April 8, 2022

Parentage committee considers legislation allowing multiple parents for children conceived by sexual intercourse

BCLI’s Parentage Law Reform Project Committee continued its review of the rules in part 3 of the Family Law Act that apply to parentage of children conceived by sexual intercourse. The committee completed its examination of a provision in the American Uniform Parentage Act 2017 (PDF) that sets out a Read more…

March 11, 2022

Parentage committee continues examination of rules for parentage of children conceived by sexual intercourse

The Parentage Law Reform Project Committee continued its review of part 3 of the Family Law Act at its February 2022 meeting. The committee’s focus continues to be on rules governing parentage of children conceived by sexual intercourse. After discussing big-picture issues at its January 2022 meeting, the committee shifted Read more…

February 9, 2022

Alzheimer Society of B.C Webinar – Dementia and Decision-making

On January 26, CCEL’s Krista James and Jess Fehrenbacher presented on the Engaging People Living with Dementia in Decision-making project alongside the Alzheimer Society of B.C. This webinar discusses legal rights relating to decision-making for people living with dementia, compare supported and substitute decision-making, and provide insights gathered from the Read more…

January 28, 2022

Parentage Law Reform Project Committee begins its review parentage rules applying when assisted reproduction isn’t used

At the January 2022 meeting of BCLI’s parentage committee, the committee began its review of how part 3 of the Family Law Act deals with parentage when assisted reproduction hasn’t been used. As a judge recently observed, “[p]art 3 of the FLA contains two different regimes for parentage: one regime Read more…

January 7, 2022

Project Update: Engaging People Living with Dementia in Decision-Making

Introduction The Canadian Centre for Elder Law (CCEL) is collaborating on a three-year project. The goal of this project is to support people living with dementia to be meaningfully involved in everyday decision-making that matters to them. To reach this goal, we are consulting with people living with dementia, people Read more…