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B.C. Reg. 127/2018
O.C. 322/2018
Deposited June 25, 2018
effective September 1, 2018
This consolidation is current to September 10, 2019.
See the Cumulative B.C. Regulations Bulletin 2019
for amendments effective after September 10, 2019.
Link to consolidated regulation (PDF)

Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act

Government Cheque Cashing Fees Regulation

Definition

1   In this regulation, "government assistance cheque" means a government cheque that is issued

(a) to a recipient under the Employment and Assistance Act to provide income assistance, hardship assistance or a supplement under that Act, or

(b) to a recipient under the Employment and Assistance for Persons with Disabilities Act to provide disability assistance, hardship assistance or a supplement under that Act.

Government cheques

2   Subject to this regulation, a person may charge, require or accept a cheque cashing fee.

Government assistance cheques

3   Despite section 2, a person may charge, require or accept a cheque cashing fee in relation to a government assistance cheque only if the cheque cashing fee does not exceed the lesser of

(a) $2.00 plus 1% of the face value of the government assistance cheque, and

(b) $10.00.

[Provisions relevant to the enactment of this regulation: Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act, S.B.C. 2004, c. 2, s. 112.15]