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Register Now! Free Ratcliff Webinar – 2021 In Review: Major Cases & Legal Updates

It’s been a year of significant achievements for Ratcliff’s clients – in and outside of court. On Friday, December 10, 2021, Ratcliff will be hosting a free webinar to review important developments in the law in 2021. Ratcliff’s longstanding work with Indigenous clients continued in 2021 with decisions in key court cases, First Nations business development advances, progress in Specific Claims, and more.

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LOTA Notice to clients

The  Land Owner Transparency Act (“LOTA”) came into force in B.C. effective November 30, 2020,  This legislation will impact almost everyone who acquires or currently holds an interest in land through a corporation, partnership, or trust (including a bare trust).

The LOTA imposes disclosure obligations that impact anyone who already holds an interest in land as of November 30, 2020, or who acquires an interest in land after November 30, 2020.

If you currently hold a registered interest in land in British Columbia through a corporation or society, as a trustee (including through a bare trustee), or through a partnership, you may be required to file LOTA disclosures before November 30, 2021.

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Blueberry River First Nation Wins Landmark Treaty Rights Case

In the first case of its kind in Canada, the BC Supreme Court ruled that the province failed to adhere to its obligations to the Blueberry River First Nation under Treaty 8. The Treaty mandates that all signatory Nations be allowed to practice their traditional modes of hunting, trapping, and fishing.

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Our lawyers offer a broad range of experience and expertise, with a client-first philosophy to help you achieve your goals.