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PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
MINISTRY OF
ATTORNEY GENERAL
ANNUAL REPORT
For the period April 1, 1980 to
March 31, 1981
 British Columbia Cataloguing in Publication Data
British Columbia. Ministry of Attorney General.
Annual report. —1977 ; 1980/81-
Report year ends March 31, 1980/81-
Continues: British Columbia. Ministry of the
Attorney-General.  Annual report. ISSN 070^-6022
ISSN 070U-6022
1. British Columbia. Ministry of Attorney General.
KEB1+75.A72A8 35U. 7IIO65
 The Honourable Henry P. Bell-Irving, D.S.O., O.B.E., E.D., Lieutenant
Governor of the Province of British Columbia
May it please Your Honour:
The Annual Report of the Ministry of Attorney General of the Province for the
[period April 1, 1980 to March 31, 1981 is herewith respectfully submitted.
HONOURABLE ALLAN WILLIAMS, Q.C.
Attorney General
Klffice of the Attorney General
may 1981
 The Honourable Allan Williams, Q.C.
Attorney General
Sir: I have the honour to submit herewith the Annual Report on the work of the]
Ministry of Attorney General for the period April 1, 1980 to March 31, 1981.
RICHARD H. VOGEL
Deputy Attorney General
Ministry of Attorney General
Victoria, B.C.
May 1981
 1	
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page
■'Introduction	
    1
'! Court Services	
     4
Corrections Branch	
     6
Criminal lustice Division	
     9
Film Classification	
  10
Firearms and Special Services	
  10
Police Services	
.. 11
Co-Ordinated Law Enforcement Unit         	
..  11
Legal Services to Government	
  12
Civil Law	
   12
Legislative Counsel	
  12
Constitutional and Administrative Law             	
  12
Civil Litigation	
  12
Law Section; Public Trustee	
  12
Public Trustee                       	
J 13
[B'olicy Planning Division	
  14
Policy and Program Analysis	
   14
Research and Evaluation	
  14
Special Projects	
  14
IKtatute Revision	
  16
Support and Regulatory Services                             	
   17
Finance and Administration                     	
   18
Personnel Services	
   18
Information Services                                         	
  19
Land Titles Service                                	
  19
Boards and Commissions.....                                       	
  21
B.C. Board of Parole                             	
  22
B.C. Coroner's Service	
  22
B.C. Police Commission                                       	
  23
 Page !
B.C. Racing Commission  25
Criminal Injuries Compensation Act  25
Justice Development Commission  25
Law Reform Commission  26]
Legal Services Society  27 I
Office of the Fire Commissioner  27 j
Order-In-Council Patients' Review Board  29
Ministry Directory  31
Statutes  37
 jtroduction
Igst Attorney General of British
labia was the Hon. John Foster
freight. He was appointed Attorney
e ral in 1871 and served until 1872. The
e Allan Williams is the 27th Attorney
<s:ral. The office of the Deputy Attorney
fral was created in 1882 and Mr. P.A.E.
m% was appointed first Deputy on May 7,
Iffivlr. Richard Vogel is the 14th Deputy
pney General.
Igice of the Attorney General in British
Iffiria antedates the entry of the Province
tc Confederation in 1871. The appointment
£ first Attorney General took place very
si in the life of the Colony of Vancouver
II. The Commission of the Imperial
■TOssued in London in July 1849 gave to
M.Tior Richard Blanshard the authority to
IBgsuch persons to the Legislative
>idl "as shall from time to time be
lK>r designated." Similar powers were
w subsequently to the first Governor of
■ffinland Colony. Mr. George H. Cary
Unpointed Attorney General for the
Band Colony on March 10, 1859. He
appointed acting Attorney General for
Buver Island sometime during October
fifember 1859.
Bt not until 1899 that the first Attorney
SHal's Act of the Province spelled out the
|y and responsibilities of the Attorney
snal. Before the enactment of the
t?ey General's Act in 1899 the first
toey General and his successors looked
iJjcommon law and the constitutional law
Gat Britain to determine their
Bffiniities and powers.
IS ttorney General was recognized as
Ejne leader of the Bar with precedence
Bil King's Counsel but with no greater
Slights than any other member of the
¥■ e, or any person appointed to act for
ifc'as required to conform to the rules of
Kjrt, with the court exercising over him
i 8ne authority which it exercises over
HlWher siiitor or advocate.
The first annual report for this Ministry was
published for the year 1974. Each of the
following reports stresses that the concern of
the Ministry is to improve the administration
of justice in the Province.
The most important responsibility of the
Attorney General remains the administration
of justice in the broadest sense of the word.
The Attorney General's responsibilities
include policing, law enforcement and the
administration of criminal law, including the
conduct of prosecutions. In addition, he is
responsible for the superintendency of the
design, construction, maintenance and
administration of all courts in the Province
and for the smooth operation of our judicial
system, including the related services of
sheriffs and court reporters. His
responsibilities include many Corrections
Branch programs which are handled in the
community and a wide array of correction
facilities within the provincial system which
are geared for people sentenced to serve up to
two years less a day. The various types of
corrections institutions include secure
custodial facilities which are designed to
protect citizens from offenders who may pose
a threat to the safety and well-being of the
community. Imprisonment is the major
function of secure custodial facilities and
security is a primary concern. It is the policy
of the Ministry that imprisonment should be
effected in as humane a manner as possible,
but it was not always that way. In a book
entitled "A History of Police in England",
W.L. Melville Lee, Methuen & Co., London
(1901), there is a quote which illustrates the
policy in 1600's, "For its first line of defence
England trusted to the supposed deterrent of a
rigorous penal code; the more humane and
effectual method, prevention, being lost sight
of in the mistaken belief that it was possible
to extirpate crime by the severity by which it
was punished, a belief that survived in the
face of the fact, that as punishment increased
in bitterness, so did offences grow in
frequency and in violence."
For persons who are not escape risks or a
danger to the community there are open
1
 facilities or minimum security centres, semi-
isolated forest camps, farms or ranches.
Convicted youths and adults who are
sentenced to secure custodial facilities can
transfer to an open facility only after being
screened by classification officers.
The Attorney General has specific
responsibilities to act for and to advise the
Crown Provincial and represent the public
interest in both criminal and civil law. He is
responsible to prosecute in the name of the
Crown under the Criminal Code of Canada,
and Provincial Acts or Regulations. He is
responsible for ensuring that the civil justice
system is organized, maintained and
effectively operated. He is the legal advisor
to the Crown Provincial, the Provincial
Cabinet, all Ministers, ministries, Crown
corporations and all other emanations of the
Crown Provincial. In addition to the above,
the Attorney General is specifically
responsible for the administration of various
boards, commissions and tribunals.
It is obvious from this that the Ministry of
Attorney General is a very complex and
diversified ministry. It is a ministry in which
there is a very real potential for conflicts.
These conflicts are resolved through a
professional accommodation. As each entity
discharges its duties and obligations in the
public interest they accommodate in a
professional manner the several interests of
the "collectivity" of the concept implicit
within a unified justice ministry.
Historically the judiciary operates completely
independently of Government and the
Ministry of Attorney General and according
to their own traditions. This has been the
case in common law countries since the
passage of the Act of Settlement by the
English Parliament in 1701. The judiciary do
justice as they see fit.
Each of the components in the justice system
has a long tradition in the common law. The
challenge facing the ministry is to co-ordinate
internal resources to offer better service to
the people of British Columbia.
Since 1974 there has been a profound cha
in British Columbia in organization of jus
services. Courts have been transferredflra
the municipal cost base to that of the
Province. A provincial Crown Couns^H
system has been established and regioiffl
across the Province. The Corrections Bffl
while functioning under its own statuttS
Correction Act 1979, reports through the
Commissioner of Corrections to the AtM
General. A Court Services Division has I:
created.
The role of Court Services is to
professionally provide a "neutral"
administrative service to all of the courts
the province and to the judiciary of the
Provincial, County, Supreme Courts and;
Court of Appeal.
The Assistant Deputy Minister of Court
Services is responsible to the Chief Jrga
Provincial Court, the Chief Justice of
Supreme and County Courts and the ^B
Justice of the Court of Appeal for mafraj
judicial administration. He is, at the sam
time, responsible to the Attorney Genffl
all other matters of administration co^g
to the Courts under the amended Provffljj
Court Act of 1980; Supreme Court AcM\
1976 and Court of Appeal Act of 197M
The Ministry of Attorney General is I
responsible for the prevention of crime a
bound to encourage all programs dirt^ra
toward crime prevention.
The nature of the current programs and i
policies makes it imperative that a reals j
way communication with the public ra|l
established and maintained. The Min®[|
trying to develop a system to meet thwif
of our changing society in this and othei
areas. Crime prevention programs hoffil
require the Ministry to have an effective i
working relationship with community g'P
To this end, during 1980 the ministra
approved the introduction of the
"Development of Criminal Justice 1
Performance and Activity Measures." V
objective of this program is to measure
 i reduction	
jffrnance and results of programs which
aJart of Corrections, Court Services and
o:e Services Branches.
JE, experimental projects have been
sloped with community groups to work
iird community involvement in crime
emtion. One project which has had a
iiderable impact on various communities
DunterAttack. This program was
j-tSjed, particularly in schools, where the
|m material has been used by teachers as
ffi; aids in several subjects.
•ri®r important undertaking is the
aiouver Law Court Public Education
nram which is a program aimed at
tdding members of the public with an
i rstanding of British Columbia's court
|™. Since its beginning in the fall of
(the program has organized full or half
B^cational visits to the Vancouver Law
cts for more than 27,000 school students,
sibers of the public and staff from the
B|& of Attorney General. Approximately
7discussion sessions have been held
sleen visitors and the 40 judges from
psal, Supreme and County Courts, who
lEaking with the program. Sessions have
njield with other court services
agiel.
tlr program activities include:
0 development of curriculum materials
Kiitable for use by high school and
College teachers
lak set of five wall charts with teacher
j guides which are now in use in every
high school in British Columbia
il a set of five dummy legal files for
sreachers and a mock trial simulation kit
lEhich is being completed.
i g fall of 1980 development of a
rcncial court program started. To date two
>ipage leaflets showing the structure of
Sfnsial courts, complete with instructions
n )w to read a court list, have been
re iced and distributed to numerous
1 houses in British Columbia and to high
bl teachers.
By the fall of 1981 the program will begin to
implement a self-service "walk in" program
for the general public. Self-service video
display units with short video programs on
British Columbia's court system and
court procedures, will be placed in several
court nouses. Along with educational leaflets
these units will become part of an educational
display package which will be made available
to court services personnel throughout British
Columbia.
