BCLI Blog

  • BCLI releases Consultation Paper on the Employment Standards Act

    18 June 2018 BCLI has issued a Consultation Paper on the Employment Standards Act to gather input from stakeholders and the general public on changes needed to the Act.  The Employment Standards Act is an important piece of legislation that sets minimum standards for terms of employment and working conditions, and applies to most workplaces in BC.   Responses […]   Read More

  • Consultation on strata governance closes today

    15 June 2018 The public consultation for the Strata Property Law (Phase Two) Project’s Consultation Paper on Governance Issues for Stratas comes to a close today. BCLI and the Strata Property Law (Phase Two) Project Committee thank everyone who contributed their views on proposed reforms for strata-corporation governance. A final report on this aspect of the project is […]   Read More

  • Tasmania Law Reform Institute Releases Final Report on Recidivist Drink Drivers

    12 June 2018 On April 17th 2018, the Tasmania Law Reform Institute (TLRI) released its final report, Responding to the Problem of Recidivist Drink Drivers – Final Report # 24. The report follows the TLRI’s release of its issues paper, Responding to the Problem of Recidivist Drink Drivers – Issues Paper # 23. The TLRI’s issues paper received […]   Read More

  • Last week to have your say on strata governance

    8 June 2018 The consultation on governance issues for stratas closes on 15 June 2018. This is the last week for you to give BCLI’s Strata Property Law (Phase Two) Project Committee your thoughts on reform of the law applying to strata bylaws, meetings, finances, and more. For more information on the consultation, including links to our online […]   Read More

  • Spotlight on strata governance: Should the Strata Property Regulation create a new maximum fine for contravention of a short-term accommodation bylaw?

    5 June 2018 BCLI is running a public consultation on governance issues for stratas. It is asking for public input into its proposed changes to the Strata Property Act, Strata Property Regulation, and Schedule of Standard Bylaws. For information on how to participate in the consultation please visit the Strata Property Law Project—Phase Two webpage. This post is […]   Read More

  • CRT Roundup—finances, bylaw enforcement, governance, and more

    31 May 2018 This post is part of a monthly series summarizing the Civil Resolution Tribunal’s strata-property decisions. There have been 29 new decisions since the last post. Sections and types—types—availability—geothermal heating Schultz v The Owners, Strata Plan KAS 3313, 2018 BCCRT 148, involved a dispute over “certain utility expenses [the applicant strata-lot owners] say they should not have to […]   Read More

  • Manitoba Law Reform Commission Releases Consultation Report on Beneficiary Designations

    24 May 2018 On April 10th, the Manitoba Law Reform Commission (MLRC) released its Consultation Report, The Beneficiary Designation Act (Retirement, Savings, and Other Plans). The  report  “considers possible amendments to improve the legislation and procedure related to beneficiary designations in Manitoba.” The MLRC report notes a gap in The Beneficiary Designation Act (“the Act”) with respect to […]   Read More

  • Spotlight on strata governance: Should the order of agenda items for annual and special general meetings be amended?

    22 May 2018 BCLI is running a public consultation on governance issues for stratas. It is asking for public input into its proposed changes to the Strata Property Act, Strata Property Regulation, and Schedule of Standard Bylaws. For information on how to participate in the consultation please visit the Strata Property Law Project—Phase Two webpage. This post is […]   Read More

  • Meet Summer Research Assistant Gurinder Cheema

    22 May 2018 My name is Gurinder Cheema. In the fall, I will begin my third year at the University of Victoria’s Faculty of Law. During my second year, I was a part of the faculty’s Law Co-op Program. As part of the Law Co-op Program, I completed a work term at Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP. While […]   Read More

  • Strata-lot occupant found not to be a tenant and to be ineligible for strata council

    16 May 2018 Jay v The Owners Strata Plan NW 3353, 2018 BCSC 780, concerned “an application to seek a determination of whether [the petitioner] is a tenant or is otherwise eligible to be an elected member of the Strata Council.” The case turned on whether the petitioner “is a tenant under the Strata Property Act, S.B.C. 1998, c. 43 […]   Read More

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