Posts Tagged ‘BC Minister of Sport’

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With all the dust settling from BC’s recent election the Government’s new cabinet was just announced.

The new Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development is Coralee Oakes.

Included in the Minister’s portfolio is the newly minted BC Athletic Commission.

This is the Minister who is in the best position to address my voiced concerns about the Province bringing in a framework to legalize amateur MMA and other non-Olympic martial arts such as Karate and Kickboxing.

I plan to follow up with the newly minted Minister about these concerns and will update this blog with any developments in these discussions.

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 to track the progress of this Commission and post updates as they develop.