Can a long-established and invariable practice of chiropractor practice be changed if the environment in which it exists changes?

British Columbia, Canada

The following excerpt is from North West Trust Company v. Paramount Management Corporation, 1978 CanLII 400 (BC CA):

I am not attracted to the view that a practice cannot be changed simply because it is of long standing. If the environment in which a practice exists changes I see no reason why the practice should not be changed so as to make it compatible with the world around it. I concede that this was not the view of the judges in Hill v. Rowlands, supra. Romer J. said that it was a “long-established and invariable practice, which it is far too late now to challenge” (pp. 363-64); but that was said in 1897 when rules and practices were treated with veneration.

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