Restrictive covenants, or non-compete clauses, are useful tools available to employers to protect themselves from a departing employee. When an employer attempts to enforce a non-competition clause, the primary issue is whether the clause is “reasonable.” Courts generally presume...
We are Canada’s Energy Citizens, a community of 100,000 Canadians who support our country’s energy industry. From coast to coast, we recognize that we are the owners of natural resources that make it possible for us to enjoy one...
In December, Prime Minister Trudeau will lead a delegation, including the premiers, to the UN climate change conference in Paris (COP21). At the conference, representatives from almost 200 nations will attempt to negotiate a new global agreement on climate...
Between 2009 and 2015, there were no meetings between the prime minister of Canada and all the premiers. Prime Minister Trudeau has already convened two. The latest, held during the GLOBE 2016 environmental conference in March, produced the Vancouver...
Spring is now in full swing in Surrey and most of us have turned our attention to getting serious about spring-cleaning. While yard work and organizing the garage are ideal tasks for this time of year, hackers too have...
Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.  – Ralph Waldo Emerson Our World is at an Inflection Point The world is changing, and changing fast. Periodically our economy...
I have met with over 100 business owners in Surrey the past few years and I am thoroughly inspired by the hard work, dedication and quality of products and services businesses in this community produces. Many make a good...
Think about it. How do you find a hairdresser? A new restaurant? A banker? You ask a friend for a recommendation. Most of us want to do business with someone we know, or endorsed by someone we know. Today’s...
Managers are well advised to step up and pay attention to the new reality. There is an ever-growing wave of personal problems flowing into the workplace. The wave is impacting outcomes in business. Decades ago, there was a more defined...
There are over 27,000 non-profit organizations (or “societies”) registered in British Columbia, operating for a variety of purposes: from sports teams to religious groups to charities. They’re also big business. In 2013, for example, British Columbians donated an average...