On May 6, 2004, Murray Coell, Minister of then Community, Aboriginal and Women's
Services, and Frank Leonard, then President of the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) signed a
(61 KB) setting out principles,
processes and other considerations for implementing required consultations under
the Community Charter.
Community Charter s. 276 requires the minister responsible to consult with
representatives of UBCM, as described in the section, before the
provincial government takes specified actions (e.g. amends the
Community Charter; amends a regulation under the Local Government Grants Act). Those consultations are in
addition to the general principle of consultation on matters of mutual interest.
Community Charter s. 277 empowers the minister responsible to enter into an
agreement with UBCM to fill in some of the practical detail of how such
consultations will occur. The agreement (61 KB)
was developed in partnership between the Ministry and UBCM to cover required
consultations for which the Minister of Community Services is the minister
responsible. The agreement builds on the longstanding and positive tradition of
consultation between the Ministry and
Please direct questions or comments to
Advisory Services Branch.