BCLI welcomes Bill 24, the new Societies Act


25 March 2015

By Kevin Zakreski

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 Project Committee, “which will benefit from modern and up-to-date legislation for years to come.”

BCLI carried out the Society Act Reform Project over two years with the assistance of an all-volunteer project committee and with the generous financial support of the Law Foundation of British Columbia.

BCLI’s chair, Prof. Joost Blom, QC, said “BCLI is very pleased to see the introduction of a bill that carries forward its recommendations for reform. On behalf of BCLI, I would like to thank committee members for their dedication to the Society Act Reform Project.”

BCLI’s Report on Proposals for a New Society Act and all associated documents for the Society Act Reform Project are found on BCLI’s website www.bcli.org.

The British Columbia Law Institute strives to be a leader in law reform by carrying out the best in scholarly law-reform research and writing and the best in outreach relating to law reform.

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Contact: Kevin Zakreski
Staff Lawyer
(604) 827-5336


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