BCLI launches new project page for the Modernizing the Child, Family and Community Service Act Project
27 August 2019 A new project webpage for the Modernizing the Child, Family and Community Service Act Project has just been created on the BCLI website. The project webpage will be the place to go find about the project and to read project publications. Currently, the project webpage contains two backgrounders on the project: one an introduction to […] Read More
19 August 2019 The ministry of finance’s consultation on amendments to the Societies Act is coming to a close on Friday, 23 August 2019. So this is the last week to give your feedback on 36 proposed amendments to the Societies Act. More information on the consultation and on how to give a response is available on the Societies Act […] Read More
A closer look at the Report on Common Property, Land Titles, and Fundamental Changes for Stratas: Should the Strata Property Act continue to require a resolution passed by a unanimous vote to authorize changing the basis on which a strata lot’s share of the contribution to the strata’s operating fund and contingency reserve fund is calculated?
8 August 2019 This post is the part of a series highlighting key recommendations in the Report on Common Property, Land Titles, and Fundamental Changes for Stratas. For other entries in the series, click here. Brief description of the issue The general rule for strata corporations is to calculate a strata lot’s share of the contribution to a strata’s […] Read More
Locked-in retirement accounts the focus of July 2019 Pension Division Review Project Committee meeting
26 July 2019 At this month’s meeting, the Pension Division Review Project Committee examined locked-in retirement accounts. British Columbia’s Pension Benefits Standards Act defines locked-in retirement account to mean “an RRSP that is prescribed to be a locked-in retirement account.” The regulation completes this definition by adding that “an RRSP is a locked-in retirement account if the RRSP includes locked-in […] Read More
25 July 2019 A study being carried out by researchers at Thomson Rivers University is asking for people who have used the Civil Resolution Tribunal’s services to provide comments on their experience. As the study webpage notes: We are independent academic researchers based at Thompson Rivers University. We’re not part of the Civil Resolution Tribunal or the BC […] Read More
A closer look at the Report on Common Property, Land Titles, and Fundamental Changes for Stratas: Should all strata plans require the approval of an approving officer?
18 July 2019 This post is the part of a series highlighting key recommendations in the Report on Common Property, Land Titles, and Fundamental Changes for Stratas. For other entries in the series, click here. Brief description of the issue Even though the deposit of a strata plan is considered to be a subdivision of land, the Strata […] Read More
15 July 2019 Overview In BC, there is currently a private member’s bill, the Safe Care Act, 2019, in the legislature which proposes to create a form of secure care for children and youth who are experiencing substance use or are being sexually exploited. This bill would allow for the child to be apprehended pending a hearing on […] Read More
12 July 2019 The Ministry of Finance for British Columbia has just begun a public consultation on proposed amendments to the Societies Act. A message (PDF) from the deputy minister of finance explains why the ministry is contemplating amendments to the Societies Act: The purpose of these proposed amendments is to ensure the Act remains and becomes even more user-friendly. […] Read More
10 July 2019 Staff Lawyer Greg Blue, QC, provided an overview of the Employment Standards Act Reform project for the BC Notaries Association‘s summer issue of The Scrivener (Volume 28 Number 2 Summer 2019). Click on the image below to access the full article. Read More
5 July 2019 BCLI has recently drawn the Strata Property Law Project—Phase Two to a close. Here are some statistics that measure activity in and public engagement with the project. project term: 6 years (July 2013 to June 2019) number of reports published: 5 number of consultation papers published: 5 number of recommendations for reform made: 206 number […] Read More