January 28, 2022

Parentage Law Reform Project Committee begins its review parentage rules applying when assisted reproduction isn’t used

At the January 2022 meeting of BCLI’s parentage committee, the committee began its review of how part 3 of the Family Law Act deals with parentage when assisted reproduction hasn’t been used. As a judge recently observed, “[p]art 3 of the FLA contains two different regimes for parentage: one regime Read more…

January 27, 2022

January 2022 Newsletter: New Year, New Us!

2021 had many challenges. We are all happy that it has now come to an end, and we look to 2022 as offering new hope and new opportunity. 2022 marks 25 years since the BCLI first opened its doors in 1997. While so much has changed in the past 25 years, our steady commitment to excellence in law reform continues.

January 25, 2022

BC Creates Temporary Changes to Visitation Rules for Long-Term Care

Introduction On December 31st, 2021, the Provincial Health Officer made a temporary verbal order changing the visitor restrictions for long-term care. The temporary verbal order does not apply to assisted living. The pre-existing Visitor Guidance, effective October 12, 2021, sets out the visitor restrictions in Assisted Living, and these rules Read more…

January 7, 2022

Project Update: Engaging People Living with Dementia in Decision-Making

Introduction The Canadian Centre for Elder Law (CCEL) is collaborating on a three-year project. The goal of this project is to support people living with dementia to be meaningfully involved in everyday decision-making that matters to them. To reach this goal, we are consulting with people living with dementia, people Read more…