Limitation Act Information and Resources

As previously announced, the British Columbia government recently approved an updated Limitation Act, the provincial legislation that sets the amount of time people have to file civil lawsuits. This revised statute reflects most of the concerns and suggestions brought forth in the AIBC Response to the White Paper on Limitation Act Reform, submitted in 2010. Of particular note to the architectural profession is a revised ultimate limitation period of 15 years, reduced from the previous 30. The Ministry of Justice’s Civil Policy and Legislation Office has now updated its online materials concerning the new Limitation Act, including a detailed explanation of the revised act and transition information developed to assist in making the change from the current legislation to the new act, which comes into effect on June 1, 2013. Visit

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