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New Impaired Driving Law Now in Effect

Written on Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Earlier this summer we posted notice that Canada's toughest drinking-and-driving penalties would soon come into effect in B.C. As of this past Monday, September 20, those penalties are now in place by way of Bill 14, amending the Motor Vehicle Act. Motorists now face progressively harsh penalties, depending on whether they fall in the “warn” range (between 0.05 and 0.08 blood-alcohol content)  or in the “fail” range (over 0.08 blood-alcohol content) or refuse to provide a breath test at the roadside. The sanctions for each of these are outlined in the Backgrounder at the end of the last week's press release from The Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General.

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Strengthened Impaired Driving Penalties to Take Effect in September

Written on Friday, August 6th, 2010

On September 20, B.C. will have what the government describes as "Canada's toughest impaired driving penalties." A news release from the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General outlines some of the highlights of the new penalties:

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CLEBC Releases Practice FAQ on HST and Legal Fees

Written on Friday, July 23rd, 2010

The Continuing Legal Education Society of BC recently released HST Law Practice FAQ,  publication it prepared to clarify the rules applicable to PST and HST on legal fees.

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Ministry of Attorney General to Reform Family Legislation

Written on Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

A white paper released by the Ministry of the Attorney General on Monday, July 19, following extensive reviews conducted about the current Family Relations Act, introduced draft legislation and policy proposals which aim at making major changes to family law in British Columbia.  These proposed changes will modernize legislation which has remained virtually unchanged for over thirty years.   

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BC Legislation Roundup

Written on Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Various bills received Royal Assent last week.

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