December 1, 2021

Notice and best interests of the child considered at November 2021 Parentage Law Reform Project Committee Meeting

At the latest monthly meeting of BCLI’s committee considering reforms to part 3 of the Family Law Act the committee considered two issues concerning section 31 of the act, which sets out the framework for court orders declaring parentage. The first issue concerns notice of applications to court under the section. Section 31 Read more…

November 26, 2021

Manitoba introduces new parentage legislation

A bill has just been introduced in the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba which will “replace” the province’s current parentage legislation and “establish new rules respecting the parentage of children conceived through assisted reproduction, including where a surrogate is used.” The provisions of the Manitoba bill most closely resemble those found in Saskatchewan’s parentage legislation, Read more…

November 18, 2021

BCLI Congratulates newly elected and re-elected Law Society of BC Benchers

The BCLI wishes to congratulate all the newly elected and re-elected benchers for the Law Society of BC.  We are particularly pleased to see a few familiar faces who have been a part of or played a key role in the BCLI over the past years and would like to Read more…

November 9, 2021

Consent to Participate in Research

November 5, 2021

Societies Act amendments receive royal assent

On 28 October 2021, Bill 19, the Societies Amendment Act, 2021, received royal assent. “The purpose of the proposed amendments,” notes a ministry of finance news release, “is to address various issues that have come to light since the act came into force”: The new act provides societies with a Read more…