Ministerial order temporarily enables electronic meetings for all British Columbia companies, cooperatives, and societies

In an order issued earlier this week under the Emergency Program Act, the minister of public safety and solicitor general has enabled all British Columbia business corporations, cooperatives and societies to hold electronic meetings. The Electronic Attendance at Corporate Meetings (COVID-19) Order (PDF) overrides any provisions to the contrary found Read more…

By Kevin Zakreski, ago

Societies Act comes into force today

Today British Columbia’s new not-for-profit corporate statute, the Societies Act, comes into force. The new act replaces the old Society Act. Today also marks the beginning of a two-year transition period, for existing societies to transition from the old act to the new act. Both the government of British Columbia Read more…

New Societies Transitional Interim Regulation

Late last month, the Executive Council for British Columbia promulgated a new Societies Transitional Interim Regulation. This short regulation deals with three transitional matters for societies: it clarifies that a special resolution may include a special resolution as defined in section 1 of the old Society Act—this is significant in light Read more…

By Kevin Zakreski, ago