The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia
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The Law and a Child’s Right to be Heard & Have Their Views Considered
Authors: Trudi L. Brown, QC of Brown Henderson Melbye, Victoria, BC, and David C. Dundee of Paul & Company, Kamloops, BC

In this paper written for the recent CLEBC course: Children's Participation in Family Justice 2011, Trudi L. Brown, QC of Brown Henderson Melbye, Victoria, BC, and David C. Dundee of Paul & Company, Kamloops, BC, bring you up to date by noting up Justice Martinson’s two most influential decisions on the subject, LEG v. AG, 2002 BCSC 1455 and BJG v. DLG, 2010 YKSC 44, and explore certain proposed sections for the new BC Family Law Act, which may bear on the questions of a child’s right to participate and be heard.

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