A closer look at the Report on Governance Issues for Stratas: Should the order of agenda items for annual and special general meetings be amended?
19 March 2019 This post is the part of a series highlighting key recommendations in the Report on Governance Issues for Stratas. For other entries in the series, click here. Brief description of the issue Section 28 of the Schedule of Standard Bylaws provides that the “order of business at annual and special general meetings” of the strata corporation […] Read More
18 March 2019 BCLI is pleased to announce that the Pension Division Review Project Committee has a new member. Pierre-Luc Chénier is assistant director of policy at the BC Pension Corporation. Pierre-Luc leads a team of analysts charged with advising the British Columbia public-sector pension plans and corporate clients on legislative compliance matters, and ensures proper liaison with […] Read More
12 March 2019 The British Columbia Law Institute’s Strata Property Law Project Committee is recommending amendments to the Strata Property Act, the Strata Property Regulation, and the Schedule of Standard Bylaws to enhance the legal framework that governs insurance in a strata property. Insurance is a concern for all homeowners. It is no less important for people whose […] Read More
11 March 2019 Late last week, the Canada Revenue Agency announced the formation of a new advisory committee on the charitable sector. The purpose of the advisory committee is to serve as “a consultative forum for the Government of Canada to engage in meaningful dialogue with the charitable sector, to advance emerging issues relating to charities, and to ensure […] Read More
7 March 2019 Yesterday, amendments to the Strata Property Regulation were announced that deal with deposit insurance for strata-corporation funds. OIC 101/2019 provides for an amendment to the definition section of the regulation (section 1.1), defining the term insured account for the purposes of the Strata Property Act to mean “an account with a deposit, all or part […] Read More
A closer look at the Report on Governance Issues for Stratas: Should the Strata Property Act establish statutory qualifications for council members?
5 March 2019 This post is the part of a series highlighting key recommendations in the Report on Governance Issues for Stratas. For other entries in the series, click here. Brief description of the issue The Strata Property Act’s provision on “eligibility for council” only limits strata-council members to “(a) owners; (b) individuals representing corporate owners; [and] (c) tenants […] Read More
BC Ministry of Labour launches consultation on Employment Standards Act changes, prominently mentions BCLI Report
28 February 2019 The BC Ministry of Labour gave prominent mention to the BCLI Report on the Employment Standards Act in a proposal paper for a consultation that it began today on changes to the Employment Standards Act. The Ministry’s proposal paper addressing what it describes as “first areas of focus for future changes to the Act” contains […] Read More
28 February 2019 Today is the last day to respond to the public consultation for the Consultation Paper on Common Property, Land Titles, and Fundamental Changes for Stratas. We’ll keep the surveys open for both the full consultation and the summary consultation until 12:00 midnight. The Strata Property Law (Phase Two) Project Committee plans to begin its review […] Read More
27 February 2019 Yesterday, a new bill was introduced in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia containing significant amendments to BC’s main consumer-protection statute, the Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act. Bill 7, the Business Practices and Consumer Protection Amendment Act, 2019, adds a new part to the act to deal with high-cost credit products. The bill will also establish […] Read More
Last week for responses to Consultation Paper on Common Property, Land Titles, and Fundamental Changes for Stratas
21 February 2019 The consultation on common property, land titles, and fundamental changes closes on 28 February 2019. You have one week to get a response in and comment on 25 tentative recommendations for reform covering the following issues: common property: defining common property, long-term leases of common property, and parking stalls and storage lockers; land titles: emerging […] Read More