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BC Ministry of Justice Franchises Act

  • September 15, 2014

The BC Ministry of Justice is requesting comment regarding a new Franchises Act. The Ministry of Justice’s deadline for comment is: December 10, 2014.

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Ministry of Energy and Mines Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 298

  • August 22, 2014

The Mount Polley Investigation And Inquiry Regulation is created (effective August 18, 2014, B.C. Reg. 158/2014).

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Supreme Court Rules Revision Committee

  • July 09, 2014

The Supreme Court Rules Revision Committee is seeking comment regarding the proposal by the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia to permit a person who is being examined under Rule 7-6 of the Supreme Court Rules, the right, on notice, to audio record the independent medical examination.

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Probate Rules and Supreme Court Civil Rules (B.C. Reg. 168/2009)

  • March 26, 2014

Amendments are made to Rule 25 (Probate Rules) in the Supreme Court Civil Rules (B.C. Reg. 168/2009) and the Supreme Court Rules (B.C. Reg. 168/2009)(effective March 30, 2014 and March 31, 2014, OIC 132/2014).

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Wills, Estates And Succession Act, S.B.C. 2009, c. 13 (Bill 4)

  • March 26, 2014

Section 268 of the Wills, Estates And Succession Act, S.B.C. 2009, c. 13 (Bill 4)(WESA)is in force April 1, 2014 (OIC 125/2014).

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BC Ministry Of Natural Gas Development Discussion Paper: Carbon Capture and Storage Regulatory Policy

  • March 14, 2014

The BC Ministry Of Natural Gas Development has released a Discussion Paper: Carbon Capture and Storage Regulatory Policy (March 2014). The Ministry requests comment on its proposals for regulatory change. The deadline for comment is May 2, 2014.

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Justice Statutes Amendment Act, 2014 (Bill 14)

  • March 04, 2014

For your information, the Justice Statutes Amendment Act, 2014 (Bill 14) has passed First Reading.

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BC Court of Appeal Consultation Paper On E-Filing Factums And Statements

  • February 07, 2014

The BC Court of Appeal requests comment on its proposal to require mandatory factums and statements for civil and criminal appeals through Court Services Online by January 2016. The deadline for comment is April 30, 2014.

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Proposed BC Water Sustainability Act

  • October 18, 2013

The BC Ministry of Environment requests comments from the profession regarding its proposed Water Sustainability Act which it proposes to enact in the Spring of 2014. See the attached memo for how to respond to this Request for Comment.

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Wills, Estates and Succession Act, S.B.C. 2009, c. 13 (BILL 4)

  • October 04, 2013

Section 266 of the Wills, Estates And Succession Act, S.B.C. 2009, c. 13 (Bill 4) is in force March 14, 2014 (B.C. Reg. 208/2013).

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