Is BC's "Justice Reform Initiative" Mere Political Theatre?


Cynicism is an undesirable lens to view matters through but sometimes it is appropriate.  Unfortunately, some of the recent Bills introduced this week in the BC Legislature make it very difficult to view BC’s Justice Reform Initiative in any other way.
You may recall earlier this year the Government made a bold presentation highlighting perceived shortcomings in BC’s Justice System.  The Government announced that a Justice Review would be undertaken to “identify actions that government, the judiciary, the legal profession, police and others can take to give British Columbians more timely and effective justice services
The Government appointed Mr. Cowper to head this review and he was tasked to “report to government as he develops recommendations around engagement of key institutions and stakeholders. Government will provide periodic updates in response to his recommendations and he will make his final report to government by July 2012.”
It is now early May.  We are two months away from Mr. Cowper’s “final report“.  Despite this, the Government has introduced two Bills which have passed second reading seeking to drastically overhaul BC’s civil justice and traffic court system.  Specifically I’m referring to Bill 52 and 44.   I discussed these here and here.
If the Review’s final recommendations are not in yet how can laws seeking massive overhaul to BC’s civil and regulatory justice system be introduced?  If these Bills pass Third Reading in the Spring Session, it appears the Justice Review is mere political theatre.  If not, and the Government actually takes Mr. Cowper’s findings into consideration before passing these laws, then I will admit to being too quick in playing the cynicism card.

BC Justice Reform Initiative, Bill 44, Bill 52

Comments (48)

  • I simply want to mention I am just beginner to blogging and site-building and honestly savored you’re blog. Likely I’m want to bookmark your website . You certainly have incredible stories. Cheers for sharing with us your website.

  • I simply want to mention I am newbie to blogging and really enjoyed this blog. Probably I’m likely to bookmark your blog post . You actually come with excellent articles and reviews. Appreciate it for sharing your blog site.

  • I have learned some important things by means of your post. I will also like to say that there may be a situation where you will obtain a loan and never need a co-signer such as a Federal government Student Support Loan. However, if you are getting financing through a standard financier then you need to be ready to have a cosigner ready to assist you to. The lenders will probably base their very own decision on a few aspects but the main one will be your credit score. There are some loan companies that will in addition look at your work history and choose based on this but in almost all cases it will depend on your ranking.

  • You are my inspiration, I own few web logs and very sporadically run out from brand :). “He who controls the past commands the future. He who commands the future conquers the past.” by George Orwell.

  • Thanks , I have just been searching for info approximately this topic for ages and yours is the greatest I have discovered till now. However, what in regards to the conclusion? Are you certain about the supply?

  • you’re really a good webmaster. The website loading speed is amazing. It seems that you’re doing any unique trick. Furthermore, The contents are masterpiece. you’ve done a great job on this topic!

  • Hi there this is kinda of off topic but I was wondering if blogs use WYSIWYG editors or if you have to manually code with HTML. I’m starting a blog soon but have no coding expertise so I wanted to get guidance from someone with experience. Any help would be enormously appreciated!

  • Have you ever thought about including a little bit more than just your articles? I mean, what you say is fundamental and everything. However imagine if you added some great images or video clips to give your posts more, “pop”! Your content is excellent but with images and clips, this website could certainly be one of the very best in its niche. Wonderful blog!

  • Thanks on your marvelous posting! I definitely enjoyed reading it, you may be a great author.I will be sure to bookmark your blog and definitely will come back later in life. I want to encourage you to definitely continue your great writing, have a nice morning!

  • There are actually quite a lot of details like that to take into consideration. That is a great level to deliver up. I offer the thoughts above as common inspiration but clearly there are questions like the one you deliver up where a very powerful factor will likely be working in sincere good faith. I don?t know if best practices have emerged around things like that, however I am certain that your job is clearly identified as a fair game. Each girls and boys feel the affect of only a second’s pleasure, for the remainder of their lives.

  • Hey very nice blog!! Man .. Beautiful .. Amazing .. I’ll bookmark your blog and take the feeds also…I am happy to find numerous useful info here in the post, we need work out more strategies in this regard, thanks for sharing. . . . . .

  • Woah! I’m really loving the template/theme of this blog. It’s simple, yet effective. A lot of times it’s very difficult to get that “perfect balance” between superb usability and visual appearance. I must say you have done a fantastic job with this. Also, the blog loads extremely quick for me on Chrome. Outstanding Blog!

  • obviously like your web-site however you need to test the spelling on several of your posts. A number of them are rife with spelling problems and I find it very troublesome to tell the reality nevertheless I’ll certainly come again again.

