October 15, 2012
We blogged earlier that the new Limitation Act (Bill 34) was introduced into the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia last spring. The proposed new legislation arguably corresponds with other provincial limitation acts to bring BC’s law in line with other provinces. Some highlights of the new Limitation Act include:
· A single two-year limitation period for most civil claims, such as those involving personal injury, and
· An ultimate limitation period for legal matters that may not be discovered right away, in which case people will have up to 15 years to file a civil lawsuit. The ultimate limitation period for claims expires 15 years from the date on which the act or omission upon which the claim is based took place.
May 3, 2012
In the last several years we have seen substantial changes to a number of important provincial statutes. Recently, fundamental changes have been made to the Family Relations Act. In our blog we have just recently commented on the proposed changes to the Limitation Act which will have significant implications for many British Columbians as to when they must commence a lawsuit. Changes have already been made to the Power of Attorney Act and of course, there are further far reaching changes proposed in the entire area of Wills and Estate law in the legislative package known as WESA ( See some of our blog posts and articles in the Preservation section of the Clark Wilson LLP website.)
But there is yet another set of proposed changes in legislation which applies to the governance of those non-profits that come within the Society Act’s legislative framework.