BCLI Blog

  • 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

  • Last month to comment on Consultation Paper on Terminating a Strata

    The consultation period for BCLI’s Consultation Paper on Terminating a Strata will be coming to a 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 paper proposes changes to the Strata Property Act to modernize […]   Read More

  • Advising the aging client

    BCLI is participating in the continuing legal education course Advising the Aging Client, which is being offered by Pacific Business & Law Institute at UBC Robson Square on Wednesday, 17 September 2014. The course features some of the leading lights in British Columbia’s estate-planning and adult-guardianship fields. It will cover a wide range of topics, […]   Read More

  • 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

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