Under B.C.'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. Davis LLP's Grace Choi has made several media appearances to discuss the major changes under the new legislation, which she calls a "wholesale, dramatic, landscape shift" from the previous Family Relations Act in an interview with the Globe and Mail.

Appearing on CBC News to discuss the implications for B.C. couples in common-law relationships, Choi comments that the new act was brought in to "reflect more about what was going on in society":

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Extra footage from the interview, in which Choi underscores the difference between the old and new legislation, is available here:

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A segment from the interview also aired on The National on March 18, 2013.

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