CBABC endorses BCLI, CCEL reports in Agenda for Justice 2021

17 February 2021

By Karen Campbell

In its just-published Agenda for Justice 2021, the Canadian Bar Association (British Columbia Branch) has endorsed four reports of the BC Law Institute and its division, the Canadian Centre for Elder Law, for priority legislative action. The reports are:

BCLI thanks CBABC for recognizing the work that went into these reports and for its recommendation that they be acted upon quickly by the provincial government.

BCLI is also grateful to CBABC for including its recently published Consultation Paper on Modernizing the Child, Family and Community Service Act among the publications that informed its recommendations on transforming the child-protection system.

CBABC’s Agenda for Justice 2021 was “developed collaboratively by CBABC members, based on extensive research, consultation with industry stakeholders, collective experience and previous submissions to the BC Government.” It sets out a roadmap for action—with “concrete suggestions for action that will make a tangible difference for British Columbia’s families, businesses and communities”—calling for law reform in four broad areas: access to justice for families; meaningful change for Indigenous peoples; modernizing BC’s justice and legal systems; and, ensuring fairness for everyone.

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