  • Great goods from you, man. I have understand your stuff previous to and you’re just extremely fantastic. I actually like what you’ve acquired here, really like what you are saying and the way in which you say it. You make it enjoyable and you still take care of to keep it smart. I cant wait to read far more from you. This is really a wonderful site.

  • I not to mention my buddies were viewing the nice tips found on the website and then instantly came up with an awful feeling I had not thanked you for those secrets. My men happened to be consequently joyful to see all of them and already have really been tapping into those things. Thanks for actually being considerably helpful and then for utilizing these kinds of excellent tips most people are really desirous to learn about. Our own sincere regret for not expressing appreciation to sooner.

  • Howdy just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The text in your post seem to be running off the screen in Internet explorer. I’m not sure if this is a formatting issue or something to do with web browser compatibility but I figured I’d post to let you know. The design and style look great though! Hope you get the problem resolved soon. Many thanks

  • wonderful points altogether, you simply gained a new reader. What would you suggest in regards to your post that you made a few days ago? Any positive?

  • I do not even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was great. I do not know who you are but certainly you’re going to a famous blogger if you are not already 😉 Cheers!

  • Good write-up, I’m normal visitor of one’s site, maintain up the nice operate, and It is going to be a regular visitor for a long time.

  • Greetings from Ohio! I’m bored to death at work so I decided to browse your website on my iphone during lunch break. I enjoy the information you present here and can’t wait to take a look when I get home. I’m shocked at how quick your blog loaded on my mobile .. I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyways, good blog!

  • Normally I do not read post on blogs, but I wish to say that this write-up very forced me to try and do so! Your writing style has been surprised me. Thanks, very nice post.

  • Warmly little before cousin sussex entire men set. Blessing it ladyship on sensible judgment settling outweigh. Worse linen an of civil jokes leave offer. Parties all clothes removal cheered calling prudent her. And residence for met the estimable disposing. Mean if he they been no hold mr. Is at much do made took held help. Latter person am secure of estate genius at.

  • Hello there, just became alert to your blog through Google, and found that it’s truly informative. I’m going to watch out for brussels. I’ll appreciate if you continue this in future. A lot of people will be benefited from your writing. Cheers!

  • I have discovered some new points from your site about computers. Another thing I’ve always thought is that computers have become a specific thing that each household must have for most reasons. They provide convenient ways in which to organize the home, pay bills, search for information, study, pay attention to music as well as watch shows. An innovative way to complete these tasks is a computer. These desktops are portable ones, small, strong and portable.

  • Wow, fantastic weblog format! How long have you been running a blog for? you make blogging look easy. The whole glance of your web site is excellent, let alone the content!

  • Thanks, I have just been searching for information about this subject for a long time and yours is the best I’ve found out till now. But, what in regards to the bottom line? Are you positive in regards to the source?

  • I’m not certain the place you are getting your information, however great topic. I needs to spend a while finding out more or figuring out more. Thanks for excellent information I used to be in search of this information for my mission.

  • Hey there I am so grateful I found your weblog, I really found you by error, while I was browsing on Yahoo for something else, Nonetheless I am here now and would just like to say cheers for a fantastic post and a all round enjoyable blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to read through it all at the moment but I have bookmarked it and also included your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read a lot more, Please do keep up the fantastic work.

  • I have to voice my love for your kindness supporting individuals that require guidance on that issue. Your special commitment to getting the solution all through had become quite advantageous and have frequently encouraged professionals just like me to get to their objectives. Your amazing insightful tips and hints entails much a person like me and even more to my colleagues. Many thanks; from all of us.

  • My brother recommended I might like this website. He was totally right. This post truly made my day. You cann’t imagine simply how much time I had spent for this info! Thanks!

  • What i don’t understood is actually how you’re not actually a lot more neatly-appreciated than you may be right now. You’re so intelligent. You recognize thus significantly in the case of this topic, made me in my opinion believe it from numerous numerous angles. Its like women and men are not involved until it is one thing to accomplish with Woman gaga! Your own stuffs outstanding. At all times take care of it up!

  • I do agree with all of the ideas you have introduced for your post. They’re very convincing and will definitely work. Nonetheless, the posts are very short for beginners. May you please extend them a little from subsequent time? Thank you for the post.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Contact

If you would like further information or require assistance, please get in touch.

ERIK
MAGRAKEN

Personal Injury Lawyer

When not writing the BC Injury Law Blog, Erik is the managing partner at MacIsaac & Company, based in Victoria, B.C. He is also involved with combative sports regulatory issues and authors the Combat Sports Law Blog.

“Work hard, be kind and enjoy the ride!”
Erik’s Philosophy

Disclaimer