Governing Legislation and Resources for Small Claims (20:II)

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1. Legislation

Corporations

Business Corporations Act, SBC 2002, c 57. Website: http://www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bclaws_new/document/ID/freeside/02057_00

Canada Business Corporations Act, RSC 1985, c C-44. Website: http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/c-44/

Consumer Protection

Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act, SBC 2004, c 2. Website: http://www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bclaws_new/document/ID/freeside/04002_00

Judgments

Court Order Enforcement Act, RSBC 1996, c 78. Website: http://www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bclaws_new/document/ID/freeside/00_96078_01

Court Order Interest Act, RSBC 1996, c 79. Website: http://www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bclaws_new/document/ID/freeside/00_96079_01

The Enforcement of Canadian Judgments and Decrees Act, SBC 2003, c 29. Website: http://www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bclaws_new/document/ID/freeside/00_03029_01

Court Rules

Bill 19, Civil Resolution Tribunal Amendment Act, 2015, 4th Sess, 40th Parl, British Columbia, 2015 (assented to May 14th, 2015). Website: http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/lc/billsprevious/4th40th:gov19-1

Court of Appeal Act, RSBC 1996, c 77. Website: http://www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bclaws_new/document/ID/freeside/00_96077_01

Court of Appeal Rules, BC Reg 297/2001. Website: http://www.bclaws.ca/Recon/document/ID/freeside/297_2001a

Court Rules Act, RSBC 1996, c 80. Website: http://www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bclaws_new/document/ID/freeside/00_96080_01

Judicial Review Procedure Act, RSBC 1996, c 241. Website: http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/roc/roc/96241_01

Small Claims Act, RSBC 1996, c 430. Website: http://www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bclaws_new/document/ID/freeside/00_96430_01

Small Claims Rules, BC Reg 261/93. Website: http://www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bclaws_new/document/ID/freeside/261_93_00b

Supreme Court Act, RSBC 1996, c 443. Website: http://www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bclaws_new/document/ID/freeside/00_96443_01

Supreme Court Civil Rules, BC Reg 168/2009. Website: http://www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bclaws_new/document/ID/freeside/168_2009_00

Other Important Statutes

Crown Proceeding Act, RSBC 1996, c 89. Website: http://www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bclaws_new/document/ID/freeside/00_96089_01

Employment Standards Act, RSBC 1996, c 113. Website: http://www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bclaws_new/document/ID/freeside/00_96113_01

Evidence Act, RSBC l996, c 124. Website: http://www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bclaws_new/document/ID/freeside/00_96124_01

Insurance (Vehicle) Act, RSBC 1996, c 231. Website: http://www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bclaws_new/document/ID/freeside/00_96231_01

(Old) Limitation Act, RSBC 1996 c 266. Website: http://www.ag.gov.bc.ca/legislation/limitation-act/pdf/LimitationAct_REPEALED.pdf

(New) Limitation Act, SBC 2012, c 13. Website: http://www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bclaws_new/document/ID/freeside/00_12013_01

Local Government Act, RSBC 1996, c 323. Website: http://www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bclaws_new/document/ID/freeside/96323_00

Motor Vehicle Act, RSBC 1996, c 318. Website: http://www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bclaws_new/document/ID/freeside/96318_00

Personal Property Security Act, RSBC 1996, c 359. Website: http://www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bclaws_new/document/ID/freeside/00_96359_01

Residential Tenancy Act, SBC 2002, c 78. Website: http://www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bclaws_new/document/ID/freeside/00_02078_01

Sale of Goods Act, RSBC 1996, c 410. Website: http://www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bclaws_new/document/ID/freeside/00_96410_01

Strata Property Act, SBC 1998, c 43. Website: http://www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bclaws_new/document/ID/freeside/98043_01

Law and Equity Act, RSBC 1996, c 253. Website: http://www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bclaws_new/document/ID/freeside/00_96253_01

Wills, Estates and Succession Act, SBC 2009, c 13. Website: http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/complete/statreg/09013_01

Court Jurisdiction and Proceedings Transfer Act, SBC 2003, c 28. Website: http://www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bclaws_new/document/ID/freeside/00_03028_01

2. Books

Bullen, Leake, Jacob, and Goldrein. Bullen and Leake and Jacob’s Precedents of Pleadings, 15th ed. (London: Sweet and Maxwell, 2004).

Burdett, E. (Ed.). Small Claims Act and Rules—Annotated. (Vancouver, B.C.: The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, Dec 2014).

Celap, M. and Larmondin, P.J. Small Claims Court for the Everyday Canadian. (North Vancouver, B.C.: Self-Counsel Press, 2000).

Fraser, Horn and Griffen. The Conduct of Civil Litigation in British Columbia. 2nd ed. (Markham: Butterworths, 2007).

Keating, M. Small Claims Court Guide for British Columbia. (North Vancouver, B.C.: Self-Counsel Press, 1992).

Martinson, D.J. (Manual Coordinator). Small Claims Court—1994. (Vancouver, B.C.: The Continuing Society of British Columbia, April 1994).

