"Provincial legislation unveiled Mon-day aims to dramatically reduce the time it takes to resolve some strata disputes and small-claims court cases by having them dealt with through an independent tribunal rather than in court. The legislation is expected to reduce resolution time to within 60 days, compared to up to 18 months to go to trial.
B.C. Justice Minister Shirley Bond said the new bill, the Civil Resolution Tribunal Act, will create an independent tribunal offering 24-hour online dispute-resolution tools to families and small business owners as a speedy and cost-effective alternative to court.
"Both individuals and business owners will find this a convenient and affordable way of reaching agreements," Bond said in a statement."
Source: Vancouver Sun
Contact: Neal Hall