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BC Government Proposes to Give BCSC the Strongest Powers Across Canada to Protect Investors

  • November 29, 2019

The BC government proposes sweeping changes to the Securities Act (British Columbia) (the “Act”), which will allow the British Columbia Securities Commission (“BCSC”) to better address white collar investment crime. Proposed through Bill 33 Securities Amendment Act, 2019, the amendments will provide the BCSC with some of the strongest powers in Canada to protect investors and enforce sanctions. These are the first major revisions to the legislation in almost a decade.

In memoriam: The Honourable Anne Rowles

  • November 19, 2019

Anne Rowles, a judge on B.C.’s highest court for 20 years and known as a scholar and mentor, died Wednesday at the age of 78 following a lengthy illness.

Bencher Election Results 2019

  • November 19, 2019

The Bencher election results for the two-year term from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021 are now available: four Benchers were elected for the first time (one by acclamation) and 18 were re-elected (four by acclamation).

CBABC Remembers Marlene Scott, QC

  • November 15, 2019

"A pioneer in law for women, Marlene [Scott, QC] became the first woman in Canada to serve as a head of a provincial Bar Association when she became president of the BC branch in 1980. In 1981, she was the second woman to receive a QC. She then became chair of the BC Law Foundation in 1986. In 1994, Marlene received the prestigious George Goyer Award for her contributions to the legal profession."

Supreme Court of BC overturns limits on medical experts in cases

  • October 24, 2019

A court judgment released [Oct 24, 2019] by B.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Christopher Hinkson ruled that the government limits on expert reports was unconstitutional because it violated the exclusive powers of a court's control over its processes.