Canadian Business Law: A British Columbia Perspective
Dig Deeper Links

Canadian Business Law: A British Columbia Perspective



Chapter 1: Foundations of Business Law in Canada

Page 7: See the full text of the Civil Code of Quebec on the Quebec government’s website.

Page 10: The authority of Canada’s federal parliament is outlined in Section 91 of the Constitution Act, 1867, which includes numerous areas directly related to conducting business, including banking, intellectual property, and regulating trade.

Page 15: Various viewpoints on how the Charter of Rights and Freedoms has changed many aspects of Canadian society, including business:
Chapter 2: Resolving Disputes and Navigating Canada’s Court System
Page 33: The website of the Law Society of British Columbia provides a lawyer referral service and information on the regulation of lawyers in British Columbia. You can use the LSBC’s database to search for a lawyer according to area of practice or geographic location.

Page 38: Find help representing yourself in Small Claims Court on the British Columbia Courts website.

Page 41: ADR Institute of Canada website provides an introduction to civil legal actions in this court.

Page 58: Find information on the ADR process on the ADR Institute of Canada website and at  


Chapter 3: Tort Law

Page 71: The Cyberlibel website provides information on protecting businesses from vicarious liability for employees’ defamatory remarks.

Page 82: The Canada Business Network offers ideas and resources for business owners to manage risk in their day-to-day operations:

Page 89: The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada offers tips to help businesses avoid contravening privacy laws.

Page 94: The Insurance Bureau of Canada offers information on risk management, internal fraud, crisis preparedness, and other relevant topics.


Chapter 4: Understanding Contracts

Page 128: The federal government assists provincial governments with disaster relief for businesses. Links are included for various provincial programs.

Page 132: See the full text of the Arbitration Act online.  


Chapter 5: Working with Contracts

Page 146: The CanLII website has the full text of the Electronic Transactions Act.

Page 148: The Canada Border Service Agency offers a step-by-step guide to importing commercial goods into Canada.

Page 149: Keeping current with industry regulations and standards is crucial to ensuring a business avoids legal exposure.


Chapter 6: Facilitating Business, Protecting Consumers, and Safeguarding the Marketplace

Page 185: The Consumer Protection BC website provides up-to-date information on services that the BC government offers consumers.

Page 186: Consumer Protection BC provides consumers with helpful information about debt collection on its website at

Page 187: Health Canada provides extensive information on the regulation of food and drugs on its website.

Page 188: Health Canada provides background information about the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act section on its website.

Page 195: The Competition Bureau website provides tools and services to help businesses comply with the Competition Act.


Chapter 7: Forms of Carrying On Business

Page 212: The BC business registry provides forms and information related to registering a business name as well as other legal compliance reporting.  


Chapter 8: Banking, Financing, and Debtor-Creditor Law

Page 268: For an example of a financial services agreement, check the TD Canada Trust website.

Page 279: Learn more about Equifax and TransUnion, two of the larger credit reporting agencies, from their websites:

Page 285: You can find information on bankruptcy, obtaining a trustee, and bankruptcy searches on the Bankruptcy Canada website and the Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada website.  


Chapter 9: Workplace Law

Page 327: The BC Human Rights Tribunal’s guidelines and policy papers are available on its website.

Page 328: Employment standards informational materials are available on the BC Employment Standards Branch website. The BCESB and the BC Employment Standards Tribunal websites are constantly updated with new information on employment standards.

Page 332: The WorksafeBC Health and Safety website provides information on workplace health and safety requirements.

Page 335: The Occupational Health and Safety website and the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety website have information on addressing workplace violence.

Page 336: The Workers’ Compensation Board website provides information on how to maintain a healthy and safe workplace environment.
Page 343: To learn more about unions, visit websites for labour relations boards for several provinces, including the BC Labour Relations Board website.


Chapter 10: Property Law

Page 373: The Insurance Bureau of Canada website has detailed checklists that help businesses manage insurance risks.  


Chapter 11: Intellectual Property and Business Law in the Digital Age

Page 391: The Canadian Intellectual Property Office website has a database of patent descriptions and images for over 90 years of patents.

Page 394: You can search registered trademarks in Canada at the website of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office.