BC’s Athletic Commission Regulations Expected to be “Established Soon”

Last Summer British Columbia passed the Athletic Commissioner Act which will create a commission to regulate “professional” MMA and other combat sports on a Province wide basis.  Despite this there is still little certainty about exactly how professional contests will be regulated in BC because the Athletic Commissioner Act Regulations have not yet been passed. The Regulations … More BC’s Athletic Commission Regulations Expected to be “Established Soon”

BC Cabinet Shuffle Results in New Minister of Sport

With the recent introduction of BC’s Athletic Commissioner Act the BC Government needs to create a Province Wide Athletic Commissioner to regulate “professional contests or exhibitions” . Yesterday the BC Government announced a cabinet shuffle appointing Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett as the Province’s new Minister of Sport.  BC’s Athletic Commission will now fall on Mr. Bennett’s watch.   I will continue … More BC Cabinet Shuffle Results in New Minister of Sport

Bill 50 Becomes Law; MMA and other Professional Contests to be Regulated Province Wide in BC

As expected, Bill 50, BC’s Athletic Commissioner Act passed Third Reading today and will now become law.  You can click here and here for my past posts on this Bill. You can click here (and scroll down to 1440) to read the BC Legislature’s Committee Hearing regarding the legislation. A few points of interest from today’s … More Bill 50 Becomes Law; MMA and other Professional Contests to be Regulated Province Wide in BC

BC’s Athletic Commissioner Act One Step Closer to Becoming Law

Today BC’s proposed Athletic Commissioner Act has passed Second Reading which means this Bill is one step closer to becoming law.  I have previously discussed this new proposed law here. You can click here and scroll down to section 1550 to read the Legislative debate about Bill 50.  There appears to be little doubt that this Bill … More BC’s Athletic Commissioner Act One Step Closer to Becoming Law

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