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186 Principles For Regional District-provincial Relations

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186 The relationship between regional districts and the Provincial government in relation to this Act is based on the following principles:

  • (a) cooperative relations between the Provincial government and regional districts are to be fostered in order to efficiently and effectively meet the needs of the citizens of British Columbia;
  • (b) regional districts need the powers that allow them to draw on the resources required to fulfill their responsibilities;
  • (c) notice and consultation is needed for Provincial government actions that directly affect regional district interests;
  • (d) the Provincial government recognizes that different regional districts and their communities have different needs and circumstances and so may require different approaches;
  • (e) the independence of regional districts is balanced by the responsibility of the Provincial government to consider the interests of the citizens of British Columbia generally.

2003-52-162, effective January 1, 2004 (B.C. Reg. 465/2003); RSBC 2015-1-186, effective January 1, 2016 (B.C. Reg. 257/2015).