BCLI forms project committee to review pension division under part 6 of the Family Law Act

21 February 2019

By Kevin Zakreski

The British Columbia Law Institute has formed a new project committee to assist it in carrying out its Pension Division Review Project. The committee will review part 6 of the Family Law Act, the Division of Pensions Regulation, and allied legislation and will help BCLI to form recommendations to reform the law.

The members of the project committee are:

Colin Galinski—Chair
  Galinski Pension and Benefits Law Corp.
Cynthia Callahan-Maureen
     BC Ministry of Finance
Stephen Cheng
     Westcoast Actuaries Inc.
Stephanie Griffith
     Bilsland Griffith Benefit Administrators
Darryl Hrenyk
     BC Ministry of Attorney General
Gail Johnson
     BC Financial Institutions Commission
Hon. Peter Leask, QC
     Peter Leask, QC, Barrister & Solicitor
Margaret H. Mason, QC
     Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Beatrice C. McCutcheon
     Cook Roberts LLP
Jacqueline G. McQueen
     Aaron Gordon Daykin Nordlinger LLP
Michael J. Peters
     BC Financial Institutions Commission


This project allows BCLI to build on past work concerning pension division, including its 10-year review of earlier legislation and its educational resource on the current law, Questions and Answers About Pension Division on the Breakdown of a Relationship in British Columbia.


“It has been just over five years since part 6 came into force,” noted committee chair Colin Galinski. “I’m pleased to be working with this expert committee to examine how part 6 is working in practice and to consider ways to improve it.”

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