22 September 2011

Fall Legislative Calendar Published

The Legislative Assembly has published its calendar for the fall session, formally known as the fourth session of the thirty-ninth provincial parliament. The Speech from the Throne will be made on Monday 3 October 2011 and the legislature will sit until 24 November 2011, with time off during the weeks of October 10th and November 7th.

With any luck, a bill will be tabled proposing new legislation to replace the Family Relations Act, as foreshadowed by last year's white paper (PDF), at some point during this session. The only question, I think, is whether the government will introduce such significant, marquee legislation when the current Attorney General has been appointed on an interim basis only.

I will publish a link to the page on the Assembly's website where you can monitor the introduction and status of new bills when it becomes available.

For more information about the white paper, click on the "White Paper" label below; I've previously written about the legislative process and the current effect of the proposed law here.

Update: 3 October 2011

You can monitor the status of new bills introduced in the legislature on this page: www.leg.bc.ca/39th4th/index.htm