June 24, 2022

Parentage committee finishes discussion of multiparent provisions for children conceived by sexual intercourse and starts discussion of donors

In June, BCLI’s Parentage Law Reform Project Committee finalized its discussion of whether multiparent configurations should be extended to conception by sexual intercourse. This topic has been the subject of discussion for several consecutive meetings starting in March 2022, and continuing at the April 2022 and May 2022 meetings. Who Read more…

June 21, 2022

Gregory K Steele QC Prize Winning Paper in Elder Law for 2021-22: Canada and the UN Principles for the Older Person

In December of 1991, the United Nations (UN) established a list of principles for the rights of older persons that they encourage members to incorporate into their national programmes: independence, participation, care, self-fulfilment, and dignity. The original purpose of this paper was to draft a Canadian Charter for the Rights Read more…

June 17, 2022

BCLI’s 2020 & 2021 Annual Reports Are Now Available Online!

The BCLI has just released its annual reports for the past 2 years (2020 & 2021). Read more about what the Institute has been up to and get to know the latest developments in law reform in BC by downloading the report below.

June 10, 2022

Remembering Dr. Karen Kobayashi

We are very sad to announce the loss of a dear CCEL friend, one of our founding Distinguished Fellows, Dr. Karen Kobayashi. Karen was a professor in the University of Victoria Department of Sociology and Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Studies) of the Faculty of Social Sciences. She was also Read more…

June 9, 2022

Supreme Court of Canada considers the significance of biological ties of parenthood in assessing the best interests of the child

In a decision released late last week, the Supreme Court of Canada commented on the diminishing significance of biological ties of parenthood in determining who a child’s guardian should be. B.J.T. v J.D., 2022 SCC 24, was a case with “a long, complicated history,” which the court summed up in Read more…