Legislative Updates

CBABC has curated this select list of Legislative Updates, including new Bills proposed in the Legislative Assembly, new Acts, amendments and regulations in force.

Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided here; however, lawyers should rely upon specific legislation and regulations. For a complete list of new Bills proposed, visit Legislative Assembly of BC.

Questions? Contact advocacy@cbabc.org.

Note: Legislative Updates are archived after one year.

Act in Force: Home Buyer Rescission Period Regulation

  • October 31, 2022

In January 2023, the provincial government will implement changes to the Property Law Act to make the Home Buyer Rescission Period, commonly referred to as the ‘cooling-off period’, mandatory for residential real estate transactions. These amendments are intended to protect homebuyers.

Bill Introduced: Amendments to BC Child-Welfare Laws

  • October 31, 2022

On October 26, the provincial government introduced Bill 38, the Indigenous Self-Government in Child and Family Services Amendment Act. The Bill proposes amendments to the Adoption Act and the Child, Family and Community Service Act.

Bill Introduced: Miscellaneous

  • October 17, 2022

Bill 27 - Attorney General Statutes Amendment Act (No. 2) 2022, was introduced in the legislative assembly on Oct. 3. CBABC advocated for these changes to increasing access to justice by making electronic witnessing of enduring powers of attorney and representation agreements permanent.