BCLI Blog

  • BC government seeks comments on reforming the Society Act

    British Columbia’s ministry of finance has published a white paper on reforming the Society Act. The white paper is available for downloading from the ministry’s Society Act consultation webpage. The white paper is an important stage in the ministry’s process as it works toward a new Society Act. That process began in 2009 with a letter […]   Read More

  • BCLI Seeks Public’s Views on Rules for Terminating a Strata

    Vancouver, 15 May 2014—The British Columbia Law Institute is asking the public for its opinion on proposals to reform how the Strata Property Act deals with the termination of a strata. In its just-published Consultation Paper on Terminating a Strata, BCLI examines the development of what the Strata Property Act calls cancellation of a strata […]   Read More

  • BCLI issues Report on a Franchise Act for BC

    The British Columbia Law Institute recommends that British Columbia become the sixth province to enact franchise legislation. BCLI issued its Report on a Franchise Act for British Columbia today. The report analyzes franchise legislation in force in Canada, the U.S., and elsewhere, and contains a detailed legislative proposal with commentary. It was preceded by a consultation […]   Read More

  • BC Government Launches Disability White Paper Consultation

      The BC government is seeking input from British Columbians into how government, businesses and communities can improve accessibility for people with disabilities. For more information on how to participate, review the consultation’s website at govTogether BC. The consultation closes on March 11, 2014.   Read More

  • Strata Property Law Project Committee

    The next meeting of the Strata Property Law Project Committee meeting will be held 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Thursday, February 27, 2014.   Read More

  • CLEBC and BCLI to Host Courses on New Probate Rules

    The following information will be of interest to anyone who is involved with advising or assisting seniors in personal and estate planning or administering estates.   The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, in collaboration with the BC Law Institute and Canadian Centre for Elder Law, is presenting two courses in February 2014 on […]   Read More

  • BCLI Recommends Reforms to Encourage Settlements of Complex Litigation

    Vancouver, 17 December 2013—In a report published today the British Columbia Law Institute is calling for legislation that will improve the civil-justice system by removing a roadblock to settling complex, multiparty litigation. “When a person suffers damages or a monetary loss at the hands of more than one wrongdoer, often the quickest and simplest way […]   Read More

  • BCLI Forms Strata Property Law Project Committee

    Vancouver, 27 November 2013—The British Columbia Law Institute has formed a new project committee to assist it in carrying out its Strata Property Law—Phase Two Project. “This project committee brings together a diverse range of experts in the strata-property field,” commented committee chair Patrick Williams, “to tackle some of the most pressing issues in strata-property […]   Read More

  • WESA and the New Probate Rules – Is Your Estates Practice Ready?

    The law surrounding wills and estates in B.C. will change significantly when the Wills, Estates and Succession Act (WESA) comes into force on March 31, 2014.  Everyone involved in estate planning, prevention of financial abuse of elders, or concerned with elder law generally, should be aware of the legal changes that are coming. The Continuing […]   Read More

  • Alexandre Blondin, BA, LL.B.

    BCLI is pleased to advise that Alexandre Blondin has been retained on short-term contract to assist with current CCEL projects.  A graduate of UBC Law, Mr. Blondin successfully articled with BCLI and Boughton Law during 2012-2013 supported by the Law Foundation’s “Public Interest Articling Program” and was called to the BC Bar in May 2013.   Read More

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