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April 2017

Provincial Immigration Programs Regulation (BC Reg 20/2017)

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March 2017

Fish and Seafood Act

Seafood on a plate

The new Fish and Seafood Act and associated regulations effective January 1st, 2017 are now available.

New Societies Act

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The new Societies Act effective November 28th, 2016 is now available.

September 2016

Real Estate Services Act

The Real Estate Services Act consolidated with the recent amendments effective September 30th.

Private Training Act

New: Act

The Private Training Act brought in force on September 1st is now available.

August 2016

Bill 28 - Miscellaneous Statutes (Housing Priority Initiatives) Amendment Act, 2016

Civil Tribunal Act

Available in Third Reading Bill format, read more...

The following legislation was amended by Bill 28, effective August 2, 2016

July 2016

Civil Tribunal Act

The Civil Resolution Tribunal Act enacted July 13th, 2016 is now available.

Index of Current BC Regulations

Amendments effective July 1st, 2016 for the Supreme Court Civil Rules and Supreme Court Family Rules are now available.

June 2016

The Index of Current BC Regulations are now available in pdf format.

April 2016

QP LegalEze to be discontinued effective April 29, 2016

Queen's Printer is pleased to announce the completion of content migration from QP LegalEze to BC Laws, as originally announced in March 2014 once this content migration was completed QP LegalEze would be discontinued.

March 2016

Water Sustainability Act and the following new regulations are now in effect.

January 2016

Revised Local Government Act

Local Government Act Revision effective January 1, 2016

December 2015

Queen's Printer is pleased to announce the addition of the following content collections:

  • Act and Ministry Responsibilities Listing
  • Archived Consolidations of Statutes - Includes Pre-1996 and Post-1996 Consolidations
  • Archived Consolidations of Regulations - Includes Consolidations from April 2003 to present
  • Bills - Includes Progress of Bills tables with links to Bills and Hansard Debates
  • Consolidated Provisions in Force - A list of Statutes enacted, amended or repealed between the 1997 and January 2012 sessions
  • Defunct Regulations - Full text of Repealed Regulations from August 1, 2003 to present
  • Minister of Finance Directives - Issued under Section 47(1) of the Financial Administration Act and are necessary to introduce or changes fees when there is no other legislation available; considered as a temporary measure; authorized for cross-government purposes; or during a crisis or urgent situation.
  • Ministerial Order - Includes subordinate legislation made under the authority of a minister, or an authorized official or body. Orders are generally used to handle day-to-day administrative matters. While most orders are administrative in nature, some may be classed as regulations.
  • Proclamations - A provincial proclamation is a recognition by government of events or occasions held by groups on their own behalf or for the general public
  • Regulation Bulletin - Includes a weekly summary of the Regulations deposited with the Registrar of Regulations under the Regulations Act. The Cumulative Bulletin lists all regulations deposited during a calendar year. Also available within the bulletin are hyperlinks to the full text Order-in-Council or Ministerial Order and BC Gazette Part II.
  • Rules of Court and Related Enactments - A collection of all legislation that governs court procedures in British Columbia
  • Table of Repealed, Replaced and Renamed Public Statutes - A resource for tracking outdated legislation, covering Public Statutes from 1897 to April 29, 2011

To learn more on the various content collections visit our Glossary

July 2015

Now available Expropriation Compensation Board (ECB) Decisions from 1988 to 2006.

May 2015

Now available Corporate Registry Notices – includes notices of company and extra-provincial company filings. The registry includes data from January 2003 to present.

February 2015

Now available Private, Special and Local Acts – includes all current private, special and local acts from 1950 to the present.

Now available Gazette Part I – published weekly under the authority of the Queen's Printer Act. The Gazette contains published legal notices such as Calling for Tenders, Forest Development Plans, and Notice to Creditors. It includes issues from January 2003 to present.

December 2014

Now available BC Gazette Part II – The electronic version of the BC Gazette Part II has the complete text of all new and amended regulations deposited under the Regulations Act in a fully-searchable format. It includes issues from October 2001 to present.

August 2014

Queen's printer is pleased to announce the release of the following new features:

  • Favourites – limit your search to specific act(s) or regulation(s)
  • Enhanced Navigating within searched documents in the statutes and regulations content collection
  • Search by document type
  • 4 different search result viewing options
  • Refine searching - search within existing search results
  • A user guide has been developed to provide additional details on these new features.

May 2014

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