Convicted fraudster Anita Dunkers has had her 2014 five year imprisonment and restitution sentence affirmed by the BC Court of Appeal. Ms. Dunkers was central to the fraud that brought down the Capital Families Association (“CFA”), a society and registered charity, leaving a gap in the social services and family assistance world in the Western Communities on Vancouver Island.
Minor clean-up of the Societies Act continues. Sections 18 to 20 and 22 to 26 of the Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment Act (No. 2), 2018, c. 23 (Bill 24) are in force October 1, 2018 (BC Reg 192/2018), and the Societies Transitional Interim Regulation (BC Reg 99/2016) is repealed.
On April 29, 2016, a new Societies Transitional Regulation was made (OIC 677/2015). The updated regulation clarifies the “individual” special resolution bylaw change interpretation, allows special resolutions under the old Society Act to continue under the new Societies Act, and clarifies that societies cannot alter unalterable provisions or reporting society provisions until a special resolution is passed or consented to after a transition application is filed.