Submissions & Consultations

View our current Calls for Consultation, along with recent Submissions on matters of importance to our members.

Our complete archive of Submissions can be found under “Our Work”.

Submission | Provincial Government

On Matters of Indigenous Justice in British Columbia

  • November 29, 2021

CBABC requests that the Province of British Columbia commit to meaningful change to address systemic inequality. Indigenous communities deserve a unique and collaborative approach to justice that addresses the issues prevalent within their population.

Submission | BC Courts

Response from Chief Justice Hinkson: Reforming Court Scheduling

  • November 18, 2021

In September, the Court Services Committee of CBABC made a submission to reform court scheduling entitled Modernizing the Supreme Court of British Columbia’s Scheduling System for Civil Matters. The Chief Justice of the BC Supreme Court has considered this submission and provided a letter in response.

Submission | Provincial Government

Response from BC Government: LOTA Filing Deadline Extension

  • November 02, 2021

The government heard from legal professionals that more time is needed to meet new requirements to file under the Land Owner Transparency Registry, and has extended the deadline an additional year to November 30, 2022.

Submission | Law Society of BC, Other

Submission to Harry Cayton: Self-Regulation and LSBC

  • October 26, 2021

The Law Society of BC has appointed Harry Cayton to conduct an independent review of its governance and how it meets the needs of the public and legal profession.

Submission | Provincial Government

Letter to Minister of Finance: Land Owner Transparency Act Deadline

  • October 25, 2021

The recently enacted Land Owner Transparency Act, SBC 2019, c.23 (“LOTA”) requires that certain registered owners of real property interests in British Columbia file initial transparency reports disclosing their interest holders by November 30, 2021.

Submission | Provincial Government

Submission to Attorney General and Ministry of Children and Family Development (BC): Child Protection

  • October 13, 2021

CBABC’s Family Law Working Group has prepared this submission which contains recommendations to modernize the child protection system in BC. Legislative and policy reform is long overdue, and change is needed to protect the most vulnerable in our society. This submission highlights the most critical issues and establishes a plan designed minimize harm to children who are part of this system.

Call for Consultation | Provincial Government

Government of BC: Anti-Racism Data Legislation

  • September 13, 2021

B.C. is introducing a mandate initiative regarding systemic racism, hate and discrimination, and to make the province more equitable, inclusive and welcoming for everyone, regardless of race, skin colour or faith with an anti-racism data legislation to modernize sectors such as policing, health care and education. The deadline to participate in the online survey is November 30, 2021.