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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 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>
Consultation Closed: Budget 2019 Closed: Budget 2019 2018-09-17T07:00:00ZConsultation<p>The Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services held their Budget 2019 consultation from September 17-October 15, 2018. British Columbians were invited to participate by speaking at one of 14 public hearings, by making a written, audio or video submission, or by completing an online survey.</p><p>Committee Members thank all individuals and organizations who took the time to share their ideas and priorities. The Committee will review all input and issue a report with recommendations by November 15, 2018.</p>
Budget 2019 Consultation 2019 Consultation2018-08-23T07:00:00ZNews Category 1<p>The Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services announced details on the Budget 2019 consultation. British Columbians will have the opportunity to share their ideas for the next provincial budget by speaking at a public hearing; making a written, audio or video submission; or completing an online survey.</p><p>Public hearings will be held in the following communities:</p><p>Dawson Creek (September 17)<br>Prince George and Smithers (September 18)<br>Masset (September 19)<br>Campbell River (September 20)<br>Vancouver (September 24)<br>Cranbrook and Trail (September 25)<br>Nelson and Kamloops (September 26)<br>Kelowna (September 27)<br>Esquimalt (October 9)<br>Mission (October 10)<br>Surrey (October 11)</p><p>Online registration for public hearings opens <strong>Friday, September 7</strong> at <strong>9:00 a.m.</strong> British Columbians can request teleconference opportunities by calling the Parliamentary Committees Office at 250-356-2933 (or toll-free in BC: 1-877-428-8337) on <strong>September 7</strong> at <strong>9:00 a.m.</strong> Open mic opportunities will also be available at each public hearing.</p><p>The opportunity to make a written, audio, or video submission or to complete the online survey will be available on <strong>Monday, September 17</strong> following the release of the budget consultation paper by the Minister of Finance. The deadline for all public input is <strong>Monday, October 15 </strong>at<strong> 5:00 p.m</strong>. </p>