BCLI recommends reforms to the Strata Property Act’s legal framework for common property, land titles, and fundamental changes
In the Report on Common Property, Land Titles, and Fundamental Changes for Stratas, the British Columbia Law Institute’s Strata Property Law Project Committee recommends amending the Strata Property Act and the Strata Property Regulation to shore up three key areas that help to define strata properties as interests in land.
Visit BCLI's website for more info and to download the report.
ACCESS TO JUSTICE & LAW REFORM INSTITUTE OF NOVA SCOTIA Releases discussion Paper on The Intestate Succession Act
The Access to Justice & Law Reform Institute of Nova Scotia is calling for changes to the Intestate Succession Act, the law that sets out how a person's property is distributed if they die without a will.
Read the Discussion Paper and take their survey.
The Commission has released its final report on The Expropriation Act of Manitoba. The Commission makes 10 recommendations to improve and clarify certain areas of The Expropriation Act.
The report forms part of a series entitled Creating Efficiencies in the Law, which seeks to address discrete, straightforward issues that, in the Commission’s view, can be improved with relatively simple legislative amendments.
To see the full report click here.
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Saskatchewan’s residential tenancies legislation does not apply to life leases. The Condominium Property Act, 1993 also does not apply to life leases. The result is that the rights and obligations of life lease holders are largely governed by the terms of the life lease agreement entered into with the project sponsor
The Commission is considering whether Saskatchewan should enact legislation to regulate life lease developments.
This survey replicates the questions set forth in the Commission's consultation paper. The consultation paper can be viewed on the Commission's website (https://lawreformcommission.sk.ca/publications/).
The public consultation period for this project ends on May 31, 2019.
ALRI is looking to prepare a list of English statutes potentially in force in Alberta. As the first part of that work, we would like to highlight the English statutes that are in regular use. We would appreciate hearing from you about which English statutes still come up in your area of practice.
You can let us know by answering our one question survey available at bit.ly/OldLawAB.
Having a shorter list of what is known to be in force and regularly applied is likely to be more useful than a long list of everything that might be in force. Identifying what's on that longer list will be the focus of a later part of our work.
See our full article in the Canadian Bar Association Alberta Branch's latest edition of Law Matters.
Recommendations contained in the BCLI Report on the Employment Standards Act are reflected in some provisions of the Employment Standards Amendment Act, 2019 (Bill 8), which had first reading on April 29, 2019. The BC Ministry of Labour media release relating to the bill notes that it incorporates recommendations made by BCLI, in addition to input from other organizations and the public. The Ministry’s media release also contains a link to the BCLI report.
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Alberta Law Reform Institute makes its Final Reports, Reports for Discussion, and Consultation Memoranda available on CanLII
The Alberta Law Reform Institute (ALRI) is excited to announce that its most of its publications are now available on CanLII!
ALRI's publications will continue to be freely available on its website at www.alri.ualberta.ca but will now be accessible on Canada's most popular virtual legal library.
See ALRI's announcement here.
Important activities by Canadian Law Reform Agencies.