BC Government Seeks Feedback on Franchise Legislation

September 19, 2014

If you do franchise work, here’s your opportunity to share your thoughts on BC’s proposed Franchises Act. The BC government recently announced it is seeking feedback on new legislation that would be based on the Uniform Law Conference of Canada’s Uniform Franchises Act and recommendations from the BCLI’s “Report on a Franchise Act for BC”.

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BCLI Wants Your Thoughts on Strata Terminations

September 10, 2014

The BC Law Institute is looking for feedback on its Consultation Paper on Terminating a Strata before September 30, 2014. The paper proposes changes to the Strata Property Act which would modernize how the legislation handles cancelling a strata plan and dissolving the strata corporation.

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CLEBC Creates WESA Resource Centre

October 7, 2013

The Continuing Legal Education Society of BC has created a WESA Resource Centre on its website. WESA is the new Wills, Estates and Succession Act which will come into force March 31, 2014. The WESA Resource Centre is a portal that connects legal professionals to information and resources on the new Act.

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BC Law Foundation Announces Legal Research Fund

July 12, 2013

The Law Foundation of BC has established a fund of $100,000 per year to support legal research in BC. The purpose of the fund is to support legal research projects that “advance the knowledge of law, social policy, and the administration of justice.”

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BC’s Wills & Estates Law To Be Modernized in 2014

April 2, 2013

Now that BC’s family law has been completely overhauled, the province has their sights set next on wills and estate laws. The Ministry of Justice has set a date for the coming into force of the new Wills, Estates and Succession Act (WESA).

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