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intended to fine-tune the legal framework for insurance currently contained
in the Strata Property Act and the Strata Property Regulation. These
tentative recommendations will explore issues such as expanding the reach
of the Act’s insurance mandate, rebalancing responsibilities for insurance
deductibles and improving the flow of information about insurance from
the strata corporation to strata lot owners.
The second consultation will examine common property, land title issues
and fundamental changes. In this consultation, the public will have an
opportunity to comment on tentative recommendations for reform involving
such issues as the definition of common property, emerging issues in
subdivision control and stratas, and amendments to strata plans.
These are the last two consultation papers planned for phase two of the
Strata Property Project.
HEALTH CARE CONSENT, AGING AND DEMENTIA: MAPPING LAW AND
PRACTICE IN BRITISH COLUMBIA
In 2016 the Law Foundation of British Columbia funded this important project
on health care consent. The volunteer project advisory committee has
met 11 times and includes individuals representing people living with
dementia, family members, caregivers, health care professionals and
providers, and related allied professionals and advocates. Staff carried out
extensive legal research and engaged in an ambitious consultation process
that included over 60 interviews, 13 focus groups with over 50 participants,
and 28 respondents to an online survey.
We hope to release the final report on October 1, National Seniors Day.
The report will be complemented by a public education video. Generously
funded by the Notary Foundation of British Columbia, the video is intended
to help patients, their families and decision makers understand their rights
and responsibilities in health care decision making.
INCLUSIVE INVESTING: RESPECTING THE RIGHTS OF VULNERABLE
INVESTORS THROUGH SUPPORTED DECISION MAKING
This fall, the Canadian Centre for Elder Law (“CCEL”) will begin consultations
for its Inclusive Investing Project, a project funded by the Law Foundation
of Ontario’s Access to Justice Fund. The key research question for
this research project is the following: How can Canadian investment and
financial institutions, adults with capacity challenges, and supporters
incorporate supported decision making into the investment decisionmaking
process while guarding against undue influence and elder financial
abuse? While B.C.’s Representation Agreement Act has been in place since