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Societies Act, S.B.C. 2015, c. 18 (Bill 24)

  • November 27, 2015

Sections 1 to 263, 265 to 268, 270 to 274, 276, 279, 281 to 288, 291 to 295, 297 to 299, 301 to 322, 324, 325, 327 to 338, 340 to 349, 351 to 354 and 356 to 365 of the Societies Act, S.B.C. 2015, c. 18 (Bill 24) and related regulations are in force November 28, 2016 (B.C. Regs. 211/2015, 214/2015, 216/2015, 217/2015)). Under the Society Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 433 adding fees to Schedule C (effective August 29, 2016, B.C. Reg. 218/2015).

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BC LEGISLATURE ENDS 2015 FALL SESSION

  • November 19, 2015

On November 17, 2015, the BC Legislature ended its Fall Session. Its notable bills are listed.

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Employment And Assistance Act, S.B.C. 2002, c. 40 and the Employment And Assistance For Persons With Disabilities Act, S.B.C. 2002, c. 41

  • November 13, 2015

Both the Employment and Assistance Regulation (B.C. Reg. 263/2002) and the Employment and Assistance for Persons with Disabilities Regulation (B.C. Reg. 265/2002) are amended (effective December 1, 2015, B.C. Reg. 204/2015).

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Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment Act (No. 2), 2015 (Bill 37)

  • October 07, 2015

The Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment Act (No. 2), 2015 (Bill 37) has passed First Reading.

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British Columbia Law Institute

  • August 26, 2015

The British Columbia Law Institute (BCLI) is seeking comment from the public and the profession on revisions to its Questions and Answers on Pension Division at the Breakdown of a Relationship. The BCLI’s deadline for comment is: October 30, 2015.

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Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment Act, 2015, S.B.C. 2015, c. 23 (Bill 23)

  • August 03, 2015

Sections 33 to 40 of Bill 23 and regulations are in force July 30, 2015 (B.C. Regs. 160/2015 and 161/2015).

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Civil Resolution Tribunal Act, S.B.C. 2012, c. 25 (Bill 44)

  • July 18, 2015

Sections 62, 63, 78, 83, 84, 87 and 93 are in force July 15, 2015 (B.C. Reg. 133/2015).

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Chartered Professional Accountants Act, S.B.C. 2015, c. 1 (Bill 4)

  • June 18, 2015

The Chartered Professional Accountants Act, S.B.C. 2015, c. 1 (Bill 4) and related regulations are in force June 24, 2015 (B.C. Reg. 114/2015).

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Court Rules Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 80

  • June 12, 2015

The Supreme Court Civil Rules (B.C. Reg. 168/2009) are amended effective July 1, 2015 (B.C. Reg. 103/2015) and the Supreme Court Family Rules (B.C. Reg. 169/2009) are amended effective July 1, 2015 (B.C. Reg. 104/2015).

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BC Ministry of Justice

  • June 05, 2015

The BC Ministry of Justice is seeking comment from the profession and the public regarding the proposed Enforcement of Money Judgments Act to replace the current Court Order Enforcement Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c.78. The BC Ministry of Justice's deadline for comment is: July 31, 2015.

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