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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.

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Budget 2020 Consultation Open 2020 Consultation Open2019-05-27T07:00:00ZConsultation<p style="text-align:center;text-decoration:underline;"><strong><a href="" target="_blank">Visit the Committee's consultation portal to participate</a></strong></p><p>The Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services invites British Columbians to share their ideas and priorities for Budget 2020.</p><p>British Columbians can participate by speaking with the Committee in-person or via teleconference at one of 15 public hearings, making a written, audio or video submission, or completing the online survey. To make a written, audio or video submission or to fill out the online survey, please visit <a href="" target="_blank">Committee's consultation portal</a>. </p><p>To register for a public hearing, please contact the Parliamentary Committees Office at 1-877-428-8337. Please see the <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/4th-session/fgs/Budget2020Consultation/Public-Hearing-Schedule.pdf" target="_blank">Public Hearings Schedule</a> for the full list of locations and times.</p><p>The deadline for all input is <strong>5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 28</strong>.</p><p>For more information, please visit the <a href="/content-committees/Pages/Finance-Budget-Consultation.aspx" target="_blank">Budget 2020 website</a> or contact the Parliamentary Committees Office at 250-356-2933 (or toll-free in BC 1-877-428-8337).</p>
Call for Submissions: Review of the Police Complaint Process for Submissions: Review of the Police Complaint Process2019-04-03T07:00:00ZConsultation<p>The Special Committee to Review the Police Complaint Process invites British Columbians to provide a written, audio or video submission focused on the following questions:</p><ul><li>Is the police complaint process efficient, effective and accessible?</li><li>Are there aspects of the police complaint process that could be improved?</li><li>What changes to the <em>Police Act</em> - <a href="" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Part 11 (Misconduct, Complaints, Investigations, Discipline and Proceedings)</span></a>, if any, should be made?</li></ul><p><br>Submissions may be made through the Committee's <a href="">consultation portal</a> and must be received by 5:00 p.m. Friday, June 28, 2019. Please review the Parliamentary Committees Office <a href="/content-committees/Pages/Privacy-Policy.aspx" target="_blank">Privacy Policy</a> before making a written submission. </p>
Report on the Budget 2019 Consultation on the Budget 2019 Consultation2018-11-15T08:00:00ZNews Category 1<p>The all-party Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services released its <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/3rd-session/fgs/FGS_2018-11-15_Budget2019Consultation_Report_Web.pdf" target="_blank">report</a> on the Budget 2019 consultation on Thursday, November 15, 2018, making 100 unanimous recommendations to address key sectoral and economic priorities. The Committee highlights four themes that were reflected throughout the consultation and served to shape their recommendations: reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, inequality, climate change and the economy. They also emphasize the ongoing impact of wildfires and flooding, and the need to improve prevention, mitigation, adaptation, response and recovery efforts.</p><p>The consultation, which is based on the Budget 2019 Consultation Paper released by the Minister of Finance, ran from September 17, 2018 to October 15, 2018. The Committee heard 267 presentations, received 253 written submissions and received 473 responses to the online survey. The report provides a comprehensive and detailed summary of the ideas and priorities shared by British Columbians during the consultation, and the Committee thanks everyone for taking the time to provide their valuable, thoughtful input.</p><p>Read the <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/3rd-session/fgs/MR_FGS_2018-11-15_ReportRelease.pdf">Media Release</a> for more information.</p>