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Courthouse Libraries BC is a non-profit organization providing access to legal information resources and information services to members of the legal community and the public of British Columbia. Courthouse Libraries BC operates Clicklaw as part of its mission to improve access to legal information for the public.

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Settlement Workers Guide to Helping Clients with Legal Information and Legal Referrals

This "how to" training guide and videos for settlement workers and others working with immigrants in BC covers how to identify when a client may have a legal issue, how to find legal information and help, and how to ...
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How a Bill Becomes Law in Canada

An informational page on how a bill becomes law in Canada, including information on 'What is a Bill', 'What Stages must a bill pass in order to become law', 'When does an act come into force' and 'What happens if a bill ...
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Legislative Guide: Societies Act

The Societies Act (Bill 24) was first introduced by the BC Governement on March 25, 2015. It passed all three readings and recieved Royal Assent on May 14, 2015. This is our legislative guide.
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How A Bill Becomes Law in BC

A resource describing: 'What is a bill', 'What stages a bill must pass to become law', 'When an Act comes into force', and 'What happens if a bill is not passed'.
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Legislative Guide: Limitation Act

On April 16, 2012, Bill 34: the Limitation Act, was introduced by the BC government. It passed all three readings and received Royal Assent on May 14, 2012. The new Limitation Act makes the law easier to understand ...
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Legislative Guide: Family Law Act

On November 14, 2011, BC's Attorney General introduced Bill 16, a bill that proposed fundamental changes family law in BC. On March 18, 2013, the Family Law Act, SBC 2011, c. 25, replaced the Family Relations Act that ...
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Legislative Guide: Franchises Act

The Franchises Act (Bill 38) was first introduced by the BC Government on October 1, 2015. It passed all three readings and was proclaimed in force on February 1, 2017 (BC Reg 238/2016). The Act and regulations create a ...
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