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May Advocate 2017

THE ADVOCATE V O L . 7 5 P A R T 3 M A Y 2 0 1 7 389 NEWS FROM BC LAW INSTITUTE By Lisa A. Peters, Q.C.* I begin this month’s update on a sad note. In late January we lost Greg Steele, Q.C., one of our founding members, who had stoically battled leukemia for many years. The legal profession has lost a great champion for law reform. His kindness, generosity and humour will be missed. Greg’s contribution to the formation and growth of the British Columbia Law Institute (“BCLI”) and the Canadian Centre for Elder Law (“CCEL”) was immense. His contributions at the national level through the Uniform Law Conference of Canada were equally significant. On behalf of the entire BCLI family, we wish to express our deepest gratitude to Greg for his contributions to law reform throughout his career, and we send our condolences to his wife Susan and his family. See as well Nos Disparus at page 431 of this issue. I know Greg was proud of three projects that have reached significant milestones in recent months. These projects are described below: STRATA PROPERTY LAW PROJECT—PHASE TWO In late August 2016 BCLI published the Consultation Paper on Complex Stratas. Publication of this second consultation paper in Phase Two of the Strata Property Law Project kicked off a four-and-a-half-month consultation period. During this consultation period, the public was invited to give its views online or in writing on the Strata Property Law Project Committee’s proposals to reform how the Strata Property Act and the Strata Property Regulation deal with sections, types and phases. The committee has received a solid response to its proposals. Consultation respondents were generally in agreement with the committee’s * Lisa A. Peters, Q.C., is the chair of the BCLI.


May Advocate 2017
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