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Quarterly update for the Strata Property Law Project

During the period from July to September 2017 the Strata Property Law Project—Phase Two saw continued progress on the committee’s review of selected governance issues. There also continued to be interest in completed committee work. Progress on selected governance issues The committee held three meetings in the period in the quarter. The bulk of the time […]  Read More

Scottish Law Commission Publishes Discussion Paper on Remedies for Breach of Contract

The Scottish Law Commission announced earlier this week in a News Release that their Discussion Paper on Remedies for Breach of Contract has now been published. The Discussion Paper is part of a general review of Scots contract law. The News Release suggests that the Discussion Paper considers the tools available to parties when a […]  Read More

New coming-into-force dates announced for Ontario condo reforms

A report has surfaced in Ontario that the ministry of government and consumer services has announced new dates on which provisions of the Protecting Condominium Owners Act, 2015 (PDF), are projected to come into force. The Protecting Condominium Owners Act, 2015, is the fruit of a major law-reform initiative in Ontario. It significantly amends Ontario’s Condominium Act, […]  Read More

Financing Litigation Legal Research Project – 2017 Update

A great deal has happened with the BCLI’s Financing Litigation Legal Research Project since the last update in February 2016.  A series of consultation sessions were held with experts to gather information, feedback and advice on the BCLI’s proposed topics of discussion.  One-on-one interviews were also conducted with individuals who shared their knowledge and experiences […]  Read More

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

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 of the Project In March 2012, the commission […]  Read More

Strata Property Law Project: 2016 year-end update

2016 saw significant progress made on BCLI’s Strata Property Law Project—Phase Two. One major publication was released, the Consultation Paper on Complex Stratas (PDF). The project committee also made noteworthy progress on its examination of selected governance, common-property, and land-title issues. Three new members joined the project committee. BCLI received two visits from international scholars […]  Read More

Strata-property law: 2016 in review

This past year has seen several milestones in strata-property law, both here in British Columbia and elsewhere. The year has featured important court and tribunal decisions, new legislation coming into force, and new law-reform initiatives. Here are some of the significant developments in 2016, as noted in the BCLI blog. January: The BC Supreme Court […]  Read More

Scottish Law Commission consulting on penalty clauses in contracts

The Scottish Law Commission has just published its Discussion Paper on Penalty Clauses (PDF). In a news release (PDF) accompanying the discussion paper, the commission notes that it is “raising for consultation purposes the possibilities that the rule be abolished outright, or be completely replaced by new, much better-targeted rules to deal appropriately with real abuses […]  Read More

Societies Act comes into force today

Today British Columbia’s new not-for-profit corporate statute, the Societies Act, comes into force. The new act replaces the old Society Act. Today also marks the beginning of a two-year transition period, for existing societies to transition from the old act to the new act. Both the government of British Columbia (PDF) and the People’s Law […]  Read More

BCLI opens public consultation on complex stratas

With the publication today of its Consultation Paper on Complex Stratas, the British Columbia Law Institute’s Strata Property Law Project Committee is asking the public for its views on proposed reforms to the Strata Property Act and the Strata Property Regulation concerning sections, types, and phases. “Sections and types allow a strata corporation to manage […]  Read More

Third-anniversary update of the Strata Property Law—Phase Two Project

BCLI officially started Phase Two of the Strata Property Law Project on 4 July 2013. This post is a review of the highlights of the project’s first three years. Terminating a strata The early years of the project were focussed on terminating a strata. In 2014, the committee published its Consultation Paper on Terminating a Strata […]  Read More

Australian Law Reform Commission publishes issues paper on elder abuse

Australia’s federal law-reform agency, the Australian Law Reform Commission, has just released its first major publication in its elder-abuse inquiry. The Issues Paper on Elder Abuse (PDF) asks the public to respond to “a number of questions about how Commonwealth laws and legal frameworks could be reformed to better protect older Australians from abuse by formal […]  Read More

