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THE ADVOCATE ADVOCATE V O L . 7 5 P A R T 1 J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 7 71 NEWS FROM BC LAW INSTITUTE By Lisa A. Peters, Q.C.* A SNAPSHOT OF THE YEAR THAT WAS As the British Columbia Law Institute (“BCLI”) embarks on its 20th anniversary year,1 we can look back at 2016 as an active and rewarding year for the institute. The hard work of our staff and volunteers is reflected in the progress of ongoing projects, receipt of funding for new projects and introduction of legislation incorporating recommendations from past BCLI projects. We also welcome back Dennis Pavlich as the Allard School of Law appointee on our board. ONGOING PROJECTS On July 28, 2016 the amendments to provisions in Part 16 of the Strata Property Act dealing with terminating a strata came into force. As reported in the last issue of the Advocate, the Strata Property Act reform project released its Consultation Paper on Complex Stratas in September 2016. We look forward to reviewing consultation feedback in 2017 and preparing a final report. In the meantime, work continues on the next consultation paper under this project, on governance, common property and land title issues. The Strata Property Act project has been a major success, with nine funders, representing many stakeholders, contributing to the project. We are extremely grateful for the support of the committee members who continue to generously offer their time to the project and have agreed to extend this three-and-a-half-year project for another year to the end of 2017. We extend our appreciation to the funders who also have all agreed to provide a fourth year of funding to help ensure this important work continues.2 * Lisa A. Peters, Q.C., is the chair of the BCLI board.


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