"On March 27th, the Commission released its Final Report titled "Reform of The Wills Act, The Law of Property Act, And The Beneficiary Designation Act, Revisited".
In this report, the Commission revisits the recommendations for reform contained in its 2003 report and makes 17 recommendations to update The Wills Actand related legislation. The recommendations contained in this report seek to improve and modernize the legislation to help Manitobans carry out their testamentary intentions.
The full report can be found here.
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Get the Consultation Paper on the Builders Lien Act
BCLI has issued a Consultation Paper on the Builders Lien Act to gather input from stakeholders and the public at large on detailed proposals for changes to the Act. The Builders Lien Act is a major cornerstone of construction law. It gives contractors, material suppliers, and workers several forms of security for payment for work done or materials supplied to a building site, most notably a lien on the owner’s land. The Act also lets building owners limit their exposure to claims by unpaid subcontractors and workers by maintaining a mandatory 10 percent holdback.
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The Commission has released a final report on Creating Efficiencies in the Law: The Beneficiary Designation Act (Retirement, Savings and Other Plans).
The Commission makes eight recommendations to improve The Beneficiary Designation Act. If implemented, these recommendations would help to fill gaps in the current legislation. This report is limited to reviewing specific aspects of The Beneficiary Designation Act and is not a wholesale review of the Act. It forms part of a series of reports entitled Creating Efficiencies in the Law, which seek to address discrete, straightforward issues that, in the Commission’s view, can be improved with relatively simple legislative amendments.
To read the report, click here.
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Reporter Amanda Jerome from The Lawyer’s Daily, discusses our most recent event of May 15, AI For Lawyers: A Primer on Artificial Intelligence in Ontario’s Legal System.
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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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