March 6, 2006

Unnecessary Requirements for Sworn Statements

This project revisited work done in the 1970s by the Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It examined requirements imposed by statute or regulation to provide a sworn statement as part of an out of court transaction. The project classified these requirements using an eleven category classification system developed by Read more…

November 6, 2004

Spoliation of Evidence

Spoliation in a legal context refers to the destruction, mutilation, alteration, or concealment of evidence. In British Columbia, those who suffer due to spoliation may be entitled to one or more of a variety of remedies. This project sheds some light on the existing sanctions for spoliation of evidence in Read more…

January 5, 2004

Post-Accident Remedial Measures

This project examined the law relating to the admission of post-accident remedial measures as evidence of negligence. The law now permits post-accident remedial measures to be admitted in litigation as evidence of negligence. The current scheme may discourage people from taking steps to ensure that future accidents do not occur, Read more…

May 5, 2003

A Legal Framework for Informal Public Appeal Funds

Appeals to the public for donations are very often made spontaneously when disaster strikes or when funds are needed for a cause that excites public sympathy. Unlike fundraising campaigns by organized charities, these informal public appeals are often carried out with little planning. Sometimes it is not possible to use 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…