November 4, 2022

Nova Scotia consulting on reforms to parentage laws

The Access to Justice and Law Reform Institute of Nova Scotia has just published a discussion paper seeking the public’s views on its proposals to reform the law of parentage in that province. In its Parentage Act Discussion Paper (PDF), the institute notes that “Nova Scotia is the only jurisdiction Read more…

November 1, 2022

BCLI congratulates former Board Chair Hon. Ronald A. Skolrood on appointment to Court of Appeal

BCLI congratulates the Hon. Ronald A. Skolrood on his elevation to the British Columbia Court of Appeal, announced by the Minister of Justice last week, October 24, 2022.  Prior to his appointment as a justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in 2013, Justice Skolrood was a member of Read more…

September 9, 2022

BCLI attends the 2022 Uniform Law Conference of Canada

The BCLI was pleased to participate in the Uniform Law Conference of Canada’s (ULCC) 2022 annual meeting held in Edmonton, Alberta from August 15 to 19, 2022. Karen Campbell, Executive Director of the BCLI and Greg Blue, Q.C., Senior Staff Lawyer attended the meeting as members of the BC delegation Read more…

June 30, 2022

UK court allows posthumous use of embryo despite lack of written consent

In a recent decision, the family division of the High Court of England and Wales allowed a husband to use an embryo created by in vitro fertilization with his wife for birth by surrogacy, even though the wife (who died after creation of the embryo by IVF) didn’t provide written 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.