April 1, 2013

Franchise Act Project

October 11, 2008

Defective Contracts Relief

This project concerned issues associated with the implementation in British Columbia of the Uniform Illegal Contracts Act recommended by the Uniform Law Conference of Canada for enactment in common law provinces and territories. The Uniform Act would empower superior courts to mitigate harsh and unjust results sometimes produced by the Read more…

August 11, 2008

Joint Project to Create a Harmonized Legal Framework for Unincorporated Nonprofit Associations in North America

The unincorporated nonprofit association is the default mode of nonprofit activity. Whenever people band together to carry out one or more nonprofit purposes and take no steps to incorporate or create a charitable trust, they form an unincorporated nonprofit association. This category includes everything from small-scale members’ clubs, charities, neighbourhood Read more…

July 23, 2008

Society Act Reform Project

The Society Act provides for the incorporation, organization, governance, amalgamation, and termination of not-for-profit bodies in British Columbia. The Act has seen little change since its enactment in 1977. It has not kept pace with developments in the legal landscape and the not-for-profit sector. The Society Act Reform Project published Read more…

March 6, 2005

The Uniform Civil Enforcement of Money Judgments Act

This project examined a proposal for the reform of the civil enforcement system that governs the legal procedures that apply to the enforcement of money judgments. A money judgment is an order issued by a court for a party to a lawsuit to pay the other party a sum of Read more…