Under British Columbia's new Family Law Act, couples who have been cohabiting for over two years now share the same rights and legal responsibilities as married couples.
Appearing on CBC News to discuss the implications for B.C. couples in common-law relationships, Davis LLP's Grace Choi remarks that the new act was brought in to "reflect more about what was going on in society":
Extra footage from the interview, in which Choi underscores the difference between the old and new legislation, is available here:
A segment from the interview also aired on The National on March 18, 2013.
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Choi is the author of two articles which provide further insight into B.C.'s hotly discussed new act: