Blog: Sameer Kamboj

Game Winner! Chicken Dinner! Legalization of Single-Event Sports Betting in Canada

On February 17, 2021, the House of Commons overwhelmingly passed the second reading of Bill C-218[1], which seeks to decriminalize sports betting on single events, with 303 votes in favour of the bill and 15 opposed[2]. The current prohibition on single-event sports betting is pursuant to section 207(4)(b) of the Criminal Code of Canada[3], which prevents this type of “lottery scheme”. Bill C-218 is a private member’s bill that was introduced in February 2020 by Kevin Waugh, Conservative Member of Parliament for Saskatoon-Grasswood.

The current sports betting regime only allows Canadian entities to book…

Categories: Business Law

Response of BC Courts to the COVID-19 Pandemic – Court Access and Policies

In response to the COVID-19 situation, the BC Provincial Court, Supreme Court, and Court of Appeal have each limited or suspended regular operations to comply with government directives on social distancing. For more information and updates from the Courts, please visit the BC Courts website.

BC Provincial Court

The BC Provincial Court has limited its operations such that only urgent matters will continue to be heard (by telephone). For a full list of matters that have been determined by the Provincial Court to be urgent and more details on the procedure for determining what constitutes an urgent matter,

Categories: COVID-19