Professional Conduct Blog

There Can Only be One: The Cocoa Cup Final

Previously in the 2011 NAF Cocoa Cup… After completing our preliminary rounds, with thirteen competitors sampled, and nine eliminated, we have narrowed the field down to our four remaining finalists. They are: Hagensborg “Truffle Pig” (Chocolate Orange Truffle Bar) Salt…

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Human rights and professionals with addictions

Professional regulatory bodies in British Columbia should expect to be occupational associations under the Human Rights Code that must not discriminate against members. The need for such regulators to comply with human rights requirements extends not only to registration or…

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Whose decision is it, the panel or its legal counsel?

Deliberating and writing hearing decisions is a challenging task for hearing panels, especially if no panel members have adequate hearing experience or legal expertise.  Hearing panels that need legal assistance can and should retain their own lawyer, an action typically…

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Regulator Watch: The new Teachers Act

The new Teachers Act that will dissolve the BC College of Teachers and replace it with the BC Teachers’ Council has now received Royal Assent. The majority of the new Act will not come into effect, however, until the Lieutenant…

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