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Judicial Council of British Columbia’s 2019 Annual Report

  • August 21, 2020

"I wish to express my appreciation to the Judicial Council members for their many contributions to the work of the Council during this past year. To the departing members, I offer my sincere thanks for their dedicated service to the public during their time on the Council." Melissa Gillespie, Chief Judge, Provincial Court of British Columbia, Presiding Member, Judicial Council of British Columbia

Provincial Court of BC: NP 23 Circuit Court Sittings During COVID-19

  • August 19, 2020

Purpose: The BC Provincial Court sits in many court locations in the province. Currently, we are working with government and in some cases, local communities, to have the consultant that government has retained view the circuit courts and make recommendations about what steps need to be taken to make those courts safe and accessible to members of the public.

Revised Notice Regarding the Court of Appeal for BC's Response to COVID-19

  • August 19, 2020

This Notice replaces the Notice to the Public Regarding the Court of Appeal for British Columbia’s Response to COVID-19 issued 22 July 2020. The suspension of service and filing deadlines has been extended from 19 August 2020 to 14 September 2020. The suspension of service and filing deadlines will not be further extended.

After the pandemic: David Lametti and Vivene Salmon

  • August 06, 2020

Yves Faguy speaks with Justice Minister and Attorney General of Canada David Lametti, and CBA President Vivene Salmon about how the justice system has coped with the pandemic, the digitalization of our courts, funding legal aid and criminal law reform.

In memoriam: Gerald J. Lecovin, QC

  • August 04, 2020

Gerald J. Lecovin, QC passed away last weekend. His career spanned more than six decades and CBABC is grateful for his many contributions.

Provincial Court of BC: NP 21 Guide to Remote Proceedings

  • July 29, 2020

This Notice provides information for anyone who will appear before the Provincial Court for a remote proceeding beginning May 7, 2020 until further notice. In this Notice, the term “remote proceeding” means a hearing or case conference conducted by audioconference (including telephone or Microsoft Teams) or videoconference (including Microsoft Teams).

Government legislation to support Canadian workers, businesses, persons with disabilities, and legal rights receives Royal Assent

  • July 27, 2020

Bill C-20, An Act respecting further COVID-19 measures, today received Royal Assent, ensuring that the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) will continue to protect jobs by helping businesses keep employees on the payroll and encouraging employers to re-hire workers previously laid off. The broader and better targeted CEWS will make sure that Canadian workers and businesses are in a better position as our economy safely re-opens.