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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 November 5, 2019.
Link to consolidated regulation (PDF)
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Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act

Government Cheque Cashing Fees Regulation

[Last amended September 15, 2019 by B.C. Reg. 169/2019]

Definition

1   In this regulation, "government assistance cheque" means a government cheque that is issued with any of the following printed on its face:

(a) "BC Employment and Assistance";

(b) "BC Employment and Assistance Imprest Account";

(c) "BC Employment and Assistance Imprest Account — MCFD";

(d) "BC Employment and Assistance Imprest Account — SDPR".

[en. B.C. Reg. 169/2019, Sch.]

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.]