2018 Bi-Monthly Update Series: May/June
To keep you informed, here are some highlights of changes and updates made to Clicklaw in May and June:
Jan-Feb | Mar-Apr | May-Jun | Jul-Aug | Sep-Oct | Nov-Dec
The Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (CBA BC)
Many Dial-A-Law scripts have been recently reviewed. For a complete list of these resources, see their listings here (sorted by “last reviewed date”). Some of them are:
- Leasing a Car
- Buying a Used Car
- Applying for a Peace Bond and Filing Assault Charges
- Financial Help for People with Disabilities
- Medical Malpractice
Working with Your Legal Aid Lawyer
by Legal Services Society
Now available in French. This fact sheet outlines client and lawyer roles and responsibilities, so each knows what to expect from the legal aid contract.
Gender Self-Determination Project
by PACE Society
A program designed to help trans* folks get proper ID. We work one-on-one with anyone who identifies as trans, two-spirit, non-binary, or otherwise gender-diverse to apply to change their name and/or gender marker and acquire updated IDs. We are able to cover any costs that we cannot get waived by the organizations themselves.
Environmental Legal Aid
by West Coast Environmental Law
West Coast Environmental Law offers free legal advice to help community groups, First Nations and individuals understand their environmental rights. We also offer funding support through our Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund (EDRF), which connects British Columbians with a network of private environmental lawyers around the province willing to work at a legal aid rate.
SFU Centre for Education, Law and Society
The following lesson ideas and educational resources for teachers and students have been reviewed or updated to reflect the new BC curriculum:
- A Growing Community
- Elizabeth Laird’s “The Garbage King” Through a Children’s Rights Lens
- The Royal Proclamation of 1763 and how it affects Aboriginal issues in Canada today
- Crime and Punishment in Medieval Times: The Life, Trial, and Execution of Joan of Arc
- A Mock Trial: “You can’t say that! It’s cyber-libel!”
- Who has the power? A case study in “Insite” and the division of powers in Canadian government
- Mock trial dramas and restorative justice: Lesson ideas and educational resources
Employment Standards Act Reform Project
by British Columbia Law Institute (BCLI)
BCLI has issued a consultation paper on BC’s Employment Standards Act to seek public comment on tentative recommendations for reforming the Act. Responses are requested by 31 August 2018.
Environmental Law Centre, University of Victoria
- The Northwest Burke Vision: Principles and Recommendations
This report prepared for the Coquitlam River Watershed Roundtable contains recommendations to ensure that proposed residential development in Coquitlam, British Columbia, will be ecologically sustainable and support a healthy watershed.
- Request for an Examination of Canada’s Failure to Protect Endangered Pacific Salmon and Anadromous Trout Species Under the Species at Risk Act
Request that the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development and the Auditor General examine Canada’s failure to protect endangered Pacific salmon and anadromous trout species under the Species at Risk Act.
Submissions on Human Trafficking to Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights
by Pivot Legal Society
Consensual, adult sex work and human trafficking are distinct. Canada’s laws and policies will only be effective if they recognize the difference between these two concepts.
Cannabis in Canada
by the Government of Canada
Information on what you need to know and what the law means for you. Topics include cannabis and the border, cannabis impairment, and how the laws and regulations will impact your business.
Guidance Document – Competitive Advantage: Compliance with PIPA and the GDPR
by Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for BC (OIPC)
Effective May 25, 2018, some organizations subject to PIPA must also comply with the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This guidance helps organizations in BC determine whether they are subject to the GDPR and explains how to comply with both PIPA and the GDPR.
Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
- The Internet of Things
An introduction to privacy issues with a focus on the retail and home environments.
- Guidelines for Obtaining Meaningful Consent
This document sets out practical & actionable guidance regarding what organizations should do to ensure that they obtain meaningful consent. It contains information about the guiding principles for obtaining consent, determining the appropriate form of consent, and the legal requirements.
New & Updated Common Questions
- Where can I find BC Probate rules? (new)
- Is marijuana legal in BC?
- I’m applying for probate; where can I find the forms required?
- I bought something online and now I want to cancel. Can I do that?
Common Questions help narrow down the resources people should start with. Do you get asked the same questions over and over again by your clients? Send your suggestions to editor[@]clicklaw.bc.ca