Governing Legislation and Resources for Public Complaints (5:II)

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A. General

1. Legislation

Federal Courts Act, RSC 1985, c F-7.

Judicial Review Procedure Act, RSBC 1996, c 241.

2. Resources

Community Legal Assistance Society: BC Judicial Review Self-Help Guide: www.judicialreviewbc.ca

The Ombudsperson of BC website: http://www.ombudsman.bc.ca.

B. Privacy or Access to Information

1. Legislation

Access to Information Act, RSC 1985, c A-1.

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, RSBC 1996, c 165.

Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, SC 2000, c 5.

Privacy Act, RSBC 1996, c 373.

Privacy Act, RSC 1985, c P-21.

2. Resources

BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association

Online Website


BC Civil Liberties Association

Online Website
Email: info@bccla.org
Address 900 Helmcken Street, 2nd Floor, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6Z 1B3
Phone (604) 630-9754
Fax: (604) 687-3045


Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for BC

Online Website
Address P.O. Box 9038, Stn. Prov. Govt., Victoria, British Columbia, V8W 9A4
Phone (604) 660-2421 (Enquiry Vancouver only)
1-800-663 7867 (Enquiry BC)


Privacy Commissioner of Canada

Online Website
Address 30 Victoria Street, Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 1H3
Phone (819) 994-5444
Toll-Free: 1-800-282-1376
Fax: (819) 994-6591


C. Complaints about Police Conduct

1. Legislation

Police Act, RSBC 1996, c 367.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act, RSC 1985, c R-10.

2. Resources

BC Civil Liberties Association

Online Website
Email: info@bccla.org
Address 900 Helmcken Street, 2nd Floor, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6Z 1B3
Phone (604) 630-9754
Fax: (604) 687-3045


Pivot Legal Society

Address 121 Heatley Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6A 3E9
Phone (604) 255-9700
Fax: (604) 255-1552


Office of the Police Complaints Commissioner

Online Website
Email: info@opcc.bc.ca
Address P.O Box 9895 Stn Prov Govt.
#501-947 Fort St., P.O. Box 9895
Victoria, BC V8W 9T8
Phone (250) 356-7458
Toll-free outside of Vancouver: Call Enquiry BC at 1-877-999-8707 and ask to be connected to the Office of the Police Complaints Commissioner
Fax: (250) 356-6503


Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP

Online Website
To use the online complaint form, click on the “Make a Complaint” link
Address
Phone Telephone for Greater Vancouver: (604) 501-4080
Anywhere in Canada: 1-800-665-6878
Fax: (604) 501-4095


D. The Right to Vote

1. Legislation

Canada Elections Act, RSC 2000, c 9

Election Act, RSBC 1996, c 106

Local Government Act, RSBC 1996, c 323

Vancouver Charter, SBC 1953, c 55

2. Resources

Elections British Columbia

Online Website


Elections Canada

Online Website



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