Don Howieson, Senior Associate at Dominion GovLaw LLP

Don Howieson’s name and reputation make him a “must-have” for any local government staff or official seeking regulatory compliance and enforcement in BC. Don was called to the bar in Ontario in 1985. He has specific expertise in local government bylaw enforcement. After ten years with the City of Toronto, Don moved to British Columbia. Don spent 16 years in private practice at two local government firms before joining the City of Coquitlam, the City of Vancouver, and now, GovLaw.

Don’s regulatory and litigation experience includes:

  • zoning
  • building
  • fire
  • animal
  • licensing
  • remedial action
  • general bylaw enforcement
  • regulatory advice and opinion
  • drafting bylaws, and
  • advising clients on self-help remedies

Don is a sought-after speaker at many local government and regulatory association conferences.

Contact Don


Phone: (250) 590-1840

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