February 8, 2002

A Report on Year Five (2001-02 Annual Report)

October 5, 2002

Builders Liens and Arbitration

British Columbia’s Builders Lien Act protects participants in a construction project such as subcontractors, workers, and suppliers of material by providing for a special claim on property for the payment or performance of some debt, obligation, or duty called a lien. A lien is claimed against the construction project itself, Read more…

September 5, 2002

Health Care Decisions and End-of-Life Issues

This project considers issues arising out of the implementation of new adult guardianship legislation, in particular the Health Care (Consent) and Care Facility (Admission) Act (the HCCF). This project discusses those issues and also delves into implementation of two other statutes that also came into force as of 28 February Read more…

July 5, 2002

The Ultimate Limitation Period: Updating the Limitation Act

This project examines the ultimate limitation period contained in section 8 of the Limitation Act. The project identifies a number of problems associated with section 8 and makes recommendations with particular attention to: the appropriate length and commencement date of the ULP; the future of special ULPs; and the potential Read more…

March 5, 2002

Private Care Agreements Between Older Adults and Friends or Family Members

A private care agreement involves an older adult’s transfer of property, usually residential property, to a friend or family member in exchange for a promise of care and support in the home. The arrangement is usually made orally and without legal advice, and the law regarding enforcement of such agreements Read more…