Mauet, Casswell, and MacDonald. Fundamentals of Trial Techniques 2d Canadian ed. (Toronto: Little Brown, 1995).

McLachlin and Taylor, British Columbia Court Forms. (Markham, Ont.: LexisNexis Canada, 2005).

Moore Publishing. (Ed.) Small Claims Practice Manual, 3rd Ed. (Richmond, B.C.: Moore Publishing Ltd, 1999).

UBC Law Review Society. (Eds.) Table of Statutory Limitations for the Province of British Columbia, Revised and Consolidated. (Vancouver, B.C.: University of British Columbia Law Review Publication, 2006).

Vogt, J. (Ed.). Provincial Court Small Claims Handbook. (Vancouver, B.C.: The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, January 1997).

3. Websites

Provincial Court Judgment Database

  • Contains selected decisions from 1999 to the present.

Provincial Courthouses Directory

  • Contains Small Claims Court locations

British Columbia Court of Appeal and Supreme Court Judgment Database

Small Claims Court

  • Provides information on court procedure and the full text of the Small Claims Rules.

Small Claims Fees

Small Claims Forms

Small Claims Pilot Project

CanLII

  • Caselaw and legislation database.

4. Other Resources

UBC Law Library

  • Most of the books listed above are available in the Law Library. The Small Claims Acts and Rules Annotated and the Provincial Court Small Claims Handbook, published by the Continuing Legal Education Society (CLE), are recent publications written by Small Claims Court judges. They include the Act, Rules, and copies of all of the forms. Students can access an online edition of the Provincial Court Small Claims Handbook on the UBC Law Library website.

Court Registry

DIAL-A-LAW

  • DIAL-A-LAW ((604) 687-4680) is a library of pre-recorded messages on a variety of legal topics available by telephone 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Lawyers under the supervision of the Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch, prepare the tapes. Several tapes deal with Small Claims Court. The content of the tapes is also available online: http://www.cbabc.org/For-the-Public/Dial-A-Law/Scripts

BC Supreme Court Self-Help Information Centre

Online Website
Address 290– 800 Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2C5
Phone


Company Search

To search for a provincially regulated company, the client may request a company or society search in person:

Surrey Board of Trade

Address 101 – 14439 104th Ave
Surrey, BC V3R 1M1
Phone (604) 581-7130
Toll-free: 1-866-848-7130


Small Business B.C.

Address 54 - 601 West Cordova St
Vancouver, BC V6B 1G1
Phone (604) 775-5525
Toll-free in B.C.: 1-800-667-2272


Registrar of Companies

Address 940 Blanshard Street
Victoria, BC V8W 2H3
Phone (250) 387-7848
Vancouver: (604) 660-2421
Toll-free in B.C.: 1-877-526-1526


The client may also write to:

Registrar of Companies
P.O. Box 9431

Station Provincial Government

Victoria, BC V8W 9V3

For more information about searching for provincial companies, refer to:

Partnerships and non-profit societies are also registered in the company directory and would show up in a search. In cases that involve franchises, it is important to do a company search to see how the other party is registered; it may be possible to sue the parent company and the individual who owns the franchise rights. The search costs $10 and cheques should be made payable to the Minister of Finance.

If Unincorporated:

Online Website
Address City of Vancouver Licence Office
515 West 10th Ave
Vancouver, BC V5Z 4A8
Phone (604) 873-7611


To search for a federally regulated company, refer to:

Online Website
Address Industry Canada
C.D. Howe Building
235 Queen Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H5
Phone


A collection of useful company directories can be found on the Industry Canada website under the “Programs and Services” heading. Federal corporations can be searched free of charge online.

NOTE: If the defendant is a business, it may be worth checking if that defendant has declared bankruptcy. To do so contact Industry Canada’s Head Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy at (613) 941-2863 for free.

Translation and Support Services

To find support services and resources, including agencies and people that can provide translation services, please visit:

MOSAIC

Online Website
Address 1720 Grant St, 2nd Floor
Vancouver, BCV5L 2Y7
Phone (604) 254-9626
Fax: (604) 254-3932


Society of Translators and Interpreters of B.C.

Online Website
Phone (604) 684-2940
Fax: (604) 684-2947


MultiLingoLegal.ca

DIVERSEcity

Online Website
Phone (604) 597-0205
Fax: (604) 597-4299


WelcomeBC

Online Website
Phone (604) 660-2421
Toll Free: 1-800-663-7867


OPTIONS

Online Website
Phone (604) 584-5811
Fax: (604) 584-7628


S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

Online Website
Phone (604) 684-1628
Fax: (604) 408-7326


Westcoast Association of Visual Language Interpreters

Online Website


Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Online Website
Phone 1-888-242-2100


Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of B.C.

Online Website
Phone (604) 718-2780
1-888-355-5560
Fax: (604) 298-0747


Safe Harbour

Online Website


Immigrant Services Society of B.C.

Online Website
Phone (604) 684-2561
Fax: (604) 684-2266



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