RCE Committee Draft Legislation
Background on the RCE Committee
The IPCBC has established five committees to provide input and
expertise on key Council actions as outlined in the Invasive Plant
Strategy for BC. The Regulation, Compliance and Enforcement (RCE)
Committee was formed to strive for improved compliance with existing
policy and to recommend legislative and regulatory change where
compliance has been unsuccessful.
The RCE Committee Goal
It is the goal of the Regulation, Compliance and Enforcement (RCE) Committee
to improve the management of invasive plants in BC by ensuring that existing
legislation, regulation and policy within all jurisdictions is integrated
and functioning effectively and efficiently.
One of the first tasks undertaken by the RCE Committee was the development
of an invasive plant Legislation Compendium. The intent of the Compendium
is to provide a comprehensive listing of all legislation, regulations
and policy with relevance to invasive plant management in British Columbia.
Following the development of the Compendium, the RCE Committee began
the process of reviewing the results. The Committee is currently reviewing
the effectiveness of the existing legislative framework surrounding invasive
plant management in BC and Canada, and working towards improved compliance
The RCE Committee's draft1 Legislation Compendium, which includes
legislative listings from international, federal, provincial, municipal
and first nations sources, is now available for download. The IPCBC invites
you to download your own copy of the draft Compendium and educate yourself
about the legislative framework surrounding invasive plant management
the Legislation Compendium (pdf, 0.3 MB)
If you have any questions or would like to request more information,
please contact our RCE Committee Coordinator as follows:
Invasive Plant Council of BC
RCE Committee Coordinator
1. The document is in draft format due to the complexity of maintaining
a current listing of legislation.