Partner Dale McGregor, along with input from several of his Canadian Bar Association colleagues, has authored a proposal to amend the Insurance (Vehicle) Act.
The proposal was submitted to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure in an attempt to fix a legislative drafting “wrong” they believed had been made.
Among other things, this error meant that insurance previously available on many B.C. industrial roads, including rural resource/forest service roads used regularly by B.C. residents, had been wiped out with the unintended stroke of a pen.
The submission requests amendments be made to the Act to re-widen the definition of “highway” to include industrial roads, forest service roads, and development roads so that unidentified, uninsured, underinsured motorist protection insurance coverage for motorists would be reinstated.
Although the submission was accepted for consideration, to date there has been no response from the Ministry to indicate whether or not the requested changes will be made.
The present state of automobile insurance law results in significant financial risk to B.C. residents using forest service roads.
A new claims process has been launched to compensate individuals who attended Residential Schools as day scholars.
Krista Simon has been appointed to join the Supreme Court Civil and Family Rules Committee to offer advice on new projects and rules that may impact British Columbians’ access to justice.
Victims across the BC province were notified that a nurse that was involved in their perioperative care at BC Women’s Hospital’s gynecological surgical center and did not have a valid nursing license.
A news report from Prince Edward Island says that province could become the first place in Canada where non-disclosure agreements could become limited in cases of sexual misconduct.