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B.C. Provincial Court appointments

  • July 02, 2021

The Government of British Columbia is appointing three new Provincial Court judges and two new judicial justices, to support the judiciary with the resources required to continue providing access to justice.

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Court Updates: COVID-19

  • July 02, 2021

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

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Supreme Court Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella: The exit interview

  • June 28, 2021

On June 17, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau nominated Court of Appeal of Ontario Justice Mahmud Jamal to fill that spot. Born in Kenya, Justice Jamal is the first person of colour to sit on the Supreme Court of Canada. Just days before, Justice Abella spoke with The Lawyer’s Daily and was asked what would have to happen to see a Supreme Court that better reflects Canada’s cultural diversity.

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Legislation to implement UNDRIP becomes law

  • June 22, 2021

"Yesterday, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act received Royal Assent and immediately came into force. Developed with Indigenous Peoples, this Act creates a legislative framework to implement the Declaration in Canada. It requires the Government of Canada, in consultation and collaboration with Indigenous Peoples, to develop an action plan to achieve the Declaration’s objectives and take all measures necessary to align federal laws with the Declaration."