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Volume 63, No. 15
199/2020
The British Columbia Gazette, Part II
August 11, 2020

B.C. Reg. 199/2020, deposited August 4, 2020, under the EMERGENCY PROGRAM ACT [section 10.1] and the COVID-19 RELATED MEASURES ACT [section 3 (5) (c) and (8) (a) and (b)]. Order in Council 453/2020, approved and ordered August 4, 2020.

On the recommendation of the undersigned, the Lieutenant Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Executive Council, orders that

(a) the COVID-19 (Limitation Periods in Court Proceedings) Regulation is made as set out in the attached Appendix 1, and

(b) the COVID-19 Related Measures Act, S.B.C. 2020, c. 8, is amended as set out in the attached Appendix 2, effective on the dates as set out in that Appendix.

— M. FARNWORTH, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General; D. EBY, Attorney General; J. DARCY, Presiding Member of the Executive Council.

Appendix 1

COVID-19 (LIMITATION PERIODS IN COURT
PROCEEDINGS) REGULATION

Limitation periods in court proceedings

1 (1) Subject to subsection (2), every mandatory limitation period and any other mandatory time period that is established in an enactment or law of British Columbia within which a civil or family action, proceeding, claim or appeal must be commenced in any of the following courts is suspended:

(a) the Court of Appeal;

(b) the Supreme Court;

(c) the Provincial Court.

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to a mandatory limitation period and any other mandatory time period established under the following enactments:

(a) the Builders Lien Act;

(b) Division 5 [Builders Liens and Other Charges] of Part 5 [Property] of the Strata Property Act.

Appendix 2

1 Effective on the date this regulation is deposited under the Regulations Act,

(a) section 2 of item 7 in Schedule 2 of the COVID-19 Related Measures Act, S.B.C. 2020, c. 8, is repealed, and

(b) Schedule 2 is amended by adding the following row:

27  COVID-19 (Limitation Periods in Court Proceedings) Regulation   

2 Effective 45 days after the date on which the last extension of the declaration of a state of emergency made March 18, 2020 under section 9 (1) of the Emergency Program Act expires or is cancelled, section 1 (1) (a) of item 27 in Schedule 2 is repealed.

3 Effective 90 days after the date on which the last extension of the declaration of a state of emergency made March 18, 2020 under section 9 (1) of the Emergency Program Act expires or is cancelled, item 27 in Schedule 2 is repealed.


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