Bill S-209, the law seeking to amend the Canadian Criminal Code to permit the legalization of MMA is now one step closer to reality. (You can click here for background information). The Parliament of Canada’s website confirms that Bill S-209 has now passed second reading and has been referred to the Committee of the House of … More Canadian MMA Legalization a Step Closer to Reality
I have spent a lot of time highlighting the Federal Government’s effort to amend the Criminal Code to legalize MMA in Canada, I have also spent time highlighting Provincial obligations to ensure amateur contests do not slip between the cracks, this leaves the last level of government – the Municipal. Can municipalities outlaw consensual fighting? Reasons for judgement were … More More on Regulating Canadian MMA – Can City Governments Outlaw Consensual Fighting?
Today the BC Government issued a press release announcing a COMMAND training course being set up in BC with a view towards the eventual certification of MMA judges under the Athletic Commissioner Act. As previously discussed, this legislation will regulate promoters, fighters and officials for professional MMA contests. The regulations under this legislation are still being worked out but … More BC Government Sets Up Training Course for MMA Judges