Scottish Law Commission asking for comments on reform of the law of defamation

In its just-released Discussion Paper on Defamation (PDF), the Scottish Law Commission is asking the public whether it’s time to change the law of defamation. The commission’s media release accompanying the discussion paper (PDF) notes that the commission is particularly interested in examining “whether there should be a new threshold test so that a claim […]  Read More

A year-end update of the Strata Property Law Project

The Strata Property Law Project—Phase Two has seen significant progress in 2015. The high points of the year were the publication of the committee’s first report, the Report on Terminating a Strata (PDF), and the implementation of that report’s recommendations in Bill 40. The year has also seen extensive engagement with sections, types, and phases, […]  Read More

BCLI welcomes three new members

The British Columbia Law Institute is pleased to welcome three recent appointees to its Board. They are: Margaret Mason, Partner, Bull Housser & Tupper LLP, appointee of the Law Society of British Columbia for a three year term commencing May 1, 2015. Dennis Pavlich, Professor, Peter A. Allard School of Law, appointee of the Dean […]  Read More

BCLI Starting New Project on Litigation Financing

The number of self-represented litigants in British Columbia’s courts has been steadily increasing. In her 2013 report, University of Windsor Faculty of Law professor Dr. Julie Macfarlane wrote that the inability to afford legal counsel is the most consistently-cited reason for self-representation and a lack of access to justice. In response, the British Columbia Law […]  Read More

BCLI Seeks Input on New and Emerging Issues for Update to Pension Division Q & A Materials

The law on pension division is rapidly evolving. BCLI is working to keep pace with it by developing the fourth edition of its popular Questions and Answers on Pension Division at the Breakdown of a Relationship resource. Do you have a question about the new Pension Benefits Standards Act or its interaction with the Family […]  Read More

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

BCLI recommends new approach to terminating a strata

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, chair of BCLI’s […]  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 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

LRC Reports

Law Reform Commission Reports 1995 144. Report on Conflicts of Interest: Directors and Societies 143. Report on Land-Related Interests and the Personal Property Security Act 142. Annual Report of the Law Reform Commission of British Columbia (1994/95) 141. Annual Report of the Law Reform Commission of British Columbia (1994/95) 140. Report on Recreational Injuries: Liability […]  Read More

LRC Publications

The following types of publications were produced by the Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. The LRC, predecessor to the BCLI, ceased operations in 1997.  Reports Consultative Documents Backgrounders    Read More

Report on Recreational Injuries: Liability and Waivers in Commercial Leisure Activities

The following report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.  Read More

Annual Reports

The British Columbia Law Institute issues a yearly report on its progress, keeping interested readers abreast of its current project work and new developments in the area of law reform.  This project aspires to collect these reports in a centralized, convenient location.  Digital copies of the reports, stretching back to the BCLI’s inception in 1997, […]  Read More

BCLI issues Consultation Paper on a BC Franchise Act

The British Columbia Law Institute (BCLI) is proposing franchise legislation for British Columbia. BCLI has issued the Consultation Paper on a Franchise Act for British Columbia to obtain input from franchisors, franchisees, business and consumer organizations and the general public on the proposed legislation to govern franchising, which would resemble legislation already in force in five other provinces.  Read More

BCLI Proposes Reforms to Encourage Settlements

In its just-published Consultation Paper on Contribution after Settlement under the Negligence Act, the British Columbia Law Institute is examining how application of some of the general principles stated in the Negligence Act can hinder settlement agreements in multiparty litigation.  Read More

BCLI Asks for Public Input on Tests of Mental Capacity

Vancouver, 22 February 2013—Today the British Columbia Law Institute has published its Consultation Paper on Common-Law Tests of Capacity. The consultation paper examines legislative reforms to judge-made rules governing when a person is determined to have the mental capacity to carry out a transaction or enter into a relationship.  Read More

BCLI Publishes Final Report for Phase One of Strata Property Law Project

Vancouver, 30 November 2012—Today, the British Columbia Law Institute has published its Report on Strata Property Law: Phase One, bringing Phase One of its Strata Property Law Project to a close. The report’s major conclusion is that the time is now ripe to begin planning for the next generation of British Columbia’s strata-property legislation through a phase-two law-reform project.  Read More

