The law has the ability to both stimulate and hinder technological development. One good thing that the law can do is continue to encourage environmental protection and technological innovation. The Motor Vehicle Fuel Consumption Standard Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. M-9 encouraged the development of more fuel efficient vehicles. Without this legislative change, and others like it around the world, it may have taken longer for hybrid vehicles to come to market. Technological development, the law, and the healthy development of the economy are all tied together. In Canada and most other developed countries, we can thank the law for our relatively unpolluted, clear blue skies. What great "technolegal" ideas do you have that you think will make the world a better place for everyone?
Matthew J. Van Den Hooven
Matthew is a lawyer based in Nanaimo, B.C. Please note that the accuracy of the information in this blog is not guaranteed and that the law does change. It is not a replacement for independent legal advice. Contact Matthew to arrange for an appointment today.