New cabinet focuses on keeping people safe, fighting COVID-19

  • November 26, 2020

Premier John Horgan has announced a new cabinet that will focus on keeping people healthy and safe through the COVID-19 pandemic. “The pandemic has turned the lives of British Columbians upside down,” Premier Horgan said. “We have come a long way together, but we have much further to go. This skilled, diverse team is ready to continue our fight against COVID-19 and build an economic recovery that includes everyone.”

Provincial Court of BC: NP 22: Resuming In-Person Proceedings During COVID-19

  • November 25, 2020

All persons attending courtrooms will be required to participate and cooperate to attain the recommended COVID-19 health and safety protocols. This includes practicing physical distancing, sanitizing hands upon entry of a courthouse or courtroom, and adhering to all other recommended health and safety protocols and directions.

Court Updates: COVID-19

  • November 25, 2020

The most current updates and notices for the Court of Appeal for BC, the Supreme Court of BC, and the Provincial Court of BC.

Update: Face Masks or Face Coverings in British Columbia Courthouses

  • November 25, 2020

Effective immediately, people attending courthouses in British Columbia are required to wear a face mask or face covering, including in entrances, lobbies, waiting areas, registries, hallways, stairways, restrooms and elevators. In addition, people are required to wear a face mask or face covering in courtrooms unless the presiding judge, justice, master or registrar directs otherwise.

Aboriginal Lawyers Forum Toy Drive 2020

  • November 23, 2020

The Aboriginal Lawyer’s Forum is doing their annual Toy Drive again! This Toy Drive benefits Vancouver Aboriginal Family Services and ensures every Indigenous kid in care in Vancouver gets a Christmas gift!

Statement from the Privacy Commissioner of Canada following the tabling of Bill C-11

  • November 19, 2020

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) welcomes the recent introduction of Bill C-11, which aims to modernize federal privacy law as it relates to the private sector. This ambitious reform initiative includes several significant improvements. However, the Bill also raises a number of questions about its ability to effectively protect privacy in a constantly evolving digital society.