Strata Property Law – Phase One (2012)

Strata properties form a dynamic part of the real-estate sector in British Columbia. Not surprisingly, the law governing strata properties has been in a constant state of evolution, as it tries to keep pace with developments in this area. In addition to an almost continual stream of discrete amendments to the legislation, new versions of […]  Read More

BCLI Publishes Study Paper on Family Status Discrimination

Vancouver, 20 September 2012 —The British Columbia Law Institute has published a study paper on discrimination based on the ground of “family status” under the BC Human Rights Code. BC’s human rights law lists a number of protected grounds, including race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religion, marital status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation and age.  Family status is one of the most recently added protected grounds.    Read More

BCLI Launches Phase One of Strata Property Law Project

Vancouver, 16 March 2012 — The British Columbia Law Institute is beginning phase one of a project on strata-property law. “Strata properties are an important and dynamic part of British Columbia’s real-estate sector,” noted BCLI executive director Jim Emmerton. “With this project, the BCLI intends to begin a process to ensure that the next generation of the Strata Property Act keeps abreast of developments in the field.”  Read More

BCLI Forms Project Committee to Investigate Common-Law Tests of Capacity

 The British Columbia Law Institute is embarking on a two-year project to consider reforms to judge-made rules governing when a person is determined to have the mental capacity to carry out a transaction or enter into a relationship.  Read More

BCLI Calls for Reforms to Address Unfair Contracts

 The British Columbia Law Institute has published today its Report on Proposals for Unfair Contracts Relief. The report recommends that British Columbia enact a Contract Fairness Act to consolidate and modernize the leading concepts that contract law deploys against contractual unfairness.  Read More

Enhanced Law Reform Database for Researchers

The British Columbia Law Institute has updated and enhanced an extensive, online collection of provincial, national, and international law reform materials. New online software and more recent law reform materials have been added to the BCLI’s Law Reform Database. These upgrades to the Law Reform Database were made possible with the generous assistance of the Law Foundation of British Columbia.   Read More

BCLI to Research the Meaning of “Family Status” under the BC Human Rights Code

The British Columbia Law Institute has launched a new research initiative to study the meaning of the ground of “family status” under the BC Human Rights Code.   Read More

Unfair Contracts Relief Backgrounder No. 2 – Consultation Paper on Proposals for Unfair Contracts Relief

Th Unfair Contracts Relief Project is a two-year law-reform project.  The project’s focus is on general concepts in the law of contracts that addres the problem of contractual unfairness.  Its goal is to produce a final report that considers draft legislation containing reforms to these general concepts.  The consultation paper sets out tentative recommendations for […]  Read More

BCLI Asks for Public Comment on Proposed Changes to the Law of Contracts

With today’s publication of the Consultation Paper on Proposals for Unfair Contracts Relief, the British Columbia Law Institute is asking the public to comment on its proposals for reform of the law of contracts. “Contract law has traditionally developed case by case in the courts,” noted Prof. Joost Blom, Q.C., chair of the BCLI’s Unfair Contracts Relief Project Committee. “This consultation paper gives the public the opportunity to participate in policy development on some important longstanding issues in the law of contracts.”  Read More

About the Law Reform Database

IntroductionThe World Law Reform Database has been under continuous development since 1988. This version (6.0) contains over 7000 records and is current to December 2010. Each record describes a discrete publication of one of the law-reform agencies in Canada, the Commonwealth of Nations, or the United States. Most of these publications are held within the British Columbia Law Institute's library.  Read More

Tips for Using the Law Reform Database

 This document covers the following topics: operators; search filters; and ranking results. At the end of the document are some further tips to try if you can’t seem to find the results you were hoping for.Operators Find Operator (case sensitive)  Read More

Law Reform Database

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Summaries of LRCBC Reports Now Online

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13. Landlord and Tenant – Residental Tenancies

