Parentage committee finishes discussion of multiparent provisions for children conceived by sexual intercourse and starts discussion of donors

In June, BCLI’s Parentage Law Reform Project Committee finalized its discussion of whether multiparent configurations should be extended to conception by sexual intercourse. This topic has been the subject of discussion for several consecutive meetings starting in March 2022, and continuing at the April 2022 and May 2022 meetings. Who should be made a parent by a multiparent agreement? At this meeting, the Committee turned its attention to the issue of who should be required Read more…

By Alison Wilkinson, ago

June 2022 Newsletter: Our team continues to grow. Plus, our annual reports are now available!

Our 2020 & 2021 Annual Reports are Now Available! We’re excited to announce that our joint 2020 & 2021 annual report is now available! As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and internal changes at the BCLI, we have combined the past two years into one report. These past two years have been productive for the BCLI and we are pleased to share with all of you the various projects and publications that we have been Read more…

By Alec Regino, ago

Gregory K Steele QC Prize Winning Paper in Elder Law for 2021-22: Canada and the UN Principles for the Older Person

In December of 1991, the United Nations (UN) established a list of principles for the rights of older persons that they encourage members to incorporate into their national programmes: independence, participation, care, self-fulfilment, and dignity. The original purpose of this paper was to draft a Canadian Charter for the Rights of Elderly Persons. This Charter would be necessary as UN resolutions are not made law in a signatory’s country, but are instead a set of Read more…

By Samuel Baxter, ago