March 1, 2024

Public hearings consultation extended

The consultation period for the Consultation Paper on Renovating the Public Hearing has been extended to 22 March 2024. Please visit the Renovate the Public Hearing project page to download your copy of the consultation paper and to read about how to submit a response.

January 31, 2024

Public-hearings consultation reaches halfway mark

As of today, BCLI is halfway through its public consultation for the Renovate the Public Hearing Project. You have until 15 March 2024 to respond to our issues for reform. This project examines provincial legislation that requires local governments to engage the public on proposed land-use bylaws. In British Columbia, Read more…

January 16, 2024

Public engagement on phase two of Family Law Act modernization now open

BC government seeking the public’s views on family-law topics The Ministry of Attorney General for BC has just announced a public-engagement program for phase two of its project to modernize the Family Law Act. This program gives the public an opportunity to share its thoughts on ministry proposals for reform Read more…

December 19, 2023

Have your say on reforming public engagement on land-use bylaws

The British Columbia Law Institute has launched a public consultation on improving BC’s legislation that governs public engagement when a local government is enacting a land-use bylaw. The centrepiece of this consultation is the Consultation Paper on Renovating the Public Hearing, which gives readers information on the current law, the Read more…