Four BCLI Law Reform Reports Implemented In New Family Law Act (Bill 16)
November 15, 2011
BY Alison Taylor
15 November 2011—The British Columbia Law Institute is very pleased that the new Family Law Act (Bill 16) introduced yesterday in the Legislative Assembly will implement recommendations for changes to family law contained in four of its reports.
“We are gratified that the government has clearly accepted the cogent and timely recommendations in these four reports by British Columbia’s independent law reform agency, and is proposing to enact them in this major legislative initiative,” said Jim Emmerton, executive director of BCLI.
The four reports that are reflected among the sweeping changes that the Family Law Act will make are:
- Report on Pension Division on Marriage Breakdown (BCLI Report No. 44, 2006);
- Report on the Parental Support Obligation in Section 90 of the Family Relations Act (BCLI Report No. 48, 2007);
- Report on Appointing a Guardian and Standby Guardianship (BCLI Report No. 30, 2004); and
- Report on the Need for Uniform Jurisdiction and Choice of Law Rules in Domestic Property Proceedings (BCLI Report No. 1, 1998).
The British Columbia Law Institute strives to be a leader in law reform by carrying out the best in scholarly law reform research and writing and the best in outreach relating to law reform.
Contact: Jim Emmerton