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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.

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Budget 2021 Consultation Closed 2021 Consultation Closed2020-06-26T07:00:00ZConsultation<p>The Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services held their Budget 2021 Consultation from June 1-26, 2020. British Columbians were invited to participate by speaking at a virtual public hearing, by making a written, audio or video submission, or by completing an online survey.</p><p>Committee Members thank all individuals and organizations who took the time to share their ideas and priorities. The Committee will review all input and issue a report with recommendations in August.</p><p>Visit <a href="/content-committees/Pages/Finance-Budget-Consultation.aspx"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Budget 2021 Consultation</span></a> for more information.</p>
Call for Public Input: Review of the Personal Information Protection Act for Public Input: Review of the Personal Information Protection Act 2020-05-04T07:00:00ZConsultation<p>​The <a href="" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><em>Personal Information Protection Act</em></span></a> governs how private sector organizations can collect, use, and disclose personal information. It also requires organizations to protect and secure personal information against unauthorized use or disclosure, and grants individuals the right to access their own personal information. Section 59 of the Act requires a Special Committee to review the Act every six years.</p><p>The Special Committee to Review the <em>Personal Information Protection Act</em> invites to share their thoughts on how the Act is working by providing a written, audio or video submission through the Special Committee's <a href=""><span style="text-decoration:underline;">consultation portal</span></a> before <strong>August 14, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.</strong> </p><p>The Special Committee will consider all input and make recommendations to the Legislative Assembly in a report to be released by February 2021.</p>
Special Committee to Review the Police Complaint Process Committee to Review the Police Complaint Process2019-11-25T08:00:00ZNews Category 1<p>​The <a href="/parliamentary-business/committees/41stparliament-4thsession-pcp" target="_blank">Special Committee to Review the Police Complaint Process</a> released their <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/4th-session/pcp/SC-PCP-Review_40-4_2019-11-25_Report.pdf" target="_blank">unanimous report</a> on November 25, 2019. </p><p>Through a Request for Proposals, the Special Committee engaged MNP LLP to conduct a compliance audit respecting the outcome or resolution of randomly selected complaints and investigations undertaken under Part 11 of the <em>Police Act</em>, and to conduct a performance audit to determine whether the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner had met its goals as set out in its <em>2015/16-2018/19 Service Plan</em>.</p><p>In addition, the Special Committee held a public consultation to seek input from British Columbians on how to improve the police complaint process.</p><p>The report includes 38 recommendations aimed at improving the efficiency, effectiveness and accessibility of the police complaint process. Recommendations also include proposed amendments to the <em>Police Act</em> to provide the Police Complaint Commissioner with the authority to arrange at public hearing at any stage of the process when the public interest demands it, as well as a review of timelines in Part 11 of the Act.</p><p>Read the <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/4th-session/pcp/SC-PCP-Review_MR_2019-11-25.pdf" target="_blank">Media Release</a> for more information.</p>