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.

Learn more here and join over 11,250 individuals by voicing your opposition to the proposed changes here.

*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.