Civil Section Minutes 2007

Partnership Law

Presenter: Clark W. Dalton, Q.C., National Coordinator, Commercial Law Strategy, ULCC, on behalf of Lynn Romeo, Director, Civil Legal Services, Manitoba Justice

At last year’s conference in Edmonton, Professor Heather Heavin of the University of Saskatchewan presented a Report on the subject of partnership law, which highlighted reforms in the U.S. and United Kingdom. The Conference decided that a Working Group should be established to prepare a Study Paper examining the merits of the options set out in the Report, and containing legislative recommendations for consideration at the 2007 meeting.

Volunteers were recruited for the Working Group, including Normand Royal of the Montreal office of Miller Thompson, Charles Denis of Québec and Karen Pflanzner of Saskatchewan Justice. Due to her schedule, Professor Heavin was unable to continue with the project during the year. She is, however, committed to completing the project and has a clear sense of how it should proceed. It was noted that law reform commissions, including the Alberta Law Reform Institute, are interested in this project and are waiting to see what the ULCC will be recommending. The recommendation is to continue with the project in the upcoming year.

RESOLVED:

THAT a Working Group be established to prepare, in accordance with the discussions of the Conference, a study paper examining the merits of the options set out in the Report presented to the Conference at its 2006 meeting, and containing legislative recommendations for consideration at the 2008 meeting.

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