The following report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.  Read More

16. Costs of Accused on Acquittal

The following report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.  Read More

12. Pre-Judgment Interest

The following report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.  Read More

11. Interim Report on Evidence

The following report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.  Read More

9. Legal Position of the Crown

The following report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.  Read More

8. Deficiency Claims and Repossessions

The following report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.  Read More

7. Mechanics Lien Act

The following report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.  Read More

101. Response to Access to Justice: The Report of the Justice Reform Committee, 1988

The following report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.  Read More

102. Report on Wills and Changed Circumstances

The following report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.  Read More

103. Report on Floating Charges on Land

The following report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.  Read More

Vicarious Liability Under the Motor Vehicle Act

The following report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.  Read More

107. Report on Loss Appraisal Under the Insurance Act

The following report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.  Read More

108. Report on The Commercial Tenancy Act

This report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. Back to the project page.  Read More

109. Report on Notice Requirements in Proceedings Against Municipal Bodies

This report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. Back to the project page.  Read More

110. Report on The Enduring Power of Attorney: Fine-tuning the Concept

This report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. Back to the project page.  Read More

111. Report on Property Rights on Marriage Breakdown

This report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. Back to the project page.  Read More

112. Report on The Ultimate Limitation Period: Limitation Act, Section 8

This report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. Back to the project page.  Read More

114. Minor Report on Priority of Builders Liens Under Bill 52

This report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. Back to the project page.  Read More

115. Report on Affidavits: Alternatives to Oaths

This report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. Back to the project page.  Read More

116. Report on Execution Against Securities

This report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. Back to the project page.  Read More

117. Interim Report on Enforcing Judgments from Outside the Province

This report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. Back to the project page.  Read More

118. Report on Mortgages: Judicial Sales and Deficiency Claims

This report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. Back to the project page.  Read More

120. Apartment Corporations (Minor Report)

This report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. Back to the project page.  Read More

121. Foreign Money Claims Act: Regulations (Minor Report)

This report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. Back to the project page.  Read More

122. The Uniform Enforcement of Canadian Judgments Act

This report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. Back to the project page.  Read More

123. Division of Pensions on Marriage Breakdown

This report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. Back to the project page.  Read More

125. Insurance Act, Section 26(1) (Minor Report)

This report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. Back to the project page.  Read More

126. Supreme Court Rule 54: Reciprocally Enforceable Judgments (Minor Report)

This report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. Back to the project page.  Read More

127. Report on Wrongful Interference with Goods

This report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. Back to the project page.  Read More

128. Report on Non-Charitable Purpose Trusts

This report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. Back to the project page.  Read More

129. Informal Public Appeal Funds

This report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. Back to the project page.  Read More

130. Fixtures and the Personal Property Security Act

This report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. Back to the project page.  Read More

131. Report on Apportionment of Costs and Contributory Negligence: Section 3 of the Negligence Act

This report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. Back to the project page.  Read More

133. Report on Standardized Assumptions for Calculating Income Tax Gross-up and Management Fees in Assessing Damage

This report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. Back to the project page.  Read More

134. Minor Report on Taxation and the Assessment of Income-Related Damage Awards

This report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. Back to the project page.  Read More

137. Report on the Woodworker Lien Act

This report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. Back to the project page.  Read More

138. Report on the Tugboat Worker Lien Act

The report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. Back to the project page.  Read More

139. Report on Pecuniary Loss and the Family Compensation Act

The following report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. Back to the project page.  Read More

140. Report on Recreational Injuries: Liability and Waivers in Commercial Leisure Activities

The following report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. Back to the project page.  Read More

143. Report on Land-Related Interests and the Personal Property Security Act

This report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. Back to the project page.  Read More

144. Report on Conflicts of Interest: Directors and Societies

The following report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format and comes in two volumes: Volume 1 and Volume 2 Back to the project page.  Read More

54. Set-Off

The following consultation paper was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. Back to the project page.  Read More

62. The Enduring Power of Attorney: Fine-Tuning the Concept

The following consultation paper was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. Back to the project page.  Read More

