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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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Report on Children and Youth with Neuro-diverse Special Needs on Children and Youth with Neuro-diverse Special Needs2019-10-30T07:00:00ZNews Category 1<p>​The Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth released their <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/4th-session/cay/Report_SSC-CY_41-4-1_Neuro-Diverse-Special-Needs.pdf" target="_blank">unanimous report</a> on Children and Youth with Neuro-diverse Special Needs on October 30, 2019. Between April 15, 2019 and June 7, 2019, the Committee held a public consultation during which they heard from parents, caregivers, service providers and community organizations from across the province.</p><p>The report includes 16 recommendations to improve supports and services for children and youth with neuro-diverse special needs and their families, and provides a summary of the experiences and perspectives shared by British Columbians.</p><p>Read the <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/4th-session/cay/MR_CY-2019-10-30_NeurodiverseReport_FINAL.pdf" target="_blank">Media Release</a> for more information.</p>
Report on the Budget 2020 Consultation on the Budget 2020 Consultation2019-08-07T07:00:00ZNews Category 1<p>The Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services released their <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/4th-session/fgs/reports/FGS_41-2-2_Budget-2020-Consultation-Report_2019-08-07.pdf" target="_blank">unanimous report</a> on the Budget 2020 Consultation on August 7, 2019. The Committee makes 106 recommendations and highlights several key areas for action, including supports for youth formerly in care, water sustainability, climate change and natural disasters, invasive species, and fish and wildlife conservation and management. They also recognize the ongoing impact of challenges in the forestry industry on workers and communities across BC.</p><p>The consultation ran from June 3, 2019 to June 28, 2019. The Committee heard 276 presentations, and received 496 written and video submissions and 452 responses to the online survey, which is based on questions in the Budget 2020 Consultation Paper prepared by the Minister of Finance. Committee Members thank everyone who took the time to share their ideas and input.</p><p>Read the <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/4th-session/fgs/reports/MR_FGS_2019-08-07_Budget2020Report.pdf" target="_blank">Media Release</a> for more information.</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>