31 August 2011

New Legislation this Fall?

The CBC and Vancouver Sun report that Premier Clark has finally ended months of speculation, and a great deal of uncertainty following the HST referendum, and announced that she will not call an election this fall.

This is a bit of good news from my point of view, since the fact that we'll be having a fall legislative session rather than a fall election significantly increases the likelihood that we'll see the introduction of a bill proposing new family law legislation for the province.

The bill, if and when tabled in the provincial legislature, will be based on the white paper (PDF) released last summer, although the government has not indicated the extent to which the draft legislation will resemble the Family Law Act described in its discussion paper. For more information click on the "White Paper" label below.