A recent CBC Go Public story quoted the Law Commission of Ontario's Report on Small Estates.
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BRITISH COLUMBIA LAW INSTITUTEALBERTA LAW REFORM INSTITUTELAW REFORM COMMISSION OF SASKATCHEWAN
2017-2018 was a busy and productive year for ALRI. The Institute released four publications and celebrated its 50th anniversary.
Read the full annual report.
The Alberta Law Reform Institute publishes Final Report 112, Property Division: Common-law couples and Adult Interdependent Partners
In its latest report, ALRI makes recommendations to change the law for how common-law couples divide property if their relationship breaks down. This Report also recommends changes to the law for married couples who lived together before marriage and for adult interdependent partners who are not common law couples.
Why is Law Reform Needed?
2016 Census data indicates that 320,260 Albertans consider themselves to be in common-law relationships. If common-law couples break up and cannot agree how to divide their property, they need to rely on complex judge-made law to divide their property. ALRI considers that the law of unjust enrichment is overly complicated, costly to litigate, and unpredictable.
Legislated rules would better guide parties to make their own agreements and settle disputes. Couples who lived together before marriage and adult interdependent partners may also need to rely on judge-made law for property division and would also benefit from a clearer legislated framework for property division.
Download Final Report 112, Property Division: Common-law Couples and Adult Interdependent Partners here
The British Columbia Law Institute is conducting public consultation on changes to the Strata property Act
The British Columbia Law Institute is asking for public input on proposed changes to Strata Property Act, Strata Property Regulation, and Schedule of Standard Bylaws.
For more info and to participate, visit their project page here.
BRITISH COLUMBIA LAW INSTITUTELAW REFORM COMMISSION OF SASKATCHEWAN
On April 10, 2018, the Commission released its Consultation Report titled The Beneficiary Designation Act (Retirement, Savings and Other Plans).
The Commission encourages you to provide your thoughts, comments and suggestions concerning this aspect of Manitoba's law. Comments on this Consultation Report should reach the Commission by June 8, 2018.
Please submit your comments in writing by email, fax or regular mail to:
The Manitoba Law Reform Commission
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3L6 Phone: (204) 945-2896
Fax: (204) 948-2184
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