Update on Remote Execution of Wills in BC
July 02, 2020
Author: Georgia Barnard
We previously reported on how the Government of British Columbia responded to COVID-19 by temporarily allowing the remote execution of Wills, setting out the requirements for doing so in a ministerial order that is only applicable so long as the Provincial State of Emergency is in effect (see our previous blog post of June 17, 2020).
We are pleased to advise that the Government of British Columbia introduced legislation last week to make remote execution of Wills a permanent fixture in this province.
If it passes, Bill 21 – 2020 will amend the Wills, Estates, and Succession Act,…