Category Archives: Governance

RECBC to integrate with the new BC Financial Services Authority

On November 1, 2019, a new Crown agency, the BC Financial Services Authority (BCFSA), replaced the Financial Institutions Commission (FICOM) as BC’s financial sector regulator (for credit unions, insurance companies, trust companies, mortgage brokers, and pension plans). Additionally, government intends…

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Consultation on revising BC’s Health Professions Act

In November 2019, the Steering Committee on Modernization of Health Professional Regulation released its consultation paper, “Modernizing the provincial health profession regulatory framework: A paper for consultation” (here). Here is a summary of the proposed changes on which the Steering…

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#MeToo

We recently attended CNAR 2018 which included a session on the implications of the #MeToo  movement for professional regulators. The room was packed with attendees with some people having to stand.  The session began with the presenters asking how many…

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2017 regulatory round-up

In June, Lisa C. Fong and Angie Westmacott, Q.C., co-chaired a CLE session on self-regulating professions, where they, as well as Rebecca Durcan and Katrina Haymond, identified a number of ongoing, general trends in professional regulation: public skepticism about self-regulation;…

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