1996 Legislative Session: 1st Session, 36th Parliament

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Certified correct as passed Third Reading on the 25th day of July, 1996
Ian D. Izard, Law Clerk


BILL 12 -- 1996

HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia, enacts as follows:

1 Section 4 (1) of the BC Forest Renewal Act, S.B.C. 1994, c. 3, is amended by striking out "and" at the end of paragraph (a) and by adding the following paragraph:

(a.1) give first priority hiring, on Forest Renewal BC funded projects, to eligible British Columbia forest workers who have experienced or are facing work reductions, and .

2 The following sections are added:

Forest worker agency

6.1 (1) The board must establish a forest worker agency.

(2) The purpose of the forest worker agency is to establish a process to

(a) match eligible British Columbia forest workers with jobs on Forest Renewal BC funded projects, and

(b) facilitate priority hiring for eligible British Columbia forest workers.

Direction to the board

6.2 The Lieutenant Governor in Council may provide direction to the board regarding the establishment of eligibility criteria for the priority hiring of forest workers.


3 This Act comes into force by regulation of the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

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