Other program activities have included the
organization of lunch time educational
seminars for court services personnel and
work shop presentations for a wide variety of
educational or legal groups.
As part of the continuing need for security of
persons and property, the Ministry assumed
responsibility for the new Private
Investigators and Security Agencies Act. This
Act regulates the licensing of all locksmiths,
private investigators, security patrolmen,
burglar alarm installers, armoured car
companies, and others associated with private
and public security.
Changes to the Motor Vehicle Act are
expected to follow from recommendations
made by the Motor Vehicle Task Force,
which concluded its deliberations in
November 1980. In recognition of the use of
our roads by a rapidly increasing number of
vehicles, the Task Force examines statutes
and regulations governing road use in British
Columbia.
As part of continuing reorganization a
Director of Information Services has been
appointed to co-ordinate all activities of
information services.
The ministry continues to examine all
possibilities for improved service to the
community. With all the new developments
within the ministry, the increase in
population, and the increasing load which is
placed on the justice system, it is noteworthy
that the budget of the Ministry of Attorney
General, which is approximately 4% of the
provincial budget, has not varied more than
1% of the provincial budget in the last six
years.
 Court Services
Responsibilities
The Court Services Division, Ministry of
Attorney General, is responsible for the
superintendency of the design, construction,
maintenance and administration of all levels
of courts in the Province. The Division is
also responsible for management of support
staff including the related services of sheriffs
and court reporters and recorders and systems
necessary to ensure that civil and criminal
cases can proceed in Provincial Court, B.C.
Court of Appeal, County Court and Supreme
Court.
There are three major distinct types of
service:
(a) Court Administration
(b) Sheriff Services
(c) Reporting Services.
In addition, there are:
(a) Support Services
(b) Planning Division
(c) Training Division
(d) Tracing Unit
(e) The Courts Record Management
Centre
(f) Court Services; Information Services
(g) Reciprocal Enforcement of
Maintenance Orders.
Court Administration provides a variety of
services in the approximately 100 court
registries throughout the Province, including:
(a) answering inquiries from the public
and all persons within the justice
system
(b) preparing and entering court files
(c) typing court lists
(d) entering and controlling exhibits used
as evidence in the courts
(e) providing clerical staff for the courts
(f) handling money ordered for payment to
court to cover fines, tickets, bail,
family maintenance, and other trust
items
(g) providing Justices of the Peace for
release of accused persons on bail,
issuance of summonses, search
warrants, and warrants for arrest.
Court registries are seen most commorM
the general public as the place where a
person must go to file a dispute of a tram
violation or as the place where a smauM
dispute is registered.
In most areas of the Province the registfls
are integrated to serve all levels of coum
well as the B.C. Court of Appeal whicM
in Vancouver and Victoria.
Developments
(a) The Accounts Receivable Comnffl
developed a system for recording
controlling money owing to the i
Province.
(b) A new Traffic Ticket Filing SysOT
was implemented.
(c) Criminal, small claims, and family,
legal forms were revised and reprin
(d) Disclosure of Court Registry
Documentation policy was deve^H
(e) Procedures and systems were re™
for controlling exhibits in criminal
court.
(f) Policies and procedures were
developed for handling pardons^H
provincial-wide basis.
(g) Videotape equipment for the
assessment of accused impaired™
was purchased and distributed.  1
Sheriff Services are responsible for the
duties listed below.
Deputy. Sheriffs, although not police   j
constables, are peace officers and havew
powers and responsibilities associated wit
that position.
Duties of a Deputy Sheriff include:
(a) Service of Criminal and Civil
documents
(b) Court Security
(c) Witness Administration
(d) Jury Administration (Supreme) m
(e) County and Coroner's Court
(f) Escort accused and convicted perse:
(g) Seizure of goods or chattels
(h) Assistance to the Superintendent of
Motor Vehicles.
 Mian 100,000 persons were escorted in
. -1981, with fewer reported incidences,
IHescape, than the previous year.
lopments
JSw Deputy Sheriffs were appointed to
l^ew Westminster Court and new
IHratandards were introduced for Deputy
lis.
jnendment was made to the Sheriff Act
imve February 24, 1981) authorizing
?|ty Sheriffs to charge municipalities for
lie of documents issued under a
n;ipal bylaw.
Irendment to the Jury Act authorized the
■ve of jury summons by ordinary mail.
at reporters and recorders are
I |g|ible for taking and maintaining
I Iwn transcripts of all trials in Provincial,
|:y, and Supreme Courts in British
Columbia. They are also responsible for
recording pre-trial civil processes.
Developments
Court reporters services have been expanded
to meet increased jurisdictions of County
Courts in civil matters.
A two-year Recording Equipment Purchase
Program has been completed.
Staff has been increased slightly to meet
increased reporting assignments and to
reduce delays in transcript delivery.
A Court Reporting Services Operating
Manual has been prepared and distributed.
Vancouver Superior, County and Provincial
Courts have been affected significantly this
year by the opening of the airport holding
cells, the closure of the B.C. Penitentiary and
the raising of monetary jurisdiction in the
Small Claims court to $2,000.
 Corrections Branch
Responsibilities
The Commissioner of Corrections has the
status of a Deputy Minister and reports
directly to the Attorney General.
The Corrections Branch is required by
Statute to and does prepare a separate Annual
Report which is tabled in the Legislature by
the Attorney General.
The Branch is responsible for correctional
services, youth and adult probation, family
court counselling, and correctional
institutions for adult and youth offenders
accused and/or convicted of criminal
offences.
The administration of the Branch is divided
into six regions: Vancouver Island,
Vancouver, North Fraser, South Fraser,
Interior and Northern.
The services of the Branch are divided into
six categories. They are:
(a) Secure Custodial Facilities
(b) Open Facilities
(c) Community Based Programs
(d) Probation & Family Services
(e) Management Support Services
(f) Inspection & Standards.
Secure Custodial Facilities
These facilities are for adults charged with
criminal offences who are remanded in
custody to await trial. Persons convicted of
criminal offences within provincial
jurisdiction, and sentenced to periods of up to
two years less one day, are also
accommodated within these facilities. There
are six secure adult custody institutions; five
for men, one for women.
The Branch provides two secure containment
centres for youths found delinquent under the
Juvenile Delinquents Act. In addition, secure
facilities are provided for juveniles and adults
in need of secure remand, pending
disposition by the court.
Programs within most adult and juvenile
institutions include education, recreation, arts
and crafts, employment on temporary
absence passes, alcohol awareness proggf
and life skill courses. Most of the program
are operated by Corrections staff; someH
contracted out or staffed by volunteers .■
Open Facilities
Open facilities are minimum security c^H
including farms and forest camps whic^B
accommodate adult sentenced offendersMj
There are twelve such facilities througnaffl
the six regions, one of which is for womei
The Branch also provides open facilitit^Hl
youths, including those who are requir^B
condition of probation to participate in an
attendance program. Two camps are in^H
in the containment program for youths^ffl
need separation from the community b^ffl
not need the level of security providedraj
Willingdon or the Victoria Youth Detentio
Centres. Attendance Programs includeH
"wilderness outward bound", and edu^ffll
and leisure activities for youths who rem
in the community on probation, and wotj
require structured activity.
These programs provide opportunities^]
sentenced offenders to participate in usefu
work. Adult work programs include forest
management, woods operation, salmo^B
rehabilitation, crop rearing and animafflB
husbandry.
Community-Based Facilities
Community-based adult programs pro«
supervised accommodation within
communities, as a last phase in an offerajj
sentence to facilitate re-entry into the ■
community. The programs are run fro2«jl
Community Correctional Centres (CC^jl
operated by Corrections staff. Programaal
also run from Community-Based Residjajl
Centres (CBRC's). Funds are providedffll
Corrections Branch for these centres, but
they are staffed and operated by pri^sjl
agencies such as the John Howard Societ;!
There are nine CCC's with a total capa|||
167 persons. Accommodation under ccffifil
is also available for youths on remand. N'».
for space varies with each region.
 prrections Branch
I adult offenders in these centres are on a
wl job, framing, or education program.
bents take part in volunteer work or
sution activities, sports, and recreation
pta the community. The focus of
telance programs for youths and young
ui is on remedial education, life skills
ling, and developing responsibility.
-cation and Family Services%
rit and Youth)
Saranch offers the following services:
(; Pre-Court reports on offenders
■Be-Trial supervision of persons
released from custody on remand
Pre-sentence reports
llEist-Disposition of offenders on
I probation.
BreSrvices include: informal counselling
BKrvision for probationers in the
ftiunity; arrangement for restitution
tries or work programs through
ffiffiity service orders; counselling
rves under the Family Relations Act.
ei are more than 80 offices throughout
itii Columbia offering these services to an
lined total of 12,000 adults and youths
d 000 families. Adults and youths on
pbion for property damage and theft
[eies may be obliged to perform
Btunity service.
Own and Standards
tf ivision has statutory responsibilities to
?ye regular inspections of adult and youth
tntional facilities, investigate complaints
ma: on behalf of clients of the Branch,
jjjgtigates matters concerning the
ffiistration of the Correction Act.
Hlgm and Standards is also responsible
El development, implementation, and
ffiiring standards of operation for the
am.
Developments
The Corrections Branch in 1980-1981 gave
high priority to:
(a) the effective operation of current
correctional programs
(b) the development of necessary standards
(c) the management of human resources
(d) the care and custody of offenders and
their return to society
(e) the replacement of outdated
correctional facilities
(f) the expansion of services to the family
throughout the Province
(g) continuing identification of need for
community-based youth resources and
the development of the necessary
programs.
The crowding of secure youth containment
facilities continued to be a major problem in
1980-1981. The Branch continued to
emphasize the use of attendance programs as
a condition of probation for youth. The use of
purchased bed space in the community was
an alternative to secure remand. During
1980-1981, there was a decrease in the
number of adult inmates due to the
development of effective alternatives to
incarceration. This trend, combined with
more intensive supervision, better trained
staff and, in some cases, renovated buildings,
has resulted in fewer escapes and fewer
infractions of rules. However, adult
correctional centres were still operating at
90% capacity, with open facilities at 73% and
community correctional based facilities at an
average of 85% use.
Major renovations were completed during the
year at the Victoria Youth Detention Centre
and the Lakeside Correctional Centre for
Women. Renovations to Prince George
Regional Correctional Centre were completed
in 1980.
During the year, a Computerized Offender-
Based Information System of all adult
offenders since 1972 has provided staff with
ready access to records of offenders.
