Court order fills in legislative gap, allows application for name change submitted on behalf of teenaged girl by Director (Child, Family and Community Service Act)

The Supreme Court of British Columbia has relied on its little-used parens patriae (= “parent of the country”) power to fill a gap in the Name Act. The Director, Child, Family and Community Services Act v Registrar General of the Vital Statistics Agency of the Province of British Columbia, 2019 Read more…