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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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Special Committee to Review the Police Complaint Processhttps://www.leg.bc.ca/content/Lists/CommitteesNews/DispForm.aspx?ID=115Special 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>
Report on Children and Youth with Neuro-diverse Special Needshttps://www.leg.bc.ca/content/Lists/CommitteesNews/DispForm.aspx?ID=111Report 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 Consultationhttps://www.leg.bc.ca/content/Lists/CommitteesNews/DispForm.aspx?ID=110Report 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>

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