Executive and Board Changes Following BCLI’s Annual General Meeting

The British Columbia Law Institute hosted its Annual General Meeting on 19 September 2012. The productive meeting brought together the Institute's members from across the province, and laid the foundation for another year of comprehensive law reform work in British Columbia.

Following the AGM, the following changes to the BCLI executive and board of directors have been implemented:

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.