BC Government Comments on Proposed Athletic Commissioner Act

I previously discussed that the BC Government has introduced sensible legislation seeking to create an Athletic Commissioner who will be tasked with regulating professional MMA and other Striking Sports on a Province wide basis. I am following this matter and today had a chance to review the Government’s comments on the Floor of BC’s Legislature … More BC Government Comments on Proposed Athletic Commissioner Act

Unified Rules of MMA Most Obvious Choice for BC’s New Athletic Commisioner

With Bill 50 expected to become law soon in British Columbia, Professional MMA will benefit from consistent standards Province wide Once a Provincial Athletic Commissioner is appointed standards will need to be designed that will apply to MMA competitions in BC pursuant to the Commissioner’s obligations under Section 4 of the Athletic Commissioner Act and … More Unified Rules of MMA Most Obvious Choice for BC’s New Athletic Commisioner

BC Government To Create Province Wide Commision To Regulate MMA

Leaving aside the fact that professional MMA is currently technically illegal in BC, an additional problem is that professional MMA events in British Columbia are subject to inconsistent regulatory requirements. The reason being that local municipalities are allowed to form their own Athletic Commissions based on the power given to the them by section 143 … More BC Government To Create Province Wide Commision To Regulate MMA