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May 11, 2018

CBABC Position on Proposed Automobile Insurance Reforms

Jennifer Brun

As the CBABC Executive Liaison to the Automobile Insurance Committee, I am writing to highlight the issues arising from our provincial government’s introduction of Bills 20 and 22. By way of background, on April 23, 2018, the government introduced Bill 20 and Bill 22 to amend the Insurance (Vehicle) Act and the Civil Resolution Tribunal Act.  Together these Bills aim to impose a cap on the pain and suffering head of damages in motor vehicle accident claims, as well as to significantly expand the monetary jurisdiction and scope of the current Civil Resolution Tribunal. Following that announcement, the CBABC began…

February 13, 2018

Correspondence from the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

Jennifer Brun

Ms. Brun’s letter of October 30, 2017, addressed to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and respecting the present judicial shortage in British Columbia, gained substantial traction.  Ms. Brun was interviewed by Mr. Keith Fraser, reporter for the Vancouver Sun, and quoted in an article published online on December 22, 2017, and in print on December 23, 2017, which can be read here: http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/b-c-s-supreme-shortage-of-judges-courts-public-concern.  More recently, Ms. Brun received the following personal response from The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, P.C., Q.C., M.P., on February 9, 2018, which is very much appreciated:   Dear Ms. Brun: Thank you for…

November 1, 2017

Restore Timely Access to Justice: A plea to fill judicial vacancies

Jennifer Brun

October 30, 2017   Department of Justice 284 Wellington Street Ottawa, Ontario    K1A 0H8 Attention:   The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada   Dear Minister Wilson-Raybould:   Re: Appointment of Supreme Court Justices in British Columbia I am a barrister carrying on business at Harris & Brun Law Corporation on West Georgia Street in the City of Vancouver.  Our firm is a well-established civil litigation boutique of a modest 12 lawyers.  Over the past several weeks I have spent numerous hours preparing for a trial that was scheduled to commence today in the Supreme…

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