The Miscellaneous Bill for the fall 2021 session will include amendments to the Adoption Act, Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act, Child, Family and Community Service Act, Civil Resolution Tribunal Act, Offence Act, Oil and Gas Activities Act, Passenger Transportation Act, Representative for Children and Youth Act, Safety Standards Act and Treaty First Nation Taxation Act.
Amendments included in the fall 2021 Miscellaneous Bill will update legal statutes in a variety of acts that impact British Columbians. Changes to the Adoption Act will support First Nation adoptees in obtaining their status to gain access to federal benefits. Updates to the Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act will protect financially vulnerable people from predatory lending practices. Amendments to the Child, Family and Community Service Act will align it with the Federal Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families, to expand the use of virtual technology, thereby improving service delivery. Changes to the Civil Resolution Tribunal Act will improve access to justice. Amendments to the Offence Act will strengthen Treaty First Nations’ right to self-determination and further reconciliation. Amendments to the Oil and Gas Activities Act will support the timely restoration of well sites. An amendment to the Passenger Transportation Act will move the appointment date of a special committee on passenger-directed transportation in consideration of the impacts of COVID-19 on the industry. Changes to the Representative for Children and Youth Act will ensure more young people have access to the Representative’s advocacy. Updates to the Safety Standards Act will improve safety at amusement and trampoline parks. An amendment to the Treaty First Nation Taxation Act will support continued work on property tax systems on Treaty Lands.