BCLI Blog

  • An Update on the Civil Resolution Tribunal

    by Sergio Ortega, research assistant 24 February 2017–While the BCLI is working on projects to reform the Strata Property Act and to identify opportunities for financing litigation, the Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT) continues to implement new programs that will bring changes in both areas. The CRT has been handling strata property disputes since last year. Last month, […]   Read More

  • Strata corporation’s fines against business owner found to be significantly unfair

    24 February 2017—In Omnicare Pharmacy Ltd v The Owners, Strata Plan LMS 2854, 2017 BCSC 256, a strata corporation and an owner of a nonresidential strata lot grappled with some of the challenges of “[l]iving and operating a business on the Downtown Eastside.” The case involved a longstanding dispute over whether the owner’s business attracted conduct […]   Read More

  • Ontario publishes draft condominium regulations

    24 February 2017 Update: The text of the draft regulation under the Condominium Act, 1998, is now available (PDF). 14 February 2017—In December 2015, Ontario enacted the Protecting Condominium Owners Act, 2015 (PDF), a statute containing sweeping reforms for Ontario’s condominium sector. While the act isn’t yet in force, it has moved closer to that goal with […]   Read More

  • Manitoba Law Reform Commission Releases Final Report on Improving the Small Claims System

    By Valerie Le Blanc, Research Lawyer 14 February 2017—The Manitoba Law Reform Commission released its final report, Improving the Small Claims System in Manitoba, as part of the commission’s larger project on Access to Courts and Court Processes.  The final report contains the commission’s eleven recommendations for reform of the province’s Small Claims process. Background […]   Read More

  • Government of Canada Reinstates Court Challenges Program

    By Valerie Le Blanc, Research Lawyer 10 February 2017—On February 7, 2017, in a joint news release from the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Department of Justice Canada, the Court Challenges Program (“CCP”) was reinstated.  With an annual budget of $5 million, the goal of the CCP is to “better reflect changes in the […]   Read More

  • CBABC’s Agenda for Justice and BCLI’s Financing Litigation Legal Research Project

    By Valerie Le Blanc, Research Lawyer 8 February 2017–On February 1, 2017, the BC Branch of the Canadian Bar Association (CBABC) released its report, An Agenda for Justice (PDF), containing more than 30 recommendations for reform to strengthen and improve access to justice in British Columbia. The report calls for corrective action by the province […]   Read More

  • Quick facts about the Uniform Civil Enforcement of Money Judgments Project

    7 February 2017—This post is part of a series highlighting four projects endorsed in the Agenda for Justice 2017 published by the Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch. To read the other posts in the series click here. About the project BCLI’s Uniform Civil Enforcement of Money Judgments Project: was carried out from 2004 to 2005 and […]   Read More

  • Quick facts about the Reverse Mortgages Project

    6 February 2017—This post is part of a series highlighting four projects endorsed in the Agenda for Justice 2017 published by the Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch. To read the other posts in the series click here. About the project The Reverse Mortgages Project: was carried out from 2004 to 2006 by BCLI’s division the Canadian […]   Read More

  • Quick facts about the Commercial Tenancy Act Reform Project

    3 February 2017—This post is part of a series highlighting four projects endorsed in the Agenda for Justice 2017 published by the Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch. To read the other posts in the series click here. About the project BCLI’s Commercial Tenancy Act Reform Project: was carried out from 2007 to 2009 with the assistance […]   Read More

  • Quick facts about the Unfair Contracts Relief Project

    2 February 2017—This post is part of a series highlighting four projects endorsed in the Agenda for Justice 2017 published by the Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch. To read the other posts in the series click here. About the project BCLI’s Unfair Contracts Relief Project: was carried out from 2009 to 2011 with the assistance of […]   Read More

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