7
 Corrections Branch
Within the three Lower Mainland Regions of
Vancouver, North Fraser and South Fraser,
provincial classifications expanded the
jurisdiction of Direct Court Classification by
which offenders move directly to the facility
in which they will start their sentences. The
primary objective of the project was to reduce
inmate population at L.M.R.C.C. (Oakalla)
and increase population in open facilities.
Secondary benefits of humanitarian treatment
were considered together with the separation
of hardened inmates from more
unsophisticated offenders, particularly tBa
first time offender.
During 1980, the Branch-wide CorrecflWI
Personnel Classification Project (CPCP),
undertook a review of job descriptions SMI
the development of a classification sysiH
that is to enhance career mobility for all
Branch employees. The development offl
new classification system is expected to be
undertaken in mid-1981.
 [dminal Justice Division
Eronsibilities
B Criminal Justice Division advises all
eminent Ministries on matters of criminal
v prosecutions and enforcement of matters
Ijwwifhin provincial jurisdiction; and
BBttlvice to the police and Crown
oisel.
jfiwision is responsible for:
l(i the administration of criminal justice
I policy analysis on issues identified by
the Attorney General and Deputy
ilattorney General or by the Division
Jkelf
(the analysis of legislation, both new
and established
Rime initiation of policy, procedure and
legislation-oriented research
| ( the participation in committees and
task forces in matters pertaining to
criminal law
;, ( the establishment of policy and
procedure for prosecution in
I Consultation with Regional and District
Crown Counsel
(l the operation of Crown Counsel
services throughout the province.
leilopments
)urg the fiscal year 1980-81, a new
irgiizational structure was adopted for the
Jriinal Justice Division and Crown Counsel
erves. The new organization establishes a
ineffective structure by function. Two
ewositions were created in the office of
'&.ssistant Deputy Attorney General,
Eritnal Justice Division: (a) An Executive
ouisl responsible to the Assistant Deputy
^ttciey General for the operation of the
<ro/i Counsel System throughout the
tonce with one lawyer at Criminal Justice
P'vonHeadquarters reporting directly to
"mind, (b) A Director, Policy and Support
>er\es, responsible to the Assistant Deputy
^ttciey General, Criminal Justice Division,
Pr llicy and program development, legal
Wss to government, and administrative
fflrt with five lawyers, an Administrative
M r and a Research Officer from Criminal
Justice Division Headquarters reporting
directly to him. The Director of Firearms and
Special Services, Director of Film
Classification and the Order-in-Council
Review Board operations have a reporting
relationship to this position.
Crown Counsel Services were structured into
six regions, each with a Regional Crown
Counsel reporting directly to the Assistant
Deputy Attorney General. Five regions have
District Crown Counsel reporting to the
respective Regional Crown Counsel.
A new office was opened in Squamish,
bringing the total to 47 offices. Crown
Counsel complement remained at 167 while
support staff numbered 113 for a total
permanent establishment of 280. In addition,
a number of temporary auxiliary positions are
in use throughout the province.
Motor Vehicle Task Force
The Task Force, established in 1978,
concluded its deliberations on the majority of
issues included in its mandate and submitted
a report to the Ministers concerned in
November 1980, together with a draft Motor
Vehicle Act reflecting the report's
recommendations and containing substantive
and structural changes.
The majority of the 21 recommendations deal
with sanctions and the procedures by which
traffic violations are processed.
The Assistant Deputy Attorney General,
Criminal Justice Division acted as Chairman,
and two of his Legal Officers and the
Director of Research for the Criminal Justice
Division participated on the task force.
Ministerial Case Management
Evaluation Task Force
The Ministerial Case Management Evaluation
Task Force was established in June 1980 to
evaluate administrative procedures and
programs in the police, Crown Counsel,
Court Services and Corrections Branches as
these pertain to the processing of cases
through the Courts.
 The objective of this study is, with the cooperation of the judiciary and without
increasing the number of judges, court rooms
or staff, to try to effect improvement in the
management of the increased number of cases
coming before our courts. The main
functions being evaluated under the task force
mandate are:
(a) witness management
(b) case management from arrest to
disposition
(c) documentation flow
(d) data storage and retrieval.
The initial evaluation phase consisted of
personal interviews with field staff in all
areas of the province to determine problem
areas, effective procedures, and to obtain
suggestions as to how to improve the case
management process. The task force will
continue to collect quantitative data and
review programs and procedures which may
be worthy of consideration for
implementation at the operational level.
The task force is comprised of four Assistant
Deputy Ministers, eight senior management
staff from the Police, Court Services, Crown
Counsel and Corrections Branches acting as a
Steering Committee and an Evaluation
Group.
The Assistant Deputy Attorney General,
Criminal Justice Division, and the Director of
Research are members of the task force.
Film Classification
Responsibilities
The Film Classification Office is responsible
for the administration of the Motion Picture
Act regulations, 1979, under which motion
pictures are examined and classified before
they are shown to the public.
Licences to operate theatres and film
exchanges are also issued by this Branch.
Theatres are inspected annually. The
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R.C.M.P. is sometimes asked to perforrS
these inspections on behalf of the Director.
Film Classification publishes a report each
year giving a detailed account of revenue ai
classification breakdown. The 1980 report
contains a five year comparison and is 1
available from the Branch upon requesiJB
Developments
In the period April 1, 1980 through to Man
31, 1981, 952 films were classified. Offlg
films, 11 were rejected and 54 were pa^ra
after editing.
Revenue from the classification of films,
issuance of licences and sale of restric^pj
clips amounted to $110,910.50 from April
1980 to March 1981.
Firearms and Special Service
Branch
The firearms and Special Services Branch :
issued 25,201 Firearms Requisition
Certificates during the year, and 600 firearj
businesses were licensed, with an addiffijl
268 retail businesses licensed to sell
ammunition only. The Branch maintai^HI
central filing system for the 56,909 FiSI
Acquisition Certificates issued since th«i|
inception of the program.
The Branch inspected all firearms busangl
in British Columbia during 1980, withffiKJ
exception of a few in the remote areas wht/
have been inspected by the R.C.M.P.
During 1980, the, Private Investigators an
Security Agencies Act was passed by the I
Legislature and the Firearms and Special I:
Services Branch began preparing for the
licensing of security patrolmen/guards,
private investigators, locksmiths, alarm
salespersons, security consultants, and
armoured car companies. It is anticipated*!
as many as 6,000 licences will be issfflB
during 1981, for this rapidly expanding  i>
industry.
 tetonsibilities
fh Branch is responsible for integrating the
eices supplied by:
■fflCo-ordinated Law Enforcement Unit
IiRlC.M.P. under contract to the
I   Province of B.C.
(B.C. Police Commission.
Iffilinated Law Enforcement Unit
Le ions ibili ties
hCo-ordinated Law Enforcement Unit was
fashed specifically to suppress organized
nib in British Columbia. It co-ordinates the
Hits of police and other agencies in a
hied, concentrated assault on illegal,
BSofit businesses such as narcotic
lacking, gambling, prostitution, loan-
baing, fencing and fraud.
D13.U. consists of a Policy Board of senior
fifials and police officers, and other
Irrigators such as seconded police officers
Bjpjivilian division of researchers,
nasts and other specialists.
U3.U. is divided into two sections: Joint
Brs Operation, and Policy Analysis
)ivion.
hiloint Forces Operation in the Lower
ifeland is directed by a Joint Management
sa, composed of the Assistant
HSffisioner in Charge of R.C.M.P.
8s ct Number One and the Deputy Chief in
ȣ;e of Staff Operations, Vancouver City
TOatThis team is mainly responsible for
faiet" selection. Two inspectors, one from
&S aicouver City Police and the other from
h? .CM.P. are responsible for the day-tote ;tivities of Joint Forces Operation.
"he is a second J.F.O. unit on Vancouver
Slal with similar liaison between local
»& and R.C.M.P.
JeMopments
?<«g 1980-1981, the J.F.O. unit was
nvtted in 96 arrests for offences such as
SUimportation and trafficking, homicide,
BJPl robbery, fencing, bookmaking, fraud,
BRitution, and major thefts. This brings the
Bp total to 824 since the origin of the
tSniuver J.F.O. in 1974.
The most notable case of the year was an
international drug conspiracy in which 29
persons were charged. The investigation cost
about $1 million and the trial, which is
expected to last from eight months to a year,
will probably cost an equal amount. Through
the operation of Vancouver J.F.O. millions of
dollars worth of illicit drugs were seized
before they could reach the consumer, and
major drug rings were destroyed.
The Vancouver Island J.F.O. was involved in
48 arrests, (mostly drug offences), bringing
its arrest total since 1975 to 265.
Policy Analysis Division, a component of
C.L.E.U. staffed by civilians, is responsible
for research, planning, testing, and coordinating the products of strategic
intelligence. The Division distributes
information as part of the program to
suppress organized crime.
There are four sections in the Policy Analysis
Division:
(a) Strategic Intelligence Section
(b) Systems Research & Development
Section
(c) Research and Prevention Section
(d) Administrative Section.
Developments
Over the past year, the Policy Analysis
Division has intensified its co-operation with
the law-enforcement community. Some of the
strategies developed by the Division to
control organized crime have been accepted
and implemented. In addition, C.L.E.U.
research has continued to attract local,
national and international recognition. An
intensive study was made of the Racketeer
Influenced and Corrupt Organizations
Statute, enacted by the U.S. Federal
Government in 1970 (R.I.C.O). This U.S.
statute was enacted specifically to deal with
the inter-related activities of criminal
organizations and with the problem of seizing
criminal assets. A report of the study was
circulated to the Provincial Attorneys
General.
Several articles prepaud by C.L.E.U. have
been reprinted in the University Law School
and the Battelle Human Affairs Research
Centre.
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 Legal Services to Government
Responsibilities
The branch represents the interests of the
Crown in civil matters. It provides advice on
general matters in areas of civil law as well as
specific services such as drafting of
legislation and the conduct of litigation
involving the Crown.
Developments
The volume of work handled by the branch
lawyers has increased dramatically as
resources improve to match the demand for
services.
There have been significant developments
towards strengthening in-house capacity.
Staff lawyers now handle:
(a) Rentalsman Litigation, Labour
Relations and Employment Law
(b) Agricultural Land Commission
(c) Expropriation arbitration in the
Ministry of Transportation & Highways
(d) Contract negotiation; in particular the
North-East Coal Project, the Terry Fox
Foundation and the Interferon
negotiations with the Welcome
Foundation in Great Britain.
