Category Archives: Governance

2016 Professional Regulation Roundup

The year 2016 involved outcomes to many of the outstanding regulatory issues that we flagged in our 2015 professional regulatory law roundup, especially those which addressed what constitutes the “public interest” that regulatory bodies serve. Most notably, appellate-level courts addressed…

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2015 professional regulation roundup

Human rights: In October 2015, the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal found discriminatory conduct by the B.C. Veterinary Medical Association (the “BCVMA”), which is now the College of Veterinarians of B.C. (the “College”). The tribunal held that the BCVMA discriminated against…

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Sobeys West: When professional regulatory bylaws are “unreasonable”

The BC Supreme Court has decided that the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia exceeded its bylaw-making power by unreasonably prohibiting pharmacists from participating in programs that provide incentives for patients to fill prescriptions at their pharmacies, in Sobeys West…

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