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CBABC Oral Submission to Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services: Budget 2022

  • September 02, 2021

CBABC was invited to present before the Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services as part of a public consultation by the provincial government for the 2022 budget.

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Cullen Commission: Closing Submissions of CBABC and CDAS

  • July 13, 2021

On July 9, 2021, CBABC delivered its final submissions to the Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia. CBABC received joint standing with the Criminal Defense Advocacy Society to participate in the Commission in the fall of 2019. Our participation and submissions were not to overlap with those of the Law Society of BC.

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Bill Introduced: Employment Standards Amendment Act (No.2), 2021

  • May 12, 2021

Bill 13 was introduced May 11, 2021 (1st reading) with certain provisions for a permanent entitlement to paid leave due to injury or illness starting January 1, 2022.

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Amendment: Employment Standards Amendment Act, 2021

  • April 29, 2021

This Act came into force upon the date it received First Reading on April 27th, 2021. It requires employers to provide paid leave for employees being vaccinated against COVID-19.

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Bill Introduced: Accessible British Columbia Act

  • April 29, 2021

Bill 6 introduced April 28, 2021 supports the identification, removal and prevention of barriers to the full and equal participation in society of persons with disabilities by requiring the government and other organizations to establish accessibility committees and develop accessibility plans and by providing for the development and enactment of accessibility standards.

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Sections in Force: Workers Compensation Amendment Act, 2020

  • January 06, 2021

Certain sections of the Workers Compensation Amendment Act, 2020 come into force January 1, 2021 and provide for compensation for permanent partial disability, determination of a worker’s date of retirement, and transitional provisions.

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Amendment: Business Corporations Act

  • October 01, 2020

Business Corporations Act amendments require private businesses in BC to keep and maintain a registry of beneficial owners – including those who have direct and indirect control of a company or its shares.

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BC Liquor Policy Review Final Report (January 2014)

The Ministry of Justice has released the BC Liquor Policy Review Final Report with recommendations.

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