PLN Webinar #1 - Ask A Lawyer: Provincial Housing Legislation
February 23rd 2024
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM PST
CPL Units: 2

This PIBC Peer Learning Network (PLN) webinar is available at no cost, though pre-registration will be required. It is open to PIBC members and non-members, and is aimed at practitioners working in planning, local government, housing and development interested in learning more about new Provincial housing legislation. The webinar recording will be freely available and distributed widely after the event. Please share this event information widely.

Registration closed Tuesday, February 20 at 12 PM (Pacific)

About this Webinar

Local governments are required to address many legal considerations when updating their regulations to comply with the Province’s new housing legislation. The new and complex legislation has raised many legal questions concerning definitions, implementation, public processes, and existing regulatory conditions. The webinar will include a brief overview of common questions and then will provide an opportunity for participants to participate in a Q&A session, moderated by planning lawyer and PIBC Board member, Lui Carvello RPP, MCIP.

The webinar provides an opportunity for local government planners and other practitioners to ask a panel of lawyers general questions concerning the new provincial housing legislation. For questions that are specific to a particular community or context, the lawyers will provide guidance on how a local government or practitioner could locate the necessary information and identify where obtaining a specific legal opinion would be advisable. 

The webinar is not intended to replace legal advice, but rather to provide information and help local governments and practitioners find answers to general inquiries having a legal element.

The webinar will be recorded and a written copy of the answers will be published on the Peer Learning Network (PLN) web page for future reference.

Please join us and participate in this informative session!

Our Panelists

B BuholzerBill Buholzer RPP, FCIP
Bill is associate counsel at Young Anderson Barristers and Solicitors and a member of the College of Fellows of CIP (FCIP). He is the author of British Columbia Planning Law and Practice, and teaches planning law at UBC and Vancouver Island University. His legal practice has, for more than 30 years, focused on planning and land use management matters.


J EnnsJanae Enns RPP, MCIP
Janae is a registered professional planner and lawyer. She has a master’s degree in planning and graduated from law school as the recipient of the Law Society of British Columbia Gold Medal. Janae has spent several years working in local government in planning and economic development. Her legal practice involves a wide range of planning, development, and land use matters.

D LidstoneDon Lidstone K.C.
Don’s municipal law focus is in the areas of local government governance, finance, land use, and bylaws. He has chaired numerous boards and commissions. Don has published numerous papers and manuals and consulted on the development of the BC Community Charter as well as other municipal statutes in several provinces and territories. He was designated Queen’s Counsel in 2008.

L CarvelloModerated by Lui Carvello RPP, MCIP
Lui is a registered professional planner and lawyer. Lui has worked with developers both as a pre-law development consultant and while at McCarthy Tetrault (then Canada’s largest law firm). Lui then spent 6 ½ years with a boutique municipal law firm, working with local governments across the Province, before establishing Carvello Law in 2010 to focus on his professional passion: planning, development and environmental law. 

He is presently elected to the Planning Institute of BC and Yukon’s Board of Directors (since 2013), past-Chair of PIBC’s Professional Conduct Review Committee and Co-Chair of Policy and Public Affairs Committee (PPAC). Lui prides himself on helping build capacity with elected officials, local government staff and Board/Committee volunteers, and by sharing his knowledge, whether through professional development workshops or conferences for LGMA, CIP, PIBC, ARDPM and other organizations, as former faculty at Vancouver Island University and guest lecturing with other universities, or through his own “Carvello on…” training sessions.

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