The following article was contributed in 2001 by J. Martin Kyle, then a partner
in the Vancouver law firm of Lawson Lundell.
Kyle's paper was originally prepared for a conference held in Vancouver on
May 1, 2001. The timing was significant because the British Columbia government
had introduced the "Streamside Protection Regulation" a few months
earlier and the topic was of widespread public interest. In the article, Mr. Kyle
analyzes the regulation and places it into the context of the existing law. Of
particular interest is the discussion about compensation.
The article is reproduced here with the permission of the author.