General legal services to the 19 ministries of
Government are divided into five sections:
(a) Civil Law
(b) Legislative Counsel
(c) Constitutional and Administrative Law
(d) Civil Litigation)
(e) Law Section; Public Trustee.
Civil Law
This branch of the ministry represents the
interest of the Crown in civil matters. There
has been an increase in the number of public
servants within Civil Law in recent times,
mostly by "transfers" of legal positions from
other Ministries.
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Legislative Counsel
Counsel examines, revises and drafts 1
regulations and orders-in-council and   j
proposed legislation from all provincialBB
Ministries, and maintains a library of feder
provincial and British statutes.
Constitutional and
Administrative Law
This section examines all federal and  I
provincial aspects of constitutional law^m
ministries; advises and represents the 1
Attorney General in constitutional issu^B
upon all notices served upon the Attori^BJ
General by federal boards or commissiSH
(such as the Canadian Transport
Commission), and furnishes advice to ^w,
tribunals as the Energy Commission.   j
Civil Litigation
This section will represent the Crown in
litigation where the Crown is plaintiff^
defendant.
Law Section; Public Trustee
The Law Section, Office of the Public Tru§
provides and obtains legal counsel and ad'S
to the Public Trustee with respect to
proceedings and matters involving specifiu
infants, mental incompetents and certajmM
estates of deceased persons for whichlHl
Public Trustee is responsible. ExampleS'l
include: acting for the Public Trustee in
seeking adequate provision for infant^EI
the estate of a parent in a Wills Variation ,ti
proceeding, seeking recovery for mentis J
incompetents in personal injury matters|f I
seeking access for a mentally incompeten I
parent to that person's child in divorceBB
proceedings, seeking directions from ajSj
in the administration of an estate for whic I
the Public Trustee is administrator. The LI
 lion also provides and obtains legal
ja'sel and advice to the Public Trustee with
sect to proceedings and matters involving
Boperation of the Office and generally with
eject to proceedings and matters with the
Miction of the Public Trustee.
Blic Trustee
oponsibilities
JKiblic Trustee protects the estates and
facial interests of minors or mentally
Itrdered persons and settles the estates of
leased persons where no other is
epetent to act. This service is provided in
allowing ways:
.) directly administering the estates as
guardian, committee, executor, trustee,
I administrator and under power of
■attorney
raaionitoring trusts for minors or
mentally incompetent persons to ensure
that they are properly handled
(c) investigating the estates, financial
affairs and legal claims of minors and
mentally disordered persons who are
reported to have been imposed upon or
taken financial advantage of
(d) advising those persons as to the correct
course of action
(e) providing legal representatives for
those mentally disordered persons or
minors for whom the Public Trustee
has or may obtain authority to act.
Developments
Over the past year a study has been
undertaken by special consultants, the B.C.
Systems Corporation and the Comptroller-
General to develop methods to modernize
control, capacity, response and security
features of the Public Trustee's accounting
systems. Approximately $125 million in trust
accounts are administered by the branch. The
costs of the study and implementation of new
designs will be covered by ordinary office
revenue within three to five years.
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Policy Planning Division
Responsibilities
The Policy planning Division consists of
three components; the Policy and Program
Analysis Unit, the Research and Evaluation
Unit, and the Special Projects Branch.
1. Policy & Program Analysis
This Unit coordinates policy for the ministry,
linking ministry priorities and goals with
those of government and preparing policy
briefing material for decision-makers. It may
be required to:
(a) initiate the development of policy on
major issues
(b) prepare briefs on policy issues for the
Attorney General and Deputy Attorney
General
(c) coordinate policy development on
issues of interdepartmental concern.
2. Research & Fvaluation Unit
The Unit has three main areas of
responsibility:
(a) contributing to the development of
more effective and efficient programs
and procedures by initiating and
administering research and evaluation
projects
(b) coordination of research and evaluation
programs affecting the Ministry as a
whole
(c) promotion of appropriate
communication about research activity
across the Ministry and between the
Ministry and various outside
agencies—community research
services, universities and government
research staff in other jurisdictions.
During the 1980-81 fiscal year, the Unit
completed:
(a) a paper on the justifying aim of
community service by offenders
(b) an analysis on the feasibility of
recovery of Criminal Injuries
Compensation Funds by means of
community service
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(c) a field study of reparative sentenc^B
administration
(d) a review of provincial sources of I
reparative sanctions data
(e) an exploratory study of public attiaB
to the law concerning the family, B
juvenile delinquency and livelihood
(jointly with the Solicitor General of
Canada)
(f) a study on the enforcement of cru^BJ
support orders in British ColumbiaBI
On-going work of the Unit includes:
(a) the production of an annual sourc^B
book on criminal justice statistics BJ
(b) the planning (jointly with the Pol^B
Unit) of a broad approach to program
evaluation in the Ministry.
Work begun by the Unit during the 1980-8
fiscal year includes:
(a) a survey of school-based delinqueffl
programs in B.C.
(b) an evaluation of the Burnaby Youth I
Services Program
(c) a study of comparative legal theogBjl
compensation by offenders
(d) an evaluation report on the majoiBi
issues and implications for juvenile  :
delinquency programs
(e) an evaluation of the prisoner rem^™
system in B.C.
3. Special Projects Branch
The work of the Special Projects Branch
includes the duties formerly undertaken by i
the justice Coordination group. The Branch
being organized to continue this work, B
together with new special projects.
A Juvenile Crime Prevention Program has
been developed to improve local crimeBJ|
control by working with local, public and I
private agencies, and individual citizens.   .
Workshops and meetings were conducted i >
all regions of the province to demonstrate 11
value of community involvement in crime
prevention.
 Inreement was made with the Solicitor
Ijjtal of Canada to co-sponsor a juvenile
lBprevention program. The objective of
lEnt federal/provincial program is to
Ice the entry of potential young offenders
Iffie criminal justice system.
£ Kootenay Committee on Intergroup
etions (K.C.I.R.) is a committee of
ISs working to eliminate the threat of
si and other problems in the Doukhobor
■wier communities. The Committee is
ldiendent of government, and is endorsed
ft e Ministry of Attorney General.
All high schools in British Columbia have
received curriculum material on
Counter Attack, covering seven subjects. The
program is fully underway and is supported
by this Ministry, the Ministry of Education
and the Insurance Corporation of British
Columbia. Students are actively involved in
school and community aspects of the
CounterAttack program, which has received
highly favourable comments from teachers,
administrators, and school superintendents
who have actively participated in an anti-
drinking/driving program, provincially or
locally.
hCounter Attack component of the
HE:h continues to reflect the government's
Bmtment to eliminating alcohol-related
ale crashes and fatalities in this province,
liram evaluations conducted in 1980 show
HEinitial 19.5% reduction in drinking-
Ig traffic fatalities was substantially
Biiained between 1977 and 1979, resulting
gjjiives saved, 2,540 fewer injuries, as
lehs a $53.5 million saving in related costs
>s:iety.
Bjrer Attack's major task is to encourage
ha;es in attitude and behaviour through
jibement, education, community action,
ifenation, legislative reform and research
ttfiams. Development of these programs
eniued through 1980-81, with the
mpfaction and inplementation of a
afrehensive high school education
rojim, development of the Motor Vehicle
SSl'orce Report and a draft Motor Vehicle
iS.
i& cooperation and identification with the
tojim is strong. Police agencies actively
afiipate in CounterAttack's school and
ifpiation programs, as well as operating
ftMiobile roadchecks and videotape
Sifcement programs. In 1980, police in
igpijjpolumbia laid 22,190 DWI charges,
Sfcbrease of 1,617 over 1979), and issued
sb€5 roadside suspensions. Approximately
Mrirdof all licensed vehicles in British
oitibia are checked for drinking drivers.
A number of information programs were
directed toward the public, including
television and radio campaigns, poster and
pamphlet distribution, province-wide
displays, and publication of a special edition
tabloid. Information projects were sponsored
through many government and private
industry sources.
The Motor Vehicle Task Force Report and
draft Motor Vehicle Act, released to the
public in November 1980, contained the
result of deliberations and recommendations
of the Attorney General task force (1978)
which reviewed regulations and laws
governing road use in British Columbia.
A computer crash profile system was
introduced in more than 140 communities in
British Columbia. Information on nine
selected features of traffic crashes is now
available to provincial, regional or individual
communities, where only aggregate totals
were previously available.
In 1980-81 the British Columbia Medical
Association, the Canadian Medical
Association and the Motor Vehicle Task
Force Report endorsed a significant
CounterAttack recommendation for
mandatory blood alcohol testing of traffic
crash victims confined to hospital as a result
of their injuries.
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 Responsibilities
This Division is responsible for revising the
statutes of British Columbia and preparing
the necessary Tables of Concordance.
Developments
A new consolidation, volumes 1 to 6 (known
as Revised Statutes of British Columbia,
1979) came into force May 17, 1980. Tables
of concordance, prepared under the
supervision of this Division, were distributed
by the Continuing Legal Education Society.
A new data base of the 1979 revision, sent on
line from the Ministry to Q.L. Ltd. in
Kingston, Ontario in May 1980, replaced the
existing statute data base.
Among other developments, Volume 7 of the
consolidation has been prepared and was
distributed to subscribers in May, 1981.
Volume 7 includes:
Part A: Revised Statutes Act, order and]
proclamation
Part B: Colonial constitutional docume^H
Part C: British North America Acts
Part D: Table of Reserved Bills and
Disallowed Acts 1849-1978
Part E: Table of Local, Private and
Unconsolidated Public Acts
Part F: Historical Table showing the
disposition of each section of R.S.BBi
1960 and of annual statutes 1961 to
1979
Part G: A consolidated version of the Britis
North America Acts, 1867 to date.Bl
In addition, a computer tape of the Provinc
first comprehensive statute index (volu^BJ
was produced by the Canadian Law
Information Council and delivered to the
Queen's Printer on June 1, 1981. Work on i
revision of the statutes continues, along wr
special assignments.
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 ipport and Regulatory Services
»onsibilities
Branch is responsible for integrating
ces supplied by:
MFinance and Administration
■Personnel
Rnformation Services
jjiLibrary Services
■Land Titles.
ubpments
(Branch has been involved in a number of
Ss, including staff development and
reorganization of department structures to
implement new policies. There has been
continuing liaison with B.C. Systems
Corporation in the management of data
systems which are an essential part of the
services supplied by this Branch. As an
extension of computer services, a new
Registrar has been appointed to the Land
Titles Branch to administer the new computer
programs which have been introduced to
record Certificates of Title and other Land
Titles documentation.
