Agenda - November 3rd, 2020


Welcome and Introduction by PBLI


Chair's Welcome and Introduction


Deidre J. Herbert

McLellan Herbert



Long-Term Care in the Time of COVID-19: From Frontlines to Reform


Laura Tamblyn Watts



  • The crisis in long-term care in the time of COVID-19 across Canada (Lynn Valley and other examples)
  • How we got here where we are now, and how we can fix long-term care in the future
  • Practical steps for reform
  • Federal/provincial alignment, commissions and enquiries



Questions and Discussion


Morning Break


Health Care Consent and Capacity Assessment Tribunals


Gregory G. Blue, Q.C.

British Columbia Law Institute


  • How capacity assessment tribunals work
  • Challenging assessments of mental incapacity
  • BCLI project status/findings



Questions and Discussion


Powers of Attorney and Representation Agreements


Andrea E. Frisby

Legacy Tax + Trust Lawyers


  • Advance planning matters
  • Drafting tips
  • Challenges of online execution of POAs and representation agreements



Questions and Discussion


Lunch Break


Fraud and Abuse Against Seniors


Detective Anna Grigoletto

Vancouver Police Department


Detective Tammy Hammell

Vancouver Police Department


  • Preventing and addressing elder abuse and neglect
  • Scams and financial exploitation of seniors



Questions and Discussion


Afternoon Break


Multiculturalism in Elder Law


Isobel Mackenzie

Office of the Seniors Advocate BC


  • Cultural sensitivity and awareness
  • Identifying and navigating cultural norms when assisting senior clients



Questions and Discussion


Medical Assistance in Dying

Dr. Stefanie Green

Solace BC


  • The current landscape of MAiD in BC
  • The Delta Hospice Society and religious objections to MAiD


   4:00 Chair's Closing Remarks - Program Concludes