BCLI Blog

  • Last week to respond to consultation on child protection

    8 January 2021 BCLI’s public consultation on modernizing the Child, Family and Community Service Act closes in one week. But you still have until 15 January 2021 to give the Child Protection Project Committee your thoughts on its 38 tentative recommendations for reform, which address disclosure, court procedures and orders, participation by children, and more. For more information […]   Read More

  • Spotlight on child protection: Incorporating children’s views in proceedings

    6 January 2021 BCLI is running a public consultation (closing date: 15 January 2021) on child protection. It is asking for public input into its proposed changes to the Child, Family and Community Service Act. For information on how to participate in the consultation please visit the Modernizing the Child, Family and Community Service Act Project webpage. This […]   Read More

  • Spotlight on child protection: Party status for children

    16 December 2020 BCLI is running a public consultation (closing date: 15 January 2021) on child protection. It is asking for public input into its proposed changes to the Child, Family and Community Service Act. For information on how to participate in the consultation please visit the Modernizing the Child, Family and Community Service Act Project webpage. This […]   Read More

  • Consultation on child protection closing in one month

    15 December 2020 BCLI’s public consultation on modernizing of the Child, Family and Community Service Act will come to an end on 15 January 2021. You have one month to give your views on the Child Protection Project Committee’s 38 tentative recommendations for reform. These tentative recommendations address selected aspects of the legislation: definitions and terms; disclosure; independent […]   Read More

  • Spotlight on child protection: Disclosure

    2 December 2020 BCLI is running a public consultation (closing date: 15 January 2021) on child protection. It is asking for public input into its proposed changes to the Child, Family and Community Service Act. For information on how to participate in the consultation please visit the Modernizing the Child, Family and Community Service Act Project webpage. This […]   Read More

  • Child protection public consultation reaches its midway point

    30 November 2020 BCLI is halfway through a public consultation on specific reforms to the Child, Family and Community Service Act. The Child Protection Project Committee is seeking the public’s views on 38 tentative recommendations for reform. These tentative recommendations address selected aspects of the legislation: definitions and terms; disclosure; independent legal advice; court procedures and orders; selected […]   Read More

  • BCLI Comment on Fraser Decision: Pleased to see our Work Referenced by Canada’s Highest Court

    27 November 2020 In 2012 the BCLI published the study paper Human Rights and Family Responsibilities: Family Status Discrimination under Human Rights Law in British Columbia and Canada (BCLI study paper). The paper reviews research and jurisprudence on the family status ground, discusses concerns with the BC Court of Appeal’s approach to family status discrimination in an employment […]   Read More

  • Youth aging into the community the focus of the latest child protection committee meeting

    16 November 2020 At the October 2020 meeting of BCLI’s Child Protection Project Committee the committee tackled a new component of the Modernizing the Child, Family and Community Service Act Project. Up to this fall, the committee’s attention had been on its focused review of the act. Now that its 38 tentative recommendations for reform are out for […]   Read More

  • Pension division committee considers responses to public consultation at October 2020 meeting

    9 November 2020 Last month, the Pension Division Review Project Committee met after a hiatus in which it held a public consultation on tentative recommendations for reform of part 6 of the Family Law Act. The focus of this meeting was a consideration of the responses that the committee received in that public consultation. The committee received 12 […]   Read More

  • Spotlight on child protection: Definitions and terms—“family violence”

    4 November 2020 BCLI is running a public consultation (closing date: 15 January 2021) on child protection. It is asking for public input into its proposed changes to the Child, Family and Community Service Act. For information on how to participate in the consultation please visit the Modernizing the Child, Family and Community Service Act Project webpage. This […]   Read More


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