Notice to the Profession
June 10, 2020

State of emergency extended

The provincial cabinet has extended the state of emergency through to the end of the day on June 23, 2020. The Order-in-Council renewing the state of emergency may be found here.

This state of emergency is the longest in BC history. Premier John Horgan has previously expressed that it will continue with no end in sight but, under section 9(4) of the Emergency Program Act, a state of emergency can only be issued two weeks at a time. The Law Society will continue to provide updates on further extensions as we learn of them from government.

Update from the Court of Appeal – further suspension of service and filing deadlines

The Court of Appeal has issued a notice to the public that the suspension of service and filing deadlines for existing appeals and chambers applications started on March 18, 2020 is being extended to June 29, 2020. No other changes have been made to information regarding filing instructions, video-conference appeals or teleconference chambers applications. Further information may be found in the full Court of Appeal notice.