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Law - B.C. Statutes

How to find statutes or acts of British Columbia.

Citation

The full citation of a British Columbia statute consists of:

  • short title of the statute, as provided in the statute itself
  • location of the statute: whenever possible, cite a statute as it appears in the latest revision of provincial statutes (Revised Statutes of British Columbia 1996); if the act was passed after the publication of the 1996 revision, cite the sessional or annual volume for the year when the statute was enacted
  • chapter number, as listed at the beginning of the statute
  • reference to any particular section(s) mentioned

Examples:
Land Title Act, RSBC 1996, c 250, s 44.
Builders Lien Act, SBC 1997, c 45.