MINISTRY OF ATTORNEY GENERAL
Summary
Estimated 1980-81
Staff
$
(       6)
155,343
(    160)
5,561,051
(1,435)
34,558,563
(   280)
9,139,726
(     95)
46,035,075
(2,061)
63,679,321
11,715,293
(     73)
4,826,766
(     52)
1,342,993
(   135)
6,009,712
(     28)
2,557,118
(       6)
382,506
(       8)
329,314
1,918,200
(     87)
1,820,944
(     48)
1,613,155
(     10)
1,037,410
(       6)
143,795
(   315)
7.110,955
(       2)
. 102,350
37,903,000
1,750,000
(4,805)
239,692,590
aster's Office	
fijTsfration and Support	
at Services	
iinal Justice Division	
Services	
Bffions	
■■Services Society	
BBervices to Government	
pior and County Judiciary	
J'ncial Judiciary	
triers	
ith Columbia Parole Board .'.	
Reform Commission	
imal Injuries Compensation Act	
Ipjrustee	
Iraimission	
IK^olumbia Racing Commission	
flljassification Branch	
Jragistry Branch	
d in Council Patients' Review Board..
lil.ng Occupancy Charges	
Wuter and Consulting Charges	
Total of ministry	
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 Support and Regulatory Services
Finance and Administration
Responsibilities
This branch is responsible for the
development, application and maintenance of
financial policies within the ministry. The
office also manages all aspects of the
ministry's data and facilities group.
The Finance and Administration section is
divided into five components. They are:
(a) Financial Operations
(b) Facilities Management Unit
(c) Data Services
(d) Budget Analysis
(e) Internal Audit.
Developments
During the fiscal year 1980-1981, emphas
was placed on financial control to ensure tl
the Ministry of Attorney General complied
with rules and regulations currently being
developed by the Ministry of Finance, the
Auditor General and the Office of the 1
Comptroller-General.
Personnel Services
Responsibilities
The Branch recruits and selects staff for the
Ministry, classifies job descriptions, monitors
labour relations, provides safety standard
training and supervises employee relations.
Services are provided from Regional
Personnel Offices in Vancouver (Lower
Mainland Regions), Kamloops (Interior
Region), and Prince George (Northern
Region), under direction from Headquarters
in Victoria.
Developments
Establishment control for regular,
full-time positions  4,796
Requisitions processed  3,000
Competitions processed  450
Organization reviews  30
Individual position
classification reviews  190
E.P.E.C. submissions  15
Legal Officer Evaluation
Committee submissions  28
Grievances  250
Training: sessions conducted  ... 31
Managers in attendance  465
Major personnel projects for 1980 include:
Corrections
(a) Post and Organization Review
(b) Staff Planning Technique
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(c) Probation Officers
(d) Correction Personnel Classificat^B
Project.
Court Services
(a) Staffing Standards
(b) Court Administration and SherifBB
Services Offices
(c) Courts Classification CommittetBB
(d) Physical Fitness Standards, Deputy
Sheriffs.
Legal Services To Government
(a) Major recruitment drive, Civil iM
Section
(b) Reorganizing, Public Trustee's Qfficj
Criminal Justice Division
Change in geographic boundaries for Cro\
Counsel.
Policy Planning
(a) Establishment of Special ProjecSI
Branch
(b) Dissolution of Justice Coordinate j
Branch.
Support & Regulatory Services
(a) Information Services reorganizagl
(b) Fire Commission reorganizationBJI
(c) Land Titles "exceptional absence!' |
study.
 Information Services
| oonsibilities
IRiation Services provides the people of
I |h Columbia with current information
j rding changes and developments on
Ipms, services, structures and policies
Bin the Ministry.
ISer to disseminate information, this
jibe prepares and distributes news
Igps, brochures, booklets, audio-visual
■rial, handbooks and annual reports.
Information Services promotes internal
communication throughout the Ministry of
Attorney General and also provides ready
information to the general public.
Developments
The Director of Information Services has
been appointed to co-ordinate the activities of
the Information Services Branch.
Library Services
Oonsibilities
Imbrary serves the Ministry of Attorney
ie:ral through:
) the acquisition, bibliographic control
Hand distribution of texts, reports and
(■government publications
0 the development of a central law and
■■management collection
BJareference services
■winter-library loans and other user
:services
lathe co-ordination of ministry library
;   activities
;|l the liaison with related agencies such
^Jis the Law Library Foundation and the
)   Canadian Law Information Council,
ifttry Services is part of the Information
aies Branch.
'elopments
mm new services were instituted in 1980.
qfnputer terminal was installed in the
main library, with access to the QL data base.
This system reduces research time through
automatic retrieval of law reports, statutes
and other information. Upon request, lawyers
have access to selected case tables, abstracts
and indices.
The library also commenced publishing
UPDATE, a newsletter for library users. The
publication includes recent accessions,
notices, research tips and similar items of
interest. As a result of this publication, use of
the collection has increased markedly over
the last 12 months.
Records of several new collections were
added to the computer catalogue. This
catalogue, available in printout or microfiche,
lists the holdings of the main library, the
B.C. Police Commission Library, the Coordinated Law Enforcement Unit Library, and
the Oakalla Women's Unit collection.
Eventually all ministry holdings will be
included.
Land Titles Service
esonsibilities
hf-and Titles Service operates the Torrens
ysm of registration of title to land,
plains and develops the system, and
Wis out the following functions:
Doings newly granted Crown land into
the system
(b) registers and gives good safeholding
and marketable title to all dealings by
owners with land
(c) records involuntary claims against land
such as builders liens, caveats, etc.
(d) passes on the correctness of plans of
subdivision of land and registers the
same if found to be in order
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Support and Regulatory Services
(e) provides State of Title certificates and
other classes of search of Land Titles
records
(f) provides the forum and judicial officer
for hearings of applications to cancel
plans.
The Director, Land Titles, supervises seven
land title districts, each under the supervision
of its own Registrar. The Director regulates
the procedures followed in the registry
offices. He is also available to advise the
Registrars on all legal matters and to perform
the duties of Registrar when required.
The responsibility of each Registrar is to
interpret the Land Title Act and all applicable
law, and to ensure that security of title is
maintained at all times.
Developments
The number of applications received in
1980-1981 totalled 640,085 as compared to
523,314 in 1979-1980. This figure is
restricted to ownership transfers, and charges
such as mortgages, agreements for sale and
money judgments. It does not include
miscellaneous filings made under the Lanaf
Title Act and other statutes.
Land Titles approximate revenue in
1980-1981 is $36,612,369.68 compared to
the 1979-1980 total of $24,081,433.00. 1
In recognition of the heavy increase in  I
property development, a computer program
has been introduced into the Land Title fl
Office in Victoria, to record all information
concerning applications for Certificates qJJ
Title. This program will reduce the
processing time for applications.
A Land Titles School (a division of the 1
Justice Institute), has been inaugurated for
Land Titles Office staff so they might be
better trained to serve the public.
The first volume of the Land Titles Practic
Manual (2-volume) work has now beeipB
issued. It will replace the Guide to the new
Land Title Practices and the former Land
Registry Practice Manual.
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 B.C. Board of Parole*
B.C. Coroners Service
B.C. Police Cornmission*
B.C. Racing Commission*
Criminal Injuries Compensation Act*
^Sice Development Commission*
Law Reform Commission*
Legal Services Society*
Office of the Fire Commissioner*
Order-In-Council Patients' Review Board
* Files a separate annual report.
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 Boards and Commissions
B.C. Board of Parole
Responsibilities
Under new provisions of the Parole Act
(Canada), the Parole Board reviews
applications for parole from inmates of
provincial Correctional Centres. The Board
previously had jurisdiction over inmates
under the age of 22 who were serving an
indeterminate sentence following a definite
sentence.
A unique feature of the Board is its
membership, which is comprised of members
of the public from six regions of the
Province. The community has representation
through the Board and can contribute to
parole decisions which affect the public.
The B.C. Board of Parole files a separate
Annual Report.
Developments
A policy manual covering the new
responsibilities under the Act has been
prepared and distributed throughout the
justice system.
An agreement has been reached between
members of the Canadian Association of
Paroling Authorities for the transfer of
parolees between member boards. There are
four jurisdictions involved: Governments of
Canada, Ontario, Quebec and British J
Columbia.
The Board is committed to; the developing
of policies which allow for restitution by B
inmates for their offences; improved
communication between the Board and
inmates; the development of a Management
Information System in support of researclpl
and program evaluation; and the
encouragement of public accountability at flit
community level. Statistics for the fiscal yea
1980-1981 are as follows:
Number of Reviews  1039*
Number of Grants  527
Number of Denials  277
Number of Revocations  76
Number on Parole as of
March 31, 1980  65
Number on Parole as of
March 31, 1981          275
This figure reflects all case decisions 1
rendered by the Board and includes: grants^
denials, deferrals, revocations, extensions of
temporary parole and decisions of no actiffl'
B.C. Coroner's Service
Responsibilities
The B.C. Coroners Service, headed by the
Chief Coroner, is comprised of approximately
150 permanent and fee-for-service staff
located throughout the province. The Coroner
has five main roles:
(a) The Investigative Role—the medicolegal investigation of sudden deaths.
This involves the coroner, enforcement
agencies, pathologists, toxicologists,
other forensic scientists, and in more
complex cases, specialists as
investigators.
(b) The Judicial Role—The judicial
responsibilities of the coroner in
Coroners Court. This is a court of law
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where inquests are held to establislffi
circumstances surrounding death.
(c) The Reporting Role—the Chief  j
Coroner is obligated by law, to report;:
the findings and recommendation:^
brought forward by inquests and j
inquiries to the appropriate persons™ j
agencies and ministries of governrnerii
The objective of the reporting role is 1i
have the recommendations
implemented and thus prevent similar 1
deaths occurring in the future.
(d) The Preventive Role—the collecOTI
and analysis of data arising from 1
coroners' inquiries and inquests. J
Thorough analysis permits the
 identification of trends in mortality
from which preventive measures can be
developed and recommendations made.
|je) The Administrative Role—
responsibilities of the coroner include:
the issuance of warrants to bury/
cremate; completion of death
registrations; control of exhumations;
and granting permission to transport
bodies across provincial boundaries.
There is also considerable involvement
i in counselling bereaved relatives.
Ifelopments
jiompliance with the Coroners Act, (first
Acted in 1975 but not proclaimed and reacted in 1979) the Service has introduced
S.onal representation with the appointment
Hive full-time Regional Coroners. Twenty-
Jw permanent positions have been
njroved for the Coroner's Service, including
THl-time Coroners. The Regional
Jffiers will be responsible for Coroners
lii'n each region and will be available to
tsst the 123 fee-for-service local Coroners
■Bivestigations, inquiries and inquests.
