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This project is intended to make recommendations to reform the Strata Property Act, in seven identified areas, to help in the development of the next generation of strata-property law in British Columbia.
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Municipalities across BC have authority to determine land use and zoning within their jurisdictions. Too often this authority is exercised in a discriminatory and stigmatizing way, which results in the denial of ...
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There is substantial evidence from a range of jurisdictions which demonstrates that drug prohibition laws and policies, including the use of incarceration, can negatively impact health and social outcomes among persons ...
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In 2016, 982 people died in BC as a result of illicit-drug overdose. Data released by the BC Coroners Service confirms that 1,013 people died from illicit-drug overdose in the first eight months of 2017, putting the ...
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This study describes the results of a survey of family law lawyers and their views of the use of collaborative processes, mediation, arbitration and litigation in family law disputes.
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A change in government after 16 years has presented a unique opportunity to call for significant, systemic reform to BC's ailing justice system—changes that will benefit the most marginalized in society along with ...
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Social Condition is defined as a rank, a social position or class attributed to someone principally because of his or her level of income, occupation, and education.
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The BC Government has the opportunity to meaningfully improve access to justice for people impacted by harmful police conduct by reforming document disclosure requirements, extending limitation periods, and amending the ...
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In the context of the current public health emergency, there is an urgent need for the BC Government to take all possible steps to remove legal and other barriers to evidence-based health services for people who use ...
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Thousands of people across British Columbia experience homelessness every year. Many of them rely on public spaces for their survival and must carry all their worldly possessions with them in bags and carts.
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