BCLI Responds to Ministry of Finance White Paper on Society Act Reform
October 10, 2014
BY British Columbia Law Institute
The British Columbia Law Institute has submitted its formal response to the Ministry of Finance’s Societies Act White Paper as part of a consultation process scheduled to continue until Wednesday, October 15th.
BCLI would like to thank the Ministry of Finance for British Columbia for this opportunity to respond to the draft legislation set out in its white paper. The white paper displays the considerable progress that the ministry has made toward the goal of creating a new and modern act governing societies in British Columbia. BCLI’s supplementary report, available for download on our website, notes that progress, and it also discusses several provisions—dealing with access to society records, financial regulation, rights and duties of directors and senior managers, and complaints by the general public—that in BCLI’s view raise some concerns.
The final report for the Society Act Reform Project, along with all other project-related publications, can be found on the project webpage.