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Parentage project committee continues its review of court declarations of parentage

At this month’s meeting of BCLI’s Parentage Law Reform Project Committee the committee continued its review of section 31 of the Family Law Act, which deals with the court’s powers to make an order declaring parentage. Since section 31 came into force, it has been the focus of many court decisions under part 3. There are […]  Read More

Quick facts about the Modernizing the Child, Family and Community Service Act Project

Project overview term: 1 September 2018 to 31 May 2021 14 project committee members total over project term 19 project committee meetings 39 recommendations for reform Publications one final report one study paper one consultation paper 7 backgrounders 2 media releases 31 blog posts (25 during project term) Public engagement 48 consultation responses 47 written submissions […]  Read More

Quick facts about the Pension Division Review Project

Project overview term: 1 January 2019 to 31 March 2021 12 project committee members 14 project committee meetings (2 hours per meeting) 25 recommendations for reform Publications one final report one consultation paper 6 backgrounders 3 media releases 28 blog posts (23 during project term) Public engagement 12 written consultation responses one special consultation meeting […]  Read More

BCLI launches project to review the law of parentage under part 3 of the Family Law Act

BCLI is beginning a new project, to review the law of parentage as set out in part 3 of the Family Law Act. The project is slated to run until December 2022. Its goal is to produce a final report, with recommendations for legislative reform. BCLI is carrying out the project with the support of […]  Read More

2019 year in review for the Pension Division Review Project

Part 6 of the Family Law Act and the Division of Pensions Regulation set out the legal framework for dividing pension benefits after the breakdown of a spousal relationship. This legal framework first came into force in the 1990s and, like much of British Columbia’s family-law legislation, saw some significant revisions when the Family Law […]  Read More

Find out more about BCLI and CCEL and their past projects

Who is the BC Law Institute? The British Columbia Law Institute (BCLI) is an independent non-partisan law reform agency.  As functional successor to the Law Reform Commission of BC, the BCLI was established as a charity in 1997. BCLI’s mandate is to: promote the clarification and simplification of the law and its adaptation to modern […]  Read More

Quick facts about the Strata Property Law Project—Phase Two

BCLI has recently drawn the Strata Property Law Project—Phase Two to a close. Here are some statistics that measure activity in and public engagement with the project. project term: 6 years (July 2013 to June 2019) number of reports published: 5 number of consultation papers published: 5 number of recommendations for reform made: 206 number […]  Read More

A closer look at the Report on Insurance Issues for Stratas: Should the Strata Property Act require strata-lot owners to have insurance that covers payment of a deductible under a strata-corporation policy?

This post is part of a series highlighting key recommendations in the Report on Insurance Issues for Stratas. For other entries in the series, click here. Brief description of the issue There are real concerns that rising insurance deductibles could harm strata-lot owners. This potential for harm might even be exacerbated by the previous recommendation. […]  Read More

A closer look at the Report on Governance Issues for Stratas: Should the Strata Property Act limit the number of proxy appointments that a person may hold?

This post is the part of a series highlighting key recommendations in the Report on Governance Issues for Stratas. For other entries in the series, click here. Brief description of the issue One of the perennial complaints about strata-property proxy legislation is that it has encouraged what one law-reform body colourfully referred to as “proxy […]  Read More

FOLRAC considers diversity in decision-making at 2018 symposium

On 11–12 October 2018 the Federation of Law Reform Agencies of Canada held its biennial symposium in Edmonton, on the campus of the University of Alberta. Each of FOLRAC’s member-agencies—the Alberta Law Reform Institute, the British Columbia Law Institute, the Law Commission of Ontario, the Law Reform Commission of Saskatchewan, and the Manitoba Law Reform […]  Read More

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