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CFAX 1070: Potential harm of changes to auto insurance

  • February 26, 2020

Legislative amendments have been introduced that the BC government claims will reduce the cost and complexity of lawsuits under the current auto insurance system. Jennifer Brun, vice president, Canadian Bar Association BC, joined Adam Stirling at CFAX 1070 to explain why CBABC is opposed to these amendments.

CBABC opposes BC Government’s proposed changes to Evidence Act

  • February 25, 2020

“In an effort to resolve ICBC’s financial problems, the BC government is shifting the financial burden to BC residents and creating an access to justice issue for injured people who cannot afford to present their case with these restrictions in place.” Ken Armstrong, CBABC President 2019/20

Judicial vacancies doubled around election; ‘chronic’ judge shortage wreaks ‘havoc’ say bench, bar

  • January 31, 2020

"...delays in filling vacancies, and a shortage of superior court trial judges in British Columbia (which is asking Ottawa to create new positions on the B.C. Supreme Court) contributes significantly to trial and other litigation delays in the province, says Ken Armstrong of Vancouver’s Armstrong Naish Trial Lawyers, president of the Canadian Bar Association’s B.C. branch."

Revised Criminal Orders Picklist Launched

  • January 29, 2020

On January 29, 2020 the Provincial Court of British Columbia launched revised Criminal Picklists containing standard wording for bail, probation, and conditional sentences as well as associated orders like driving and firearms prohibitions.