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BC Laws has been upgraded to provide enhanced searching and more content including historical legislation and related publications such as BC Gazette, full text Orders-in-Council, and Tables of Legislative Changes. All content is delivered in an “open data format” and restrictions on commercial and non-commercial use of the data have been changed (read more).
BC Laws is published by the Queen's Printer for British Columbia in partnership with the Ministry of Justice and the Law Clerk of the Legislative Assembly.
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Gazette Part I - Produced under the authority of the Queen's Printer Act, the BC Gazette Part I is published every week. It contains published legal notices such as Calling for Tenders, Forest Development Plans, Notice to Creditors, Land Dispositions (non-ministry notices), Public Tenders, Timber Licences Cancelled or Surrendered and Other Miscellaneous Notices. It includes issues from January 2003 to present.
Gazette Part II - Under the Regulations Act, new Regulations must be published in the BC Gazette Part II. The electronic version of the BC Gazette has the complete text of all new, repealed and amended regulations deposited under the Regulations Act in a fully-searchable format. It includes issues from October 2001 to present.
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In concert with the launch of the redesigned BC Laws website, the Queen's Printer is pleased to announce the release of BC Legislation in an open data format.
In support of the British Columbia government's Open Data Policy, the new BC Laws delivers expanded content and open access to the data published on the site. All documents on BC Laws are now published under a permissible license, which allows commercial and non-commercial access to, and use of, the legislative materials on the site (please check the license here as some restrictions apply).
The Queen's Printer is also releasing access to the API (Application Programming Interface) that BC Laws is built on. This creates opportunities for citizen-led technical innovation and allows for richer interaction with the data. You can access information on what an API is and technical documentation on its use here.
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Now available historical Orders-in-Council dating back to 1872 in digital format!
Point in Time Tables linking users to an on-going list showing how sections of an act or regulation read prior to an amendment.