BCLI Blog

  • BCLI announces selection of new Executive Director

    The British Columbia Law Institute / Canadian Centre for Elder Law is pleased to announce the selection of a new Executive Director, Kathleen Cunningham, B. Comm, LL.B, MPS, TEP to lead BCLI effective June 1, 2015. Jim Emmerton, current Executive Director, is scheduled to retire June 30, 2015. Called to the bar of the Law […]   Read More

  • BCLI welcomes Bill 24, the new Societies Act

    The British Columbia Law Institute applauds the introduction of Bill 24, which will create a modern Societies Act for British Columbia. The bill implements the bulk of the recommendations made in BCLI’s Society Act Reform Project. “This bill is a landmark for British Columbia’s not-for-profit sector,” said Margaret Mason, chair of BCLI’s Society Act Reform […]   Read More

  • Executive Director Jim Emmerton appointed to the National Seniors Council

    BCLI Executive Director Jim Emmerton has been appointed to the National Seniors Council. The NCS was established to advise the Government of Canada on matters relating to the well-being and quality of life of seniors, including the opportunities and challenges arising from Canada’s rapidly growing and increasingly diverse population of seniors. The appointments of Mr. […]   Read More

  • BCLI recommends new approach to terminating a strata

    Vancouver, 20 February 2015—In its just-published Report on Terminating a Strata, BCLI is calling on British Columbia’s legislature to amend the Strata Property Act, reforming how that act deals with cancelling a strata plan and winding up a strata corporation. “Owners in BC’s oldest stratas could soon be facing some difficult decisions,” noted Patrick Williams, […]   Read More

  • Job Posting: BCLI Seeks New Executive Director

    The British Columbia Law Institute (BCLI) is recruiting a full-time Executive Director to commence June 1, 2015 to replace the current Executive Director who is retiring June 30, 2015. Reporting to a volunteer Board of Directors, the Executive Director provides executive management and organizational leadership for a small team of professionals located in the Faculty […]   Read More

  • British Columbia Law Institute welcomes new board member, Oliver Fleck

    The British Columbia Law Institute (BCLI) is pleased to announce that the Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch, has appointed Oliver Fleck as a BCLI board member for a three-year term beginning October 14, 2014. The BCLI board now has a full complement of 16 directors and two emeritus members. Mr. Fleck is a member of […]   Read More

  • BCLI Responds to Ministry of Finance White Paper on Society Act Reform

    The British Columbia Law Institute has submitted its formal response to the Ministry of Finance’s Societies Act White Paper as part of a consultation process scheduled to continue until Wednesday, October 15th. BCLI would like to thank the Ministry of Finance for British Columbia for this opportunity to respond to the draft legislation set out in its white paper. […]   Read More

  • Consultation on terminating a strata now closed

    The consultation period for responding to BCLI’s Consultation Paper on Terminating a Strata has closed. BCLI thanks everyone who participated in this process and gave us their views on terminating a strata. The final report on terminating a strata is planned to be published in late fall or early winter 2014. If you are interested in […]   Read More

  • Executive and Board Changes Following BCLI’s Annual General Meeting

    The British Columbia Law Institute held its Annual General Meeting on September 17, 2014, laying the foundation for another year of comprehensive research and law reform work. With the AGM, several changes to the BCLI executive has been implemented: We welcome Professor Joost Blom, Q.C., as the new Chair of BCLI.  Professor Blom is a […]   Read More

  • Last week for comments on Consultation Paper on Terminating a Strata

    This is the last week to give BCLI your thoughts on the Consultation Paper on Terminating a Strata. The public consultation on this topic will close on 30 September 2014. Terminating a strata is the process that brings about the end of a strata property, cancelling its strata plan and dissolving its strata corporation. The consultation […]   Read More

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