Keywords: testator; beneficiary; will; estate; contrary; intent; property; construction; interpretation; gift; residue; equitable conversion; portion; ademption; satisfaction; election; lapse; disclaimer; abatement; hotchpot; per stirpes; devolution; testamentary; conditional; debt; Wills Act; class

In 1987 the Justice Reform Committee was formed to make British Columbia's justice system more “accessible, understandable, relevant, and efficient for all those it seeks to serve.” While their mandate as a law reform body is complementary to the Law Reform Commission, several of their recommendations hit upon issues that the Commission previously addressed, or was in the process of addressing. The Commission responds to these recommendations by detailing the previous work done on the topic and any potential issues that might arise should they take on the suggested projects.