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Share Your Views

Parliamentary committee public consultations in British Columbia

As part of its consultation process, a parliamentary committee seeks public input on topics or questions contained in its terms of reference. Individuals, groups and organizations are all encouraged to provide their input. This can be done by writing to the committee (written submission), appearing as a witness at a public hearing, or by completing an online survey. Audio and video submissions are also accepted. By providing us with your own insights, observations and opinions, you are assisting the committee in making informed decisions

Your Privacy

The Parliamentary Committees Office of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia takes appropriate safeguards to protect an individual’s personal information collected during public consultation processes. In order to make a submission to a parliamentary committee, the submitter’s personal contact information is necessary for verification purposes. This personal contact information can only be viewed by Legislative Assembly staff, and is not shared with any third parties. Presentations made at public hearings are audio-recorded and transcribed. A publicly available transcript and audio file will be posted to the parliamentary committee website. The names of all participating organizations and individuals will be listed in the committee’s final report. The report is released at the conclusion of the committee inquiry and can be downloaded from the parliamentary committee website. Submissions to parliamentary committees are considered public documents and can be made available upon request to interested parties following the release of the final report. To protect privacy, the Parliamentary Committees Office removes an individual’s personal contact information prior to disclosing any submissions.

How to contact us

by mail:

Parliamentary Committees Office
Room 224, Parliament Buildings
Victoria BC V8V 1X4

by phone:

250.356.2933

by fax:

250.356.81 72

by email:

clerkcomm@leg.bc.ca

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Public Consultation: Special Committee to Review Provisions of the Election Acthttps://www.leg.bc.ca/content/Lists/CommitteesNews/DispForm.aspx?ID=140Public Consultation: Special Committee to Review Provisions of the Election Act2021-04-08T07:00:00ZConsultation<p>​The Special Committee to Review Provisions of the Election Act is inviting British Columbians to participate in its consultation. The Special Committee was appointed by the Legislative Assembly to review the annual allowance paid to British Columbia political parties, including: </p><ol style="list-style-type:decimal;"><li>Whether the annual allowance should continue after 2022; and  </li></ol><ol start="2" style="list-style-type:decimal;"><li>If so, the amount of the annual allowance and the number of years it should be paid.  </li></ol><p style="text-align:left;">British Columbians are invited to share their views on the above questions by making a presentation at a public hearing or providing a written, audio or video submission via the Committee's <a href="https://consultations.leg.bc.ca/Submission/Create?cons=ReviewProvisionsoftheElectionAct"> <span lang="EN-US">Consultation Portal</span></a>. </p><p style="text-align:left;">Registration to make a presentation is now open, and the deadline to provide a written, audio or video submission is May 28, 2021. </p>
Public Consultation: Special Committee on Reforming the Police Acthttps://www.leg.bc.ca/content/Lists/CommitteesNews/DispForm.aspx?ID=141Public Consultation: Special Committee on Reforming the Police Act2021-03-01T08:00:00ZConsultation<p>The Special Committee on Reforming the Police Act invites British Columbians to participate in their public consultation on policing and public safety in BC.<br></p><p>British Columbians are invited to share their views, experiences and solutions by making a written, audio or video submission via the <a href="https://consultations.leg.bc.ca/Submission/Create?cons=ReformingthePoliceAct" target="_blank">Committee’s consultation portal</a>. Committee Members will review these submissions with a view to inviting individuals and organizations to make presentations at a later date.<br></p><p>The deadline for input is Friday, April 30, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.</p><p>Further opportunities to participate will be announced as the Committee’s work proceeds. </p>
Report on the Budget 2021 Consultationhttps://www.leg.bc.ca/content/Lists/CommitteesNews/DispForm.aspx?ID=134Report on the Budget 2021 Consultation2020-08-21T07:00:00Z<p>​The Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services released its unanimous report (<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/fgs/Reports/Budget%202021%20Consultation%20Report_Volume%20I.pdf">Volume I</a> and <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/fgs/Reports/Budget%202021%20Consultation%20Report_Volume%20II.pdf">Volume II</a>) on the Budget 2021 Consultation on August 21, 2020. The Committee makes 124 recommendations and highlights the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on British Columbians as well as opportunities to continue to make progress on several areas including reconciliation, diversity, inclusion, accessibility and digital connectivity.</p><p>The consultation ran from June 1, 2020 to June 26, 2020. The Committee heard 281 presentations, and received 1,362 written and video submissions and 3,625 responses to the online survey, which is based on questions in the <em>Budget 2021 Consultation Paper </em>prepared by the Minister of Finance. Committee Members thank everyone who took the time to participate and share their input.</p><p>Read the <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/fgs/MR/MR_FGS_2020-08-21_Budget2021Report_FINAL.pdf">Media Release</a> for more information.</p>

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