LawMatters, for public libraries

This blog is for anyone working in the field of public libraries interested in learning more about legal reference resources and services available in BC. LawMatters is a Courthouse Libraries BC outreach program supported by funding from Law Foundation of BC.

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Cannabis Law Sources

With April 20th around the corner, what better time to highlight, all in one post, resources for answering questions about cannabis law at your library. A good introduction is the BC government web...

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New Legal Information Sources for the Public

Happy (almost) Spring everyone! In the spirit of spring and renewal, this week’s post highlights new content from our friends at Legal Aid BC and People’s Law School. A quick reminder that in BC, all...

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The New Divorce Act is now in Effect

On March 1st, 2021 changes to Divorce Act came into force. This federal act is the Canadian law on marriage breakdown and divorce. Originally slated to take effect in July 2020 but delayed due to the...

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Black History Month: Resource Round-up

In recognition of Black History Month, we’d like to highlight resources created by and focused on Black Canadians, with a particular focus on law and legal issues. You’ll find links to organizations t...

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The BC Recovery Benefit: A Primer for Public Libraries

The BC government created a new benefit with the goal of providing financial assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. The BC Recovery Benefit began on Dec 18, 2020 and will continue until June 30, 202...

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