Signal Coroners will also identify local
Sling needs for Coroners. As a further aid
uaining, a training manual for Coroners
w produced in 1980 by the Justice Institute
fflffiish Columbia.
fyroval in principle has been given for the
Timer's office to be located in the new
is%:ouver General Hospital, which will be
Spleted in late 1982. The Vancouver
toner will be using morgue facilities in the
ie complex and have access to some of the
n<: modern pathology equipment available.
The connection of the Coroner's Service with
a major teaching hospital is of major
importance. It is also an advantage to the
medical profession when it is involved in
forensic pathology. The joint facilities will
enable students of pathology to benefit from
practical training in forensic autopsies, so
filling the gap in forensic pathology training
which now exists.
Because of an increasing workload, a serious
backlog of toxicology testing in medico-legal
cases has developed over the past few years.
These delays have created considerable
problems for coroners, police and
pathologists, and caused hardship to bereaved
relatives. The Chief Coroner has initiated a
study of these problems, with the assistance
of consultants in the field. The group is
considering the feasibility of using regional
laboratory services for basic toxicology
testing. Full screen toxicology testing for
unknown drugs will continue at the central
laboratory. It is expected that the results of
this study will reduce the backlog
significantly.
Research has been initiated into forming a
data base and records system for the
Coroner's Service. Historically, there has
been no data base for use with analyses in
causes of unnatural deaths within the
Province.
A study of death in the young was made by
UBC research staff. This study produced a
startling picture of mortality among our
youth, showing that violent death is much
more common in B.C. than in other parts of
Canada. A pilot study of perinatal deaths has
also begun, which should lead to a larger
study scheduled to commence in the summer
of 1981.
B.C. Police Commission
&)onsibilities
Mr the Police Act of British Columbia, the
SKssion is responsible for the training,
Wards and co-ordination of all provincial
^municipal activities throughout the
%<ince, including the liaison with the
Assistant Deputy Minister, Police Services,
Ministry of Attorney General, municipal
police boards and committees.
Responsibilities include supervising the B.C.
Police Academy; creating and encouraging
programs for the promotion of harmonious
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 Boards and Commissions
relationships between the police and the
public and research studies or projects related
to law enforcement and crime prevention;
maintaining a system of statistical records;
and performing all other duties as may be
necessary in the field of policing in the
Province of British Columbia.
The B.C. Police Commission tables its own
Annual Report.
Developments
The Uniform Crime Reporting System
showed an increase in Criminal Code
offences of 7.9 per cent excluding drug
offences and traffic CC. offences, from a
total of 295,030 in 1979; it is the largest
increase in the last five years.
The growth and evaluation of crime
prevention programs continued to be a major
concern of the Commission throughout 1980,
with emphasis on police and community
program co-operation. Business, service
clubs, and the community in general have
contributed to many programs started by
local police departments and detachments.
Funds for crime prevention for 1979-1980
came partly from the Government of British
Columbia and partly from the federal
Department of the Solicitor General.
Research projects were carried out in 1980 by
Commission staff, or under the sponsorship
of the B.C. Police Commission. Projects
included reports on trends in municipal
policing costs in British Columbia, policing
costs in Williams Lake, and witness
protection in British Columbia. A Victim's
Service Directory started in 1980 will be
completed in 1981.
The B.C. Police Commission publishes the
B.C. Police Journal each quarter. The
journal is gaining ever-increasing support. It
contains news of particular relevance to
police matters, with contributions from police
and other members of the criminal justice
system.
24
The executive of the B.C. Police Commi*
organized regional visits in the province an
met with people in policing, minority grou]
municipal officials and the general publics]
Kelowna and Prince George and their j
surroundings.
Most of the goals set by the CommissirH
the beginning of the year have been met. T
Commission recognizes that there is a ^B
for intensified effort in fighting crime,BJ
reactively and by strong crime prevenhM
programs.
B.C. Police Academy
The objective of the B.C. Police Academ],
to educate, train, and develop peace of^ffi
for the Province of British Columbia,  j
Recruit Training Program—Course comb]
has been redeveloped to provide contijffll
rather than repetition of known facts. DurJ
the three-year training period before auaiil
the status of certified municipal const^l
recruits are spending a total of 32 weeks u
the Academy. In 1980, 339 recruits attend
the various levels of recruit training.  |
The first class graduated in March 1975 i\~
in the six years since, approximately 409fc.
the serving officers, men and women of I:
municipal forces in British Columbia havi
had the benefit of training at the B.Cwlfl
Academy. There are presently 220 perso:.-;:
undergoing recruit training there.
Advance Programs have been reorganize in
An instructional services component hasten
created for the development, co-ordiMilp
and administration of advanced traini^ li
sessions.
The Assessment Centre has served the t"P6
community by assisting in the adminngffl
of pre-selection and promotional proceed
In 1980, 166 recruits were assessed in f j !
selection centres, 72 candidates in |
promotional centres, and 26 peace offks I
were trained as assessors.
 «
lards and Commissions
B.C. Racing Commission
ponsibilities
{B.C. Racing Commission is empowered
Rem, direct, control and regulate horse
M in the Province as set out in rules and
Ilations of the Horse Racing Act as
Siws:
.) licences all personnel connected with
horse racing
fflinvestigates alleged and actual
■violations of racing regulations and
I ■criminal acts
IBensures the security of horses
(■competing at the race tracks
IBensures the examination of all
I j; competing horses by a qualified
veterinarian
iMiears appeals of defendants charged
[Bvith breaches of racing regulations;
I    and meets with other national and
international regulatory bodies to
BEiaintain the high standard of
1   presentation
(f) promotes and ensures the proper
distribution of the Breeder Incentive
Fund, the B.C. Bred Purse Supplement
Fund, and the Horse Racing
Improvement Fund, pursuant to the
requirements of the Horse Racing Tax
Act.
The B.C. Racing Commission presents its
own annual Report.
Developments
(a) 5,500 licences were issued to
personnel at the race track
(b) 3,600 races were supervised by
Commission staff
(c) 25,000 horses entered to race were
examined by Commission veterinarians
to prevent illegal activity and protect
the wagering public
(d) Investigations were made into alleged
and known activities of licences and
the criminal element, to ensure honest
racing.
Criminal Injuries Compensation Act
tetonsibilities
KKiminal Injury Compensation Act is
Sinistered by the Workers' Compensation
Sod. The Act provides for compensation
iHetims of violent and certain other
rii;s.
ihCriminal Injury Compensation Act tables
t.s vn Annual Report in the Legislature.
Developments
In fiscal year 1979-1980, the actual cost of
the program was $1,926,658, of which 19%
was cost incurred by the Workers'
Compensation Board in their administration
of the Act. The amount paid to victims for
the fiscal year 1980-1981 is $1,600,868.
There is a 100 per capita contribution from
the Federal Government which results in a
contribution for fiscal year 1981-1982 of
approximately $260,000.
Justice Development Commission
Sensibilities
fheCommission provides grants for the
ollving purposes:
( To facilitate the improvement of the
administration of justice in British
Columbia
(b) To assist in the extension of justice
services to those members of our
society who do not presently have
sufficient access to them
 (c) To provide experimental and alternative
programs capable of improving the
quality of justice throughout the
Province.
The Commission submits its own Annual
Report showing the specific distribution of
funds, as well as a brief description of
projects for which money was made
available.
Developments
In 1980 there were three souces of funds
within the jurisdiction of the Justice
Development Commission,
(a) Core Funds—allocated to
"established" agencies in the
community, which have been operating
programs and providing services within
the justice system for several years
(b) Short-Term Demonstration Projet^BJ
funds were made available for
investigation into new ways of
delivering justice services. These fm
are restricted to short-term project:*!
(c) Juvenile Crime Prevention—an \
allotment for special projects to fl
increase community awareness of
juvenile crime prevention.
Eleven core agencies received funds in the
amount of $537,585.62 in 1980. Eighfl|
agencies received funds of $228,629.2^8
demonstration projects. In the "speciaflB
projects/juvenile crime prevention" caKJS
six agencies received funds in the amoffll
$176,890.38. These projects included j
juvenile accountability panels, youth 1
counselling projects, and support of justiet
councils across the Province.
Law Reform Commission
Responsibilities
The Law Reform Commission is constituted
under the Law Reform Commission Act of
1969. Its function is to keep the laws of the
Province under constant review by research,
and to make recommendations to the
Attorney General.
The Law Reform Commission tables its own
Annual Report in the Legislature.
Developments
During 1980, final reports were submitted to
the Attorney General, on the following
subjects:
Civil Litigation in the Public Interest
(LRC46); Calculation of Interest on
Foreclosure (LRC 47); The Recovery of
Unauthorized Disbursement of Public Funds
(LRC 48).
Government action was taken in 1980 with
respect to recommendations contained in the
following reports of the Commission:
LRC 45, Appendix to Annual Report for
1979 (Attorney General Statutes Ameimat
Act, 1980 S.B.C. 1980, c 1, ss. 7, 17).
LRC 32, Proof of Marriage in Civil
Proceedings (Attorney General Statut^U
Amendment Act, 1980) S.B.C. 1980, c. It
8).
LRC 22, Powers of Attorney and Mental J:
Incapacity (Attorney General Statute^M
Amendment Act, 1980). S.B.C. 1980, c.
s.ll)
LRC 24, Security Interest in Real Propetj
Remedies on Default (Attorney General I
Statutes Amendment Act, 1980).
Work currently in progress involves ■
investigation of the following:
(a) Arbitration
(b) Crown Liens
(c) Reviewable Transactions
(d) Personal Injury Claims
(e) Prejudgment Interest Act
(f) Extrinsic Aids to Statutory
Interpretation
(g) Office of the Sheriff
 girds and Commissions
Benefits Conferred Under a Mistake of
Baw
julegal Contracts
| Distress for Rent and Other Debts.
j! ig Papers were distributed for comment
Iffionse on the following subjects:
(a) Calculation of Interest on Foreclosure
(b) The Making and Revocation of Wills
(c) Benefits Conferred Under A Mistake
of Law
(d) Distress for Rent and Other Debts.
Legal Services Society
sjnsibilities
dime Legal Services Society Act, 1979,
l^ty provides legal assistance to
ivluals who would not otherwise receive
qse of financial or other reasons.
Bffiin, advice, and information about the
m~. provided to the public.
Migal Services Society administers the
alid plan through its 18 offices in the
Bffi. In 20 other locations, private
«j|is act as area directors for the plan.
