The Legislative Assembly’s all-party Special Committee on Reforming the Police Act is undertaking a broad inquiry into policing, including examining the role of police with respect to complex social issues; examining the scope of systemic racism within BC's police agencies; and ensuring consistency of a modernized Police Act with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
The Committee seeks input to identify solutions and opportunities for reform with respect to the policing system including anti-racism measures, and improved social and health outcomes.
The Committee plans to hold an open public consultation during the winter and early spring, to provide opportunities for additional stakeholders and all British Columbians to share their views.
CBABC’s Legislative and Law Reform Committee is working with the Indigenous Justice Advocacy Committee and several Sections to prepare the CBABC Submission in response to the Legislative Assembly.
Members interested in participating in this submission are asked to contact Jo-Anne Stark at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
Deadline: February 15, 2021