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Implementation of BC Criminal Records Review Act Amendments Begins Jan 1

Written on Thursday, December 9th, 2010

The Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General will begin implementation of amendments to the Criminal Records Review Act in the new year. The implementation of the amendments, which will make BC "the first province in Canada to require a thorough investigation of individuals working with vulnerable adults", will begin on January 1, 2011. The amendments will be phased in across the province over a 12-month period.

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Draft HST Referendum Question Text Released

Written on Friday, November 19th, 2010

Attorney General Michael de Jong, QC, recently announced that he has now received a draft version of the HST initiative question as prepared and delivered by Acting Chief Electoral Officer Craig James.

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Law Society Proposes Changes to Legal Profession Act

Written on Friday, October 1st, 2010

The Benchers of the Law Society of BC recently approved in principle a request for changes to the Legal Profession Act. According to the announcement of September 17, the purpose of the proposed changes is to "enhance the ability of the society to regulate in the public interest."

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BC Legislation Tables of Contents Now on CanLII

Written on Monday, September 27th, 2010

CanLII reported on September 24 that automatically-generated Tables of Contents are now included for BC statute and regulation databases, along with those of Ontario and Quebec, and that the same soon will follow for other jurisdictions. 

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AG Begins Final Limitations Act Reform Consultations

Written on Friday, September 24th, 2010

Last week the BC Attorney General announced the final round of consultations on limitations legislation reform with the issuance of a white paper inviting public comments. The current BC Limitation Act has not been changed substantially since its enactment in 1975, whereas other jurisdictions - Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and, most recently, New Brunswick all have reformed their limitation legislation since 1999. 

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