Vernon BC Lifts Professional MMA Ban Clearing Way For Sport’s Return to City

When British Columbia first legalized combat sports earlier this decade the Province allowed individual Cities to opt out of these sports and ban them in their jurisdiction.  Specifically section 59(f)(1) of BC’s Community Charter provided Cities with the power to pass bylaws that “prohibit professional boxing, professional wrestling and other professional athletic contests“ In 2014 the … More Vernon BC Lifts Professional MMA Ban Clearing Way For Sport’s Return to City

Vernon, BC Law Proposing Ban on Professional and Amateur MMA Ready for Vote

Update June 24, 2014 – the vote for the below bill has been postponed until July 14:           __________________________________________________ Last month I discussed Vernon, BC’s, plans to ban Mixed Martial Arts from their City.  The proposed law has now been drafted and is up for discussion and voting on June 23, … More Vernon, BC Law Proposing Ban on Professional and Amateur MMA Ready for Vote

City of Vernon, BC Looking to Ban Mixed Martial Arts

While British Columbia has a Province wide Athletic Commission with monopoly powers to oversee and regulate MMA, BC’s legal framework gives individual cities a choice allowing them to outright ban certain combat sports.  Specifically, section 59(f)(1) of BC’s Community Charter allows the passage of City bylaws that “prohibit professional boxing, professional wrestling and other professional athletic … More City of Vernon, BC Looking to Ban Mixed Martial Arts