■gi e applicants are referred to lawyers
lit t for a reduced fee.
mber of independent societies
Ufthout the province receive funds from
fSsaety with which to run community law
I*. Funds are also provided by the
faj Legal Programs branch of the Society
Office of the Fire
Espnsibilities
je/'Tice of the Fire Commissioner is
Spisible for establishing standards for fire
fetin the Province. The Fire Services Act
ipai es the responsibilities of the Fire
Mnissioner into fire inspection and
WUion (Division of Fire Safety) and
lali of fire suppression, which is
ftinined by local government through the
Ife ')mmissioner and Fire Services
tiviry Board.
he (ice of the Fire Commissioner files its
Ifflhiinual Report.
JKSMsion of Fire Safety is responsible
>r:
cAakocessing plans for building of
I   ssembly, educational and institutional
for three community law offices, which
provide legal services to predominantly
native communities, and the Native
Courtworker and Counselling Association of
B.C.
Financial assistance is also given to the
Vancouver Community Legal Assistance
Society, the Elizabeth Fry Society, and the
law students' advice clinics in Vancouver and
Victoria. Law students working from these
clinics give free legal advice to people who
cannot afford a lawyer. For example,
assistance is given to small claims creditors
or people wishing to sponsor refugees.
The Legal Services Society is funded only in
part by the Government, operates
independently of the Ministry of Attorney
General and tables its own Annual Report in
the Legislature.
Commissioner
occupancies; reviewing plans of
flammable liquids and propane gas
bulk storage facilities
( b) inspecting propane installations
(c) hearing appeals resulting from Fire
Commissioner orders
(d) carrying out fire protection surveys for
regional districts
(e) investigating all suspicious fires or
fires where there was loss of life, large
property damage or where violations of
the regulations were suspected
( f) training of police and fire personnel in
fire investigation and related duties
(g) providing printed information and
guidelines to the public and fire service
personnel on topical subjects relating
to fire safety
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 Boards and Commissions
(h) fire prevention via television and
films trips
(i) liaison with other agencies or
organizations concerned with fire
safety.
Developments
The Engineering Section processed 1477 fire
fighting/suppression plans in 1980. Staff
inspected 14 industrial and commercial
propane installations, 3 bulk propane
facilities and 7 tanker vehicles. Regulations
require that all propane systems in
recreational vehicles are inspected regularly.
Moving picture projectionist examinations,
held pursuant to the Fire Services Act and
regulations, were attended by 24 applicants
and 18 inspections were made of moving-
picture theatres.
Decisions were made on more than 200
appeals. These appeals were made to the Fire
Commissioner by building owners and/or
occupiers following orders received by them
from local fire authorities to improve fire
safety aspects of their buildings.
Lectures and demonstrations were given to
institutional, commercial and service
organizations, as well as fire and police
services personnel. These lectures covered
general fire safety, propane installations and
other aspects of fire regulations.
Since the formation of the Fire Services
Academy (Justice Institute of British
Columbia) in 1978, program development
has been accelerated to meet the demands of
2500 paid full-time fire fighters, 4000
volunteer fire fighters and 300 industrial fire
fighters. In the last year, approximately 2000
students from more than 100 communities
attended courses at the Fire Services   '
Academy. The courses included leadership
development, fire prevention, fire
investigation, volunteer fire fighting (field
training), and industrial fire prevention. In
co-operation with the Buildings Standard
Branch, Ministry of Municipal Affairs,
lectures were delivered via the Anik-B I
Satellite system to 404 candidates at 12 earl
terminals located throughout the Province
Approximately 200,000 guidelines on varic
fire topics were distributed through FireH
Service Information Services last year. Tffi
newsletter "In Fire Mation" continues to
attract interest, having a circulation of 210C
in government offices, industry, media affl
others interested in fire safety.
Fire prevention fire safety filmstrips wenB
distributed to all the television stations in
British Columbia for broadcasting as publit
service announcements. Donations of "free
time amounted to over $20,000 from one
local station alone. Plans are proceeding fo
"Learn Not to Burn" school curriculum.
The Arson Alert Program and operations
centre continues to offer a 24 hours-a-day
information line and the services of a teamt
fire investigators. The public is encourage!
to participate in this way in the fight again i
arson.
On November 1, 1980 the National Fire
Code of Canada 1977 was adopted as the
British Columbia Fire Code Regulation. T.
regulation will provide the Province witffljl
uniform fire safety regulation.
A regional office in Nanaimo was opened '%■■
June 1979. It has contributed to a definite
improvement in the level of service on
Vancouver Island. The regional office hasr
also formed a closer liaison with local firei
departments for fire prevention and
investigation. Plans have recently bee^H
approved for five more regional offices to|?
established in 1981.
FIRE LOSSES IN 1980
No. of
Dollar! jo
Fires
Dead
Injured
Lost Lj
1980
7369
89
305
$106,36?fe
1979
7656
125
444
$I06,30(OQ
The average per capita loss from fire \«as|
$40.35; an average of 2.79 fires for ever>
1000 persons in British Columbia.   I
 1} Fatalities
lln: 50      Women: 19      Children: 20
Ijess Smoking/imprisonment
Hugh liquor  39
     5
ri Vehicle Accidents  11
jper use/installation of
id fuel fixed equipment     6
rsons (43%) were asleep at the time of
Dollars Lost
j itional Institutions
  $8.3 million (1980)
|     9.3 million (1979)
   19,597,637 (1980)
*Large-Loss Fires
50  36.6 million
($250,000 individual loss) (1980)
Automobile Fires
20% of total  2.5 million
Residential Fires
28.3% (1-2 family dwelling)   27.7 million
Apartment Building—6.85
The period 4 p.m. to midnight accounted for
43% of fires in 1980. Although fewer fires
were reported from midnight to 8 a.m.
(23%), fires occurring during this period
caused the most harm in terms of fatalities
(57%) and dollars lost (47%).
*34% of the Province's annual dollars lost by
fire. This number includes 14 'set' fires.
Order-in-Council Patients' Review Board
esjnsibilities
llranch reviews the records of persons
fflgve been found "not guilty by reason
Mgmty" for indictable offences, or who
tafit to stand trial for other reasons.
evopments
tag 1980, the Board reviewed the conduct
M-patients, compared with 213 in
M1979. The number of patients currently
dS t to review fluctuates between 140 and
150, and there seems to be a consistent flow
of patients at this level. Of these patients, 84
are in-patients at the Forensic Psychiatric
Institute, being "not guilty by reason of
insanity", or unfit to stand trial; 61 are living
in the community subject to regular
supervision by the Forensic Psychiatric
Services.
It is noteworthy that the patients living in the
community generally manage without further
conflict with the law and no serious episodes
involving violence have been reported.
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  DIRECTORY
ATTORNEY GENERAL                      DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL
Hon. Allan Williams, Q.C.                     Mr. Richard H
Vogel
Room 232
609 Brought™
Street
Parliament Build
ngs                                 5th Floor
Victoria, B.C.
Victoria, B.C.
V8V 1X4
387-1866               V8V 1X4
384-4434
|| SERVICES
navid J. Warren
Mr. Donald Rose
Mr. Michael Neufeld
lant Deputy Minister
Director, Management Resource
Information Officer
ii Services Headquarters
Court Services Headquarters
Court Services Headquarters
ffl'ourts, 6th Floor
Law Courts, 6th Floor
Law Courts, 6th Floor
I) irdett Avenue
850 Burdett Avenue
850 Burdett Avenue
lia, B.C.
Victoria, B.C.
Victoria, B.C.
KSIB4
387-1521
V8W 1B4                  387-1521
V8W 1B4                  387-1521
{jM Headquarters
DISTRICT 2
DISTRICT 3
jlries B. Hack
Mr. Steve Rumsey
Mr. Roy W. Pettit
fflal Manager
Regional Manager
Regional Manager
mS'ervices Division
Court Services Division
Court Services Division
Jf rt Street
Box 42
100—522 7th Street
tfta, B.C.
800 Hornby Street
New Westminster, B.C.
I8K3
387-1496
Vancouver, B.C.
V6Z 2C5                    668-2304
V3M 5T5                   525-7701
S3ICT4
DISTRICT 5
Hln Kidd
Mr. Cliff Brown
■gi a] Manager
Regional Manager
iwiervices Division
Court Services Division
Wattle Street
1011—4th Avenue
IBDpS', B.C.
Prince George, B.C.
>GS5
374-3681
V2L3H9                   562-8131
MICTIONS
ftjmard G. Rob
nson
Mr. A.K.B. Sheridan
Mr. Ken Horodyski
84 ssioner of Corrections
Deputy Commissioner
Director of Information Services
Jrnions Branch
Corrections Branch
Corrections Branch
hFDr
4th Floor
4th Floor
S'es Street
535 Yates Street
535 Yates Street
itffii, B.C.
Victoria, B.C.
Victoria, B.C.
8V(4
387-5354
V8V 1X4                   387-5354
V8V 1X4                  387-5948
W Cain
REGION 1
REGION 2
W~ of Inspections
Mr. J. Graham
Mr. E.W. Harrison
B"1 lanuaras
>W.ons Branch
hF)r
Regional Director of Corrections
Vancouver Island Region
Regional Director of Corrections
Vancouver Region
ifes Street
ifP, B.C
8V a
947 Fort St.
Ste. 400—805 West Broadway St.
Victoria, B.C.
Vancouver, B.C.
V8V 3K3                   387-1581
V5Z 1K1                  872-7561
387-5948
31
 REGION 3
REGION 4
REGION 5
Mr. L. Hopper
Mr. A.E. Neufeld
Mr. G. Chappie
Regional Director of Corrections
Regional Director of Corrections
Regional Director of Conti
South Fraser Region
North Fraser Region
180—546 St. Pauls StrSI
c/o Room 200—33384 South
303—11965 Fraser Street
Kamloops, B.C.
Fraser Way
Maple Ridge, B.C.
V2C 5T1                   3740:
Abbotsford, B.C.
V2X 8H7                   467-509
V2S 2B5                    859-6701
REGION 6
Mr. W.F. Foster
Regional Director of Corrections
Northern Region
2nd Floor, Plaza 400
1011 Fourth Avenue
Prince George, B.C.
V2L3H9                   562-8131
Local 392
CRIMINAL JUSTICE DIVISION
Mr. Alan E. Filmer
General Information
Mr. Hal N. Yacowar ■
Assistant Deputy Attorney General
& Inquiries             384-4434
Director
609 Broughton Street
Policy Planning
3rd Floor
609 Broughton StreeHI
Victoria. B.C.
