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  • Divorce Act
  • Family Law Act
  • Franchises Act
  • Limitation Act
  • Societies Act
  • Wills, Estates and Succession Act
  • Wills & Personal Planning Resources

Amendment trackers

  • Civil Resolution Tribunal Act
  • Court Rules

Hard to find

  • British Columbia resources
  • Federal resources
  • International resources

History & research

  • Court Rules
  • Historical Vancouver legal issues


  • British Columbia
  • COVID-19 Emergency Legislation
  • Federal legislation
  • How a Bill Becomes a Law in BC
  • How a Bill Becomes a Law in Canada

Resource guides

  • Indigenous legal resources
  • Wills & Personal Planning Resources

Tricky Legislation

  • Adult Guardianship Act
  • Bill C-75 An Act to Amend the Criminal Code, the Youth Criminal Justice Act and Other Acts and to make consequential amendments to other Acts 
  • Canadian Environmental Assessment Act
  • Changes to Employment Insurance 
  • The Citizen's Arrest and Self-defence Act
  • Criminal Omnibus Bill (Safe Streets and Communities Act)
  • Emergencies Act - Federal
  • Integrated Cross-border Law Enforcement Operations Act
  • Insurance Act, RSBC 1996
  • Justice for Victims of Terrorism Act
  • Local Government Act
  • Municipal Replotting Act
  • Northern Jobs and Growth Act
  • Protection of Residential Mortgage or Hypothecary Insurance Act
  • Response to the Supreme Court of Canada Decision in R. v. Tse Act
  • Shared Services Canada Act
  • Regulation removing gendered language from BC Regulations