What is the purpose of the BC Emergency Program Act?
Please Read the Emergency Act that has been passed in BC, Canada. Pay special attention to the lands in BC affected by forest fires???
The government has given itself unprecedented power in the event of an “emergency”. This is already law and can now be implemented.
Some of the new powers of the Minister are listed below but please go to the document for full review! EMERGENCY PROGRAM ACT
Some of the powers of the Minister in declared state of emergency:
(a) acquire or use any land or personal property considered necessary to prevent, respond to or alleviate the effects of an emergency or disaster;
(b) authorize or require any person to render assistance of a type that the person is qualified to provide or that otherwise is or may be required to prevent, respond to or alleviate the effects of an emergency or disaster;
(c) control or prohibit travel to or from any area of British Columbia;
(d) cause the evacuation of persons and the removal of livestock, animals and personal property from any area of British Columbia that is or may be affected by an emergency or a disaster and make arrangements for the adequate care and protection of those persons, livestock, animals and personal property;
(e) authorize the entry into any building or on any land, without warrant, by any person in the course of implementing an emergency plan or program or if otherwise considered by the minister to be necessary to prevent, respond to or alleviate the effects of an emergency or disaster;
(f) cause the demolition or removal of any trees, structures or crops if the demolition or removal is considered by the minister to be necessary or appropriate in order to prevent, respond to or alleviate the effects of an emergency or disaster;
(g) construct works considered by the minister to be necessary or appropriate to prevent, respond to or alleviate the effects of an emergency or disaster;
(h) procure, fix prices for or ration food, clothing, fuel, equipment, medical supplies or other essential supplies and the use of any property, services, resources or equipment within any part of British Columbia for the duration of the state of emergency.
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