Tony Wilson

Tony Wilson

Tony Wilson is a franchising and IP lawyer at Boughton Law in Vancouver and an adjunct professor at Simon Fraser University and Thompson Rivers University Law School. He is a regular business law columnist with The Globe and Mail and is an elected bencher of the Law Society of British Columbia. The views expressed in his columns are strictly his own and do not reflect the opinions of the Law Society of British Columbia, its members or any other organization.

The ‘Goebbelization’ of the news

Conspiracy theories masquerading as news may be the biggest threat to our democratic world

The future is known; it's the past that keeps changing

19th-century B.C. judge doesn’t deserve to be treated as a racist and pariah, argues Tony Wilson

The good, the bad, and the very, very ugly

Columnist Tony Wilson offers random thoughts on the COVID-19 pandemic

Living in Self-imposed Quarantine: Day 4

Tony Wilson describes returning home from overseas, self-isolating, and what the feds are doing right

We're just wild about Harry …

Possibility of the Sussexes moving to B.C. has supplanted the big legal news, says Tony Wilson

Make Alberta Bolivia again!

Make Alberta Bolivia again!

Hey, Wexiteers, says Tony Wilson, the border starts at Banff!

Dyatlov, Fomin and Bryukhanov LLP: One way to watch HBO’s Chernobyl.

Arguably, the best television series of the past 20 years isn't about dragons, New Jersey gangsters (and their psychiatrists) or high school science teachers in the meth business. It's about the Chernobyl nuclear disaster of 1986.

The ban on surreptitiously recording conversations must apply to all lawyers

Under Section 7.2(3) of the B.C. Code of Professional Conduct, a lawyer is prohibited from using any device to record a conversation between the lawyer and a client or another lawyer even if lawful, without first informing the other person of the intention to do so. The language is virtually identical for lawyers in Ontario and other provinces and a breach of this rule is a breach of a lawyer’s ethical duties and could conceivably lead to a fine, or in very extreme cases, suspension or disbarment.

What has caused the measles outbreak in Vancouver? A virus and The Dunning-Kruger effect

A childhood disease that was virtually eradicated in much of the world has made a comeback in B.C. The disease is measles, and complications include pneumonia, deafness, seizures, brain damage and death.

Feed the trolls

It’s more important than ever for lawyers to enter the online fray when someone has their facts wrong.