Public Input Welcomed on Emergency Program Act

February 26, 2016

Members of the public are invited to provide input on the Province of British Columbia’s “Prepared and Resilient: A discussion paper on the legislative frame work for emergency management in British Columbia.”

The Province intends to update the Emergency Program Act of 1996. The purpose of the paper is to provide background information on the existing challenges of the Act, to solicit input from stakeholders on proposed solutions, and to identify any additional changes that may be necessary.

The document, divided into 12 different topics, is available for public review and comment at the Emergency Program Act engagement site, located here.

Interested individuals can participate through online discussions or e-mail submission until April 22, 2016 at 4 p.m.

The Township of Esquimalt prepared a submission to the Honourable Naomi Yamamoto, Minister of State for Emergency Preparedness, outlining Township recommendations for changes to the Emergency Program Act. This submission is available for viewing here.