Public Safety and Solicitor General

B.C. Seeks Public Input on Consumer Experiences

British Columbians are invited to share their feedback about buying products and services, which will help inform potential improvements to B.C.’s consumer protection laws. The Province is launching an online public survey to help identify gaps in B.C.’s consumer protection laws and understand any effects they have on British Columbians. The consultation will open for […]

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Hospitality Sector Gets New Boost Through Temporary Patio Extension

Restaurants, bars and liquor manufacturers have more time to apply to make temporary service areas permanent as they recover from the pandemic. “Some local governments needed additional time to make the needed policy changes and assess applications for permanent structural changes in their communities,” said Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General. “This […]

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B.C. Seeks Public Input on Cannabis Consumption Spaces

British Columbians are invited to share their thoughts on non-medical cannabis consumption spaces. The Province is launching an online public engagement about cannabis consumption spaces to help inform decisions about whether to permit these spaces and how they could be regulated. The engagement runs April 6 to May 8, 2022. “Cannabis consumption space” is a […]

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ICBC Relief Rebate Coming for Drivers

The Province is announcing that B.C.’s public auto insurer will provide a one-time relief rebate of $110 to customers to ease the financial burden of increased gas prices caused by the invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces. This rebate will total more than $395 million and comes at time when the global increase in gas […]

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New Customer Report Highlights Early Success of Enhanced Care

A report on ICBC’s Enhanced Care auto insurance model reveals that British Columbians have received $594 million in refunds and saved hundreds of millions of dollars on their renewals since its introduction. Customers with full-coverage ICBC insurance have saved an average of 28%, or about $490, when renewing their policies for the first time under […]

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Online Tool Simplifies Special Event Liquor Permitting

People and organizations needing a special event permit (SEP) to serve liquor at events like community festivals, family gatherings and private functions can now apply through a new online portal developed to speed up application processing. Online Tool Simplifies Special Event Liquor Permitting Government of BC | Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General | […]

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Private Retailers Approved to Supply Special Event Liquor

Private liquor retailers are now allowed to sell their products to holders of special event permits to serve liquor at events such as community festivals, family gatherings and private functions.The change follows a recommendation from the Business Technical Advisory Panel. The private retailers who may now do so include: B.C. wineries, breweries and distilleries with […]

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