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As part of their work, parliamentary committees may hold a public consultation to seek input from British Columbians. This could include opportunities to provide a written or video submission, present to the committee, or complete a survey.    


Written input or submissions can be provided online, by email, or regular mail; committees may also accept video submissions. All input must be accompanied by a name and contact information, and organization information (if applicable). Some committees may provide guiding questions or templates to assist those interested in providing input.


Parliamentary committees may hold meetings, sometimes referred to as "public hearings," to receive presentations by individuals and organizations. Meetings may be held in person at the Parliament Buildings, in communities throughout the province, or via video/teleconference. Meeting locations, presentation format and timing, and selection of presenters are determined by each committee.  These meetings are public and audiocast live, and are recorded and transcribed by Hansard Services.  


Parliamentary committees may ask for input through a survey. Surveys are usually made available online through a committee's website. 

Please see our Privacy Policy for further information regarding input provided to committees. 

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Parliamentary Committees Office
Room 224, Parliament Buildings
Victoria BC V8V 1X4

Phone: 250-356-2933 (collect) or 1-877-428-8337 (toll-free)
fax:  250-356-8172



Consultation on Agricultural Soil and Carbon Sequestration on Agricultural Soil and Carbon Sequestration2023-09-18T07:00:00ZConsultation<p>The Committee is accepting <a href="" target="_blank">written and video input</a> until November 17, 2023. <br></p><p>The deadline to request to speak at a public meeting is now closed. Thank you to those who indicated their interest. The Parliamentary Committees Office will follow up with interested participants on the status of their request in early October. If you do not receive a meeting time, you are encouraged to share your input in writing or by video.</p><p>To be placed on a waitlist to speak, contact or 250-356-2933 or 1-877-428-8337 (toll-free in BC).<br></p><p>For full details on the consultation, please visit the Committee’s website or contact the Parliamentary Committees Office at 250-356-2933 or 1-877-428-8337 (toll-free in BC).<br></p>
Call for Written Input: Review of Passenger Directed Vehicles for Written Input: Review of Passenger Directed Vehicles2023-09-11T07:00:00ZConsultation<p>​The Special Committee to Review Passenger Directed Vehicles is reviewing passenger directed vehicle services and transportation network services, including taxis and ride-hailing, administered under the <a href=""><em>Passenger Transportation Act</em></a>. This includes looking at: licencing and supply; safety and accessibility; impacts on public transit, traffic congestion and the environment; employment in the industry; and availability in small, remote and rural communities.</p><p>British Columbians are invited to provide written input through the Committee's <a href="">consultation portal</a> by <strong>12:00 pm (Pacific) on Thursday, November 30</strong>. </p><p>For more information, visit the Committee's <a href="/parliamentary-business/committees/42ndparliament-4thsession-pdv">website</a> or contact the Parliamentary Committees Office at 250-356-2933 or 1-877-428-8337 (toll-free in BC).</p>
Report on the Budget 2024 Consultation on the Budget 2024 Consultation2023-08-03T07:00:00ZNews Category 1<p>​The Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services released its <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/4th-session/fgs/reports/SSC-FGS_42-4-2_Budget-2024-Consultation_Report.pdf" target="_blank"><em>Report on the Budget 2024 Consultation</em></a> on August 3, 2023. The Budget 2024 Consultation was held between May 25 and June 16, 2023. The Committee heard 373 presentations and received 387 submissions. Committee Members thank everyone who took the time to participate. </p><p>Read the <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/4th-session/fgs/reports/SSC-FGS_Budget-2024_Media%20Release.pdf" target="_blank">Media Release</a> for more information. </p>
Report on the Review of the Representative for Children and Youth Act on the Review of the Representative for Children and Youth Act2023-04-26T07:00:00ZNews Category 1<p>​The Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth released its <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/4th-session/cay/reports/CY_42-4-1-Report_Statutory-Review_2023-04-26.pdf">report on the review of the <em>Representative for Children and Youth Act</em></a> on April 26, 2023.</p><p>To inform its review, the Committee held a <a href="/parliamentary-business/committees/42ndParliament-3rdSession-cay/meetingdocuments" target="_blank"> <span lang="EN-CA">public consultation</span></a> between April and November 2022 where it received written submissions, heard presentations, and conducted an online survey. Committee Members extend their appreciation to everyone who took the time to share their perspectives. Read the <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/4th-session/cay/reports/CY_42-4-1_MR_Statutory-Review_2023-04-26.pdf">media release </a>for more information.</p>
Report on the drug toxicity and overdose crisis on the drug toxicity and overdose crisis2022-11-01T07:00:00ZNews Category 1<p>​The Select Standing Committee on Health released its <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/3rd-session/fgs/budget-consultation/Budget-2023-Consultation-Report.pdf"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">r</span></a>eport titled <em><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/3rd-session/health/report/SSC-Health-Report_42-3_2022-11-01_Final.pdf" target="_blank">Closing Gaps, Reducing Barriers; Expanding the response to the toxic drug and overdose crisis</a></em> on November 1, 2022. </p><p>In the course of its work, the Committee received briefings from federal and provincial government ministries and agencies, health authorities, and other experts. The Committee also held public hearings and invited written input to ensure all British Columbians had the opportunity to participate. In total, the Committee heard from 118 presenters and received 881 written submissions.</p><p>Committee Members extend their appreciation to everyone who took the time to provide input. Read the <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/3rd-session/health/report/SSC-Health-Media-Release_2022-11-01.pdf">Media Release</a> for more information.</p>