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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 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>
Report Released: Select Standing Committee on Agriculture, Fish and Food Released: Select Standing Committee on Agriculture, Fish and Food2018-09-28T07:00:00ZNews Category 1<p>On Wednesday, May 16, 2018, the all-party Select Standing Committee on Agriculture, Fish and Food invited British Columbians to participate in their public consultation on local meat production and inspection by presenting at a public hearing, making a written submission, or completing an online survey. The Committee’s consultation was based on a discussion paper released by the Minister of Agriculture on April 24, 2018.</p> <p>The consultation closed on Friday, June 15, 2018 and the Committee wishes to thank all the individuals and organizations who took the time to contribute and provide valuable input. The Committee heard 50 presentations at five public hearings and received 36 written submissions, as well as 74 responses to an online survey.</p><p>The resulting <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/3rd-session/aff/Rpt_AFF_LocalMeatProductionAndInspection_2018-09-28.pdf" target="_blank">report</a> released by the Committee on September 28, 2018 summarizes the input the Committee received and makes 21 recommendations related to local meat production and inspection in BC. A <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/3rd-session/aff/2018-09-28_MR_SSCAFF_Report.pdf" target="_blank">Media Release</a> and <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/3rd-session/aff/2018-09-28_Infographic_SSCAFF_Report.pdf" target="_blank">Report Highlights</a> are also available.</p>