Society Act Changes
The NSMBA is registered as a non-profit society. In August 2014, Christy Clark proposed a change to the existing BC Society Act that includes an amendment allowing a person “deemed appropriate by the court” to apply for an order on the grounds that a society is carrying on activities that are detrimental to the public interest”. This means that well-funded opponents of any non-profit could force them into court to defend their work, resulting in unmanageable legal bills.
*An image from the BC NDP’s campaign to stop a change to the Society Act that could increase the number of lawsuits against small community or environmental groups.