66. Non-Charitable Purpose Trusts

The following consultation paper was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. Back to the project page.  Read More

67. Wrongful Interference With Goods

The following consultation paper was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. Back to the project page.  Read More

68. Liens for Logging Work

The following consultation paper was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.  Read More

69. Pecuniary Loss and the Family Compensation Act

The following consultation paper was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. Back to the project page.  Read More

71. Conflicts of Interest: Directors and Societies

The following consultation paper was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. Back to the project page.  Read More

72. Land-Related Interests and the Personal Property Security Act

The following consultation paper was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. Back to the project page.  Read More

73. The Legal Consequences of a Temporary Land Title Office Shutdown

The following consultation paper was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. Back to the project page.  Read More

100. Report on Co-Ownership of Land

The following report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.  Read More

99. Report on The Land (Settled Estate) Act

The following report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.  Read More

98. Practice in Relation to the Cancellation of a Certificate of Lis Pendens

The following report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.  Read More

97. Report on Set-Off

The following report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.  Read More

96. Report on Deeds and Seals

The following report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.  Read More

94. Report on Fraudulent Conveyances and Preferences

The following report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.  Read More

93. Report on the Buyers Lien: A New Consumer Remedy

The following report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.  Read More

91. Report on Obsolete Remedies Against Estate Property: Estate Administration Act, Part 9

The following report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.  Read More

89. Report on the Action Per Quod Servitium Amisit

The following report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.  Read More

88. Report on Shared Liability

The following report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.  Read More

87. Report on Spousal Agreements

The following report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.  Read More

85. Report on Mortgages of Land: The Priority of Further Advances

The following report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.  Read More

84. Personal Liability Under a Mortgage or Agreement for Sale

The following report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.  Read More

83. Defamation

The following report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. Keywords: defamation; libel; slander; media; fair comment; apology; malice; retraction; amends; fact; truth; privilege; reputation; tort; procedure; Cherneskey v. Armadale Publishers; limitation period; group; absolute; qualified; Libel and Slander Act; damages    Read More

82. The Domicile of a Minor

The following report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.  Read More

81. Report on Performance Under Protest

The following report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. Keywords: performance; protest; contract; compensation; construction; acquiescence; dispute; interpretation; unilateral; tender; waiver; claim; Peter Kiewit Sons Co. of Canada v. Eakins Construction Ltd.; breach; damages; quantum meruit  Read More

79. A Short Form General Power of Attorney

The following report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.  Read More

78. Report on the Authority of a Guardian

The following report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. Keywords: authority; guardianship; custody; parent; estate; child; trustee; minor; mother; father; property; capacity; damages  Read More

77. Report on Settlement Offers

The following report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. Keywords: settlement; offer; payment into court; tender; compromise; costs; litigation; negotiation; tender of amends; reasonable; notice; prejudgment; pre-judgment; interest; claim; lump sum; damages; contributory negligence; liability  Read More

76. Report on Compensation for Non-Pecuniary Loss

The following report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.  Read More

75. Report on Review of Civil Jury Awards

The following report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.  Read More

74. Report on Covenants in Restraint of Trade

The following report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.  Read More

72. The Jurisdiction of Local Judges: Stays of Execution and Instalment

The following report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.  Read More

71. Minor Report on Land (Wife Protection) Act

The following report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.  Read More

70. Report on Statutory Succession Rights

The following report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.  Read More

69. Report on Illegal Transactions

The following report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.  Read More

68. Report on Intentional Interference with Domestic Relations

The following report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.  Read More

67. Report on Bulk Sales Legislation

The following report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.  Read More

66. Report on Competing Rights to Mingled Property: Tracing and the Rule in Claytons Case

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65. Report on Foreign Money Liabilities

The following report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.  Read More

64. Report on Breach of Promise of Marriage

The following report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.  Read More

63. Report on Peremptory Challenges in Civil Jury Trails

The following report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.  Read More

62. Interspousal Immunity in Tort

The following report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.  Read More

