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Legislative Watch, January 2019

  Background The Fall Session of the 41st Parliament of British Columbia commenced in October 2018.  This column is being written in January 2019 and will consider bills which were introduced late in that Fall Session which may be of … Continue reading

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Legislative Watch, October 2018

  Background The Fall Session of the 41st Parliament of British Columbia commenced in October 2018.  This column is being written in October, about half way through this session. There are bills which are being considered by the government which … Continue reading

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Legislative Watch, May 2018

  Background The Spring Session, the Third Session of the 41st Parliament of British Columbia, commenced in February 2018.  This column is being written before the end of that session, just a few days after the introduction of bills that … Continue reading

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Legislative Watch, November 2017

  A New Government Since my last column, there was an election. Somewhat to the surprise of many, the Liberals were not successful in forming a government, and the NDP, with the support of the Green Party, have formed a … Continue reading

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Legislative Watch, November 2015

  The Legislative Watch The fourth session of the 40th Parliament of British Columbia had a relatively unusual fall sitting, with the government wishing to pass further legislation concerning natural gas development and in particular liquid natural gas. The session … Continue reading

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Legislative Watch, August 2015

  The Legislative Watch The 4th Session of the 40th Parliament of British Columbia had an unusual summer sitting in July of 2015.  The government’s intention was to pass legislation concerning the proposed LNG industry.  The government also introduced a … Continue reading

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Legislative Watch, March 2014

  The Current Session The Second Session of the 40th Parliament of British Columbia is still sitting in March 2014 when this article is being written.  Since the last full session of the legislature, an election was held with surprising … Continue reading

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Legislative Watch, December 2014

  The Current Session Since the last column, the Spring session of the BC Legislature has ended, and there has been a Fall session, being the 3rd Session of the 40th Parliament of British Columbia.  There has been some new … Continue reading

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Legislative Watch, March 2013

  The Current Session The Fifth Session of the 39th Parliament is still sitting in March 2013 when this article is being written. This spring session has been filled with a great deal of pre-election partisan bickering, but there have … Continue reading

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Legislative Watch, May 28, 2012

By Ian Aikenhead, Q.C.            The Current Session The Fourth Session of the 39th Parliament has continued into the spring session, and the legislature is still sitting in May 2012 when this article is being written. This spring session started off … Continue reading

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