Canada: Response to the Societies Act White Paper from British Columbia Nongovernmental Organizations | Joint Statements

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Fifty-seven BC-based organizations, including LRWC published a statement expressing concern that section 99 of the draft B.C. Societies Act contained in the Societies White Paper would threaten the ability of BC societies to act in furtherance of their  purposes. The impugned section would allow members of the public to apply for a court ruling that a society was “carrying on activities that are detrimental to the public interest” and empower the court to make a wide range of orders including compensation for the aggrieved party and dissolution of the society.