3rd Floor
V8V 1X4                   384-4434
Victoria, B.C.
V8V 1X4                  3844:
Regional Crown Counsel
REGION 2
REGION 3
REGION 1
Regional Crown Counsel
Mr. A.K. Hoem
Mr. J.W. Anderson
P.O. Box 10125
Regional Crown Counse g
Regional Crown Counsel
Pacific Centre, Ste. 450
202—5766— 176A Stre
852 Fort Street
700 West Georgia Street
Surrey. B.C.
Victoria, B.C.
Vancouver, B.C.
V3S 4H3                   51261
V8W IH8                  387-6743
V7Y IC6                   684-7421
REGION 4
REGION 5
REGION 6
Mr. Sean Madigan
Mr. R.C. Hunter
Mr. P.W. Ewert
Regional Crown Counsel
Regional Crown Counsel
Regional Crown CotSW
The Law Courts. Begbie Sq.
1165 Battle Street
519—280 Victoria Stre
Carnarvon Street
Suite 206
Prince George, B.C.
New Westminster, B.C.
Kamloops, B.C.
V2L4X3                  5-81
V3M 1C9                  525-0451
V2C 2N4                   374-5616
Film Classification Branch
Firearms and Special Services
Ms. Mary Louise McCausland
Branch
Director
Mr. L.M. Newson
140 East 8th Avenue
Director
Vancouver, B.C.
525 Fort Street
V5T 1R7                   879-6564
Victoria, B.C.
V8V 1X4                   387-3152
32
 r
ImCE SERVICES
!i Robin Bourne
llHht Deputy Minister
i Broughton Street
5 Floor
loria, B.C.
.1X4 384-4434
liSL SERVICES TO GOVERNMENT
Islative Counsel
VlMlan R. Roger
Islative Counsel
!r Floor
jt Annex
%iment Buildings
Uiria, B.C.
f< 1X4
Co-Ordinated Law Enforcement
Unit (C.L.E.U.)
Mr. Robert C. Simson
Director
2588 Cadboro Bay Road
Victoria. B.C.
V8R 5J2 598-4545
General Information and
Inquiries 384-4434
387-6391
i Law
Alprman Prelypchan
Sum;e Director
>01roughton Street
Ulloor
IH B.C.
ii 1X4 384-4434
n% y and Social Services
Senn
^iDhn Morton
Ktor
Ktlroughton Street
ifiloor
iri B.C.
M5IX4 384-4434
SB: Trustee
Mt.W. Foote
W: Trustee
s|265
Wlornby Street
fliuver, B.C.
V^!E5 685-2431
Constitutional and
Administrative Law
Mr. E. Robert A. Edwards
Director. ■
609 Broughton Street
5th Floor
Victoria. B.C.
V8V 1X4 384-4434
Resource Law Section
Mr. Peter D. Meyers
Director
609 Broughton St.
4th Floor
Victoria, B.C.
V8V 1X4
384-4434
Consumer and Corporate Affairs
Section
Mr. J. David Edgar
Director
940 Blanshard Street
2nd Floor
Victoria. B.C.
V8W 3E6 387-1749
Civil Litigation
Mr. W.A. Pearce
Acting Director
609 Broughton Street
5 th Floor
Victoria, B.C.
V8V 1X4
384-4434
Government Operations Section
Mr. Harry C. Feme
Director
609 Broughton Street
4th Floor
Victoria, B.C.
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Law Section; Public Trustee
Mr. R. Scott M. Arthurs
Director
Suite 265
800 Hornby Street
Vancouver. B.C.
V6Z2E5 685-2431
33
 POLICY PLANNING DIVISION
Mr. Robert D. Adamson
General Information and
Policy and Program Ana,
Assistant Deputy Attorney General
Inquiries                 384-4434
Mr. Geoffrey Hutt
609 Broughton Street
Director
5th Floor
609 Broughton Street
Victoria, B.C.
5th Floor
V8V 1X4                   384-4434
Victoria. B.C.
V8V 1X4                  381
Research & Evaluation Unit
Special Projects Branch
Dr. Ab Thorvaldson
Ms. Donna Levin
Director
Director
815 Hornby Street
609 Broughton Street
Vancouver, B.C.
5th Floor
V6Z 2E6                    668-3123
Victoria, B.C.
V8V 1X4                   384-4434
STATUTE REVISION
Dr. Gilbert Kennedy Q.C.
General Information and
Associate Deputy Attorney General
Inquiries                384-4434
609 Broughton Street
3rd Floor
Victoria, B.C.
V8V 1X4                   384-4434
SUPPORT AND REGULATORY SERVICES
Mr. Frank A. Rhodes
Finance and Administration
Mr. Leslie Holding
Assistant Deputy Minister
Mr. Gordon S. Hogg
Director of Financially
609 Broughton Street
Ministry Comptroller
609 Broughton Street
5th Floor
609 Broughton Street
2nd Floor
Victoria, B.C.
2nd Floor
Victoria, B.C.
V8V 1X4                   384-4434
Victoria. B.C.
V8V 1X4                   384-4434
V8V 1X4                  3-4
Mr. Allan Paul
Mr. W.J. Prentice
Data Services
Director
Manager
Mr. FH. LetkemarM
Facilities Management Unit
Budget Analysis
Director
947 Fort Street
609 Broughton Street
533 Yates Street    !
Victoria, B.C.
2nd Floor
2nd Floor
V8V 1X4                   387-1157
Victoria, B.C.
V8V 1X4                   384-4434
Victoria, B.C.
V8W 2X6
Information Services
Library Services
Personnel Services
Mr. L.E. Sawyer
Mr. James L. O'Hare
Mr. Peter H. ClarM
Director
Director
Director
609 Broughton Street
609 Broughton Street
534 Broughton Street
2nd Floor
4th Floor
Victoria, B.C.
Victoria, B.C.
Victoria, B.C.
V8V 1X4
V8V 1X4                  384-4434
V8V 1X4                   384-4434
Land Titles Service
Mr. H.T. Kennedy
Director
Suite 201—1250 Quadra Street
Victoria, B.C.
V8W 1K7                  387-3055
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liOoard of Parole
till Konrad
jlyMn of the Board of Parole
Mj, 10334—152nd A Street
pfe.c
-3IP6 581-4414
weeing Commission
^ir.. Bruce Harvey
Ibinan
Robert E. Collis
iellESioner Secretary
ffiSO—4259 Canada Way
Buiby, B.C.
vSIIHl 438-6555
Hfi :of the Fire Commissioner
dr. irdon R. Anderson
'iteommissioner
78sast Broadway Street
fcnuver, B.C.
■SIIX8 251-3131
B.C. Coroner's Service
Mr. R.W. Galbraith
Chief Coroner
Box 10115—700 West Georgia St.
Vancouver, B.C.
V7Y 1G4 668-2610
Law Reform Commission
Hon. Mr. Justice J.S. Aikins
Chairman
1055 West Hastings St., 10th Floor
Vancouver, B.C.
V6E 2E9 668-2366
Order-In-Council
Patients' Review" Board
Judge H.F. Keenlyside
Chairman of the Board
93—6th Street, 2nd Floor
New Westminster, B.C.
V3L 2Z4 525-0341
B.C. Police Commission
Mr. Roy S. McQueen
Chairman
1550—409 Granville Street
Vancouver, B.C.
V6C 1P2 668-2385
Legal Services Society
Mr. Bryan F. Ralph
Executive Director
Box 12120—555 West Hastings St.
Vancouver, B.C.
V6B 4N6 689-0741
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■Bra/,) Act
Imtants (Chartered) Act
IHrana (Management) Act
Iffifa/orify Act
mimtion Act
J^wts (Landscape) Act
ktiey General Act
j^« & Solicitors Act
J^ Act
|mcc0«/H\s Assignment Act
8B Lien Act
C fe/ Mortgage Act
1^-cia/ Tenancy Act
Qmunity Regulation Act
Ooany Act
Cilominium Act
{aluutional Question Act
Oners Act
faction Act
£uty Boundary Act
Guty Court Act
Qt Agent Act
tyt of Appeal Act
Qi t Order Enforcement Act
Qlt Order Interest Act
m Rules Act
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ffi^^lnjury Compensation Act
^t'n Franchise Act
Sin Proceeding Act
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Wwary Authority Protection
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$fi Administration Act
%is of Missing Persons Act
SnceAct
Wmation Act
WyCompensation Act
Fa'y Relations Act
ff ul Courts Jurisdiction Act
STATUTES
(as of June 1, 1980)
Fire Services Act
'Fireworks Act
Fort Nelson Indian Reserve
Minerals Revenue Sharing Act
Fraudulent Conveyance Act
' Fraudulent Preference Act
Frustrated Contract Act
Good Samaritan Act
Holiday Shopping Act
Homestead Act
Horse Racing Act
Hotel Guest Registration Act
Hotel Keepers Act
Infants Act
Interpretation Act
Judicial Review Procedure Act
Jury Act
Justice Administration Act
Land (Settled Estate) Act
Land (Wife Protection) Act
Land Title Act
Land Title Inquiry Act
Land Transfer Form Act
Law & Equity Act
Law Reform Commission Act
Legal Services Society Act
Legitimacy Act
Libel & Slander Act
Limitation Act
Married Woman's Property Act
Motion Picture Act
Municipal Act
National Cablevision Limited
Transfer of Jurisdiction Act
Negligence Act
Notaries Act
Occupiers Liability Act
Offence Act
Ombudsman Act
Partition of Property Act
Patients Property Act
Pension Society Act
Perpetuity Act
Police Act
Power of Appointment Act
Powers of Attorney Act
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Act
Private Investigators & Security
Agencies Act
Probate Recognition Act
Property Law Act
•Provincial Court Act
Public Service Bonding Act
Public Trustee Act
Queen's Counsel Act
Recognizances Act
Recovery of Goods Act
Regulation Act
Rent Disjress Act
Repairers Lien Act
Sale of Goods Act
Sale of Goods in Bulk Act
Sale of Goods on Condition Act
Sales on Consignment Act
Securities (Forged Transfer) Act
Sheriff Act
Small Claim Act
Statute of Frauds Act
Statute Revision Act
Statute Uniformity Act
Subpoena (Interprovincial) Act
Supreme Court Act
Survivorship & Presumption of
Death Act
Traffic Victims Idemnity Fund, 1961
Act
Trust Variation Act
Trustee Act
Tug Boat Worker Lien Act
Warehouse Lien Act
Warehouse Receipt Act
Wills Act
Wills Variation Act
Woodworker Lien Act
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Victoria, 1981
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