.
Recent initiatives indicate that the government intends to shift the delivery of services from the public to the private sector in areas that have traditionally been off limits.