Webinar - Making Sense of BC’s New “Housing Supply” Legislation

March 20, 2024, 12:00 - 1:00 PM


In the fall of 2023 the province introduced laws designed to loosen local governments’ grip on residential development potential and allow significant new housing supply all across the province, especially near public transit. The province has also shifted away from requiring public hearings for many bylaw changes, in some cases even prohibiting what has become a much-maligned form of citizen engagement in the development process. This session will provide a broad overview and try to also unravel some of the intricacies of a new legal landscape.

Guy Patterson

Webinars/guy_patterson.jpgGuy Patterson, a partner with Young, Anderson, completed his law degree at UBC and clerked at the British Columbia Supreme Court before articling at Young Anderson. He was called to the bar and joined the firm as an associate in March 2015. Before law school Guy worked as a planner for local governments and non-profit organizations in British Columbia, and for a brief stint in Johannesburg, South Africa.

He is a registered professional planner and a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners, and maintains a general practice in municipal law with a focus on planning and land use management, and subdivision regulation.


Registration closes March 18 at 4:00 pm.

REIBC acknowledges the support of the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia