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Mini-SLAPP provisions dropped from new BC Societies Act

25 March, 2015

Today Bill 24, a new Societies Act, was introduced in the BC Legislature. We are very happy to be able to confirm that the controversial “Section 99”, which had been proposed in a government discussion paper, has been dropped.  We’re inviting British Columbians to thank Finance Minister de Jong for listening to British Columbians. 

Today Bill 24, a new Societies Act, was introduced in the BC Legislature (government release here). We are very happy to be able to confirm that the controversial “Section 99”, which had been proposed in a government discussion paper, has been dropped.  We’re inviting British Columbians to thank Finance Minister de Jong for listening to British Columbians. 

Why amendments to Bill 24 don’t protect agricultural land

21 May, 2014

Thank you to everyone who spoke up to oppose Bill 24 – the proposed Agricultural Land Commission Amendment Act, 2014.  Your voices played an important role in slowing the progress of this bill and in convincing the government that changes to the Bill were necessary. So we have momentum.  But unfortunately the  government’s changes do not change the fact that the bill undermines legal protection for farmland. We continue to press the government to shelve Bill 24 and to undertake some real consultation on how agricultural land should be managed in BC.

Thank you to everyone who spoke up to oppose Bill 24 – the proposed Agricultural Land Commission Amendment Act, 2014.  Your voices played an important role in slowing the progress of this bill and in convincing the government that changes to the Bill were necessary. 

Tell the BC government: Hands off our food security!

31 March, 2014

The BC government has proposed changes to the Agricultural Land Commission Act that put our food security seriously at risk. If passed, these changes would significantly weaken agricultural land protection for the majority of BC's farmlands.

Tell the BC government that BC's farmlands need more, not less, legal protection. Send a letter urging decision-makers to not bring into effect these dangerous changes to our laws protecting agricultural lands!

[Update 30 May 2014 - The BC government passed Bill 24 yesterday (May 29th), after forcing closure.  Thank you so much to everyone who wrote - either using our action form or on your own - to tell the government that this Bill did not protect agricultural land.  We have removed the Action form at the end of this post.  For more information on why Bill 24 does not protect Agricultural Land read our alert: Why amendments to Bill 24 d

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