BCLI Blog

  • 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

  • Have your say on proposals to reform the Child, Family and Community Service Act

    14 October 2020 Today the British Columbia Law Institute published its Child Protection Project Committee’s Consultation Paper on Modernizing the Child, Family and Community Service Act. In this consultation paper the committee is asking for public comment on its proposals to government to reform British Columbia’s main child protection law. The consultation paper contains 38 tentative recommendations for […]   Read More

  • BCLI Announces Changes on the Board of Directors

    5 October 2020 On September 9th, the British Columbia Law Institute held its Annual General Meeting and is pleased to announce the Executive Committee for 2020-2021: Emily L. Clough, Chair Mathew P. Good, Vice Chair Margaret H. Mason, Q.C., Treasurer James S. Deitch, Secretary Elizabeth Adjin-Tettey, member Karen Campbell, Executive Director, Ex Officio BCLI is pleased to welcome […]   Read More

  • Overview of the 2020 ULCC Annual Meeting

    29 September 2020 BCLI was well-represented at the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Uniform Law Conference of Canada (ULCC), held on August 10-13. Kathleen Cunningham served as the Chair of the Civil Section this year and was also a member of the BC delegation. Greg Blue, Q.C. attended as a member of the BC delegation and a ULCC […]   Read More

  • BCLI launches project to review the law of parentage under part 3 of the Family Law Act

    21 September 2020 BCLI is beginning a new project, to review the law of parentage as set out in part 3 of the Family Law Act. The project is slated to run until December 2022. Its goal is to produce a final report, with recommendations for legislative reform. BCLI is carrying out the project with the support of […]   Read More

  • Public consultation on pension division closes today

    15 September 2020 Today is the last day for responses to the public consultation on pension division under part 6 of the Family Law Act. The consultation will close at 11:59 p.m., tonight. BCLI and the Pension Division Review Project Committee thank everyone who submitted a response to the Consultation Paper on Pension Division: A Review of Part […]   Read More

  • Last week to respond to pension-division consultation

    8 September 2020 BCLI’s public consultation on pension division under part 6 of the Family Law Act closes in one week. But you still have until the end of 15 September 2020 to give the Pension Division Review Committee your thoughts on its 25 tentative recommendations for reform, which address transitional provisions, disability benefits, locked-in retirement accounts, and […]   Read More

  • Spotlight on pension division: commuted value transfer

    3 September 2020 BCLI is running a public consultation (closing date: 15 September 2020) on pension division. It is asking for public input into its proposed changes to part 6 of the Family Law Act and the Division of Pensions Regulation. For information on how to participate in the consultation please visit the Pension Division Review Project webpage. This […]   Read More

  • BCLI Remembers Former Chief Justice Lance Finch

    2 September 2020 BCLI joins the rest of the legal community in mourning the death on 30 August 2020 of the Hon. Lance S.G. Finch, Q.C., former Chief Justice of British Columbia. First as a leading insurance law practitioner, then as a trial and appellate judge, and finally as Chief Justice of the province, former Chief Justice Finch […]   Read More


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