61. Standing of a Common Law Spouse to Apply Under the Family Compensation Act

The following report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.  Read More

59. Interest and Jurisdictional Limits in the County and Provincial Courts

The following report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.  Read More

58. Report on Interpretation of Wills

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57. Report on the Crown as Creditor: Priorities and Privileges

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56. Report on Presumptions of Survivorship

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55. Arbitration

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53. Report on Distress for Rent

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52. Report on the Making and Revocation of Wills

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51. Report on Benefits Conferred Under a Mistake of Law

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50. Report on Cable Television and Defamation

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49a. Minor Report on Discount Rates

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48. Report on The Recovery of Unauthorized Disbursements of Public Funds

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47. Report on The Calculation of Interest on Foreclosure

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46. Report on Civil Litigation in the Public Interest

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44. Report on Parol Evidence Rule

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43. Report on Guarantees of Consumer Debts

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42. Report on Creditors Relief Legislation: A New Approach

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40. Report on Execution Against Land

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39. Report on Attachment of Debts Act

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38. Report on the Replevin Act

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37. Report on The Absconding Debtors Act and Bail Act: Two Obsolete Acts

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35. Report on Offences Against the Person Act, 1828, Section 28

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34. Tort Liability of Public Bodies

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33. Report on the Statute of Frauds

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32. Report on Proof of Marriage in Civil Proceedings

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31. Report on Waiver of Conditions Precedent in Contracts

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17. Procedure Before Statutory Bodies

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18. A Procedure for Judicial Review of the Actions of Statutory Bodies

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20. Costs of Successful Unassisted Lay Litigants

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21. The Termination of Agencies

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22. Powers of Attorney and Mental Incapacity

The following report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.  Read More

23. Personal Property Security

The following report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.  Read More

24. Report on Security Interests in Real Property: Remedies on Default

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26. Report on Minors Contracts

The following report was produced by the now-defunct Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.  Read More

27. Report on Extra-Judicial Use of Sworn Statements

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28. Report on The Rule in Bain v. Fothergill

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30. Report on The Rule in Hollington v. Hewthorn

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Proposals for a Contract Law Reform Act

The following backgrounder is availabile in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. Return to Proposals for a Contract Law Reform Act project page.  Read More

4. Proposals for a Contract Law Reform Act

Keywords: contract, business & non-profits, deeds, stipulations not of the essence, part performance, conditions precedent, performance under protest, frustrated contracts, illegal contracts The following report is availabile in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. Return to Proposals for a Contract Law Reform Act project page.  Read More

BCLI Publications

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BCLI

Welcome to BCLIThe BC Law Institute is a not-for-profit law reform agency that works to improve and modernize the law in British Columbia. more  Read More

Chapter 10

Certificates of Completion 10.1 What is a certificate of completion? Certificates generally  Read More

The B.C. Law Reform Commission (1969-1997)

The Law Reform Commission was created in 1969 by an act of the Provincial Legislature and began its operations in 1970. The Commission ceased operations at the end of March 1997 following a decision by the Provincial Government to discontinue funding it.   Read More

Law Reform Resources

Other Internet resources oriented toward law reform or legal research Jump to: Europe, Africa, Asia, United States, Other nations, Specialized reform, Miscellaneous - Canada, Miscellaneous - Foreign    Read More

Table of Contents

Questions and Answers on the Builders Lien Act Printed copies of Questions And Answers on the New Builders Lien Act are available for purchase by calling Government Publication Services at 1-800-663-6105 or (250) 387-6409. The cost is $13.80 plus shipping and handling. They may also be ordered online through Crown Publications' electronic bookstore.Table of Contents    Read More

Builders Lien Act

The enactment in 1997 of the Builders Lien Act was the culmination of 25 years of work toward the creation of new and modern legislation in this area. The background to the Act included a Report issued by the Law Reform Commission in 1972. Over the years since that time, the Institute's Executive Director had participated in a variety of initiatives aimed at implementing the recommendations made in that report.   Read More

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