Ministry of Attorney General Response to COVID-19

The Ministry of Attorney General is proactively responding to COVID-19. 

Last updated: September 4, 2020

Laws & Regulations

Liquor & Cannabis


Courts


ICBC

  • ICBC insurance renewals can now be done by phone or email
  • You can renew your driver's licence by phone if it is expiring within six weeks
  • ICBC has resumed commercial and non-commercial road tests by appointment
  • All knowledge tests have been reinstated by appointment only
  • ICBC customers can defer monthly payments for up to 90 days
  • Visit the ICBC website for a full list of affected services

Gaming

  • BC Lottery Corporation has implemented a six-month expiry-date extension for lottery tickets that have an expiry date between March 17, 2020, and September 17, 2020
  • The majority of lottery retailers across B.C. are selling lottery products in adherence to physical-distancing directions from the Provincial Health Officer
  • The BCLC lottery prize payout centres in Kamloops and Vancouver are closed and major prize redemptions are taking place through remote processes
  • Casinos, bingo halls and community gaming centres are temporarily closed
  • Visit the BCLC website for a full list of affected services

Emergency Orders

The Emergency Program Act and related orders help government to respond to disasters and emergencies in B.C. Under a state of emergency, the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General can issue orders under authority given to him by the Emergency Program Act.


Tribunals, Boards & Commissions

Information on tribunals, boards and commissions in response to COVID-19. 


Attorney General Reports to the Speaker Under the CRMA

Under Section 4 (2) of the COVID-19 Related Measures Act (CRMA), the minister responsible for the administration of the CRMA must report to the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly on any regulation made under that Act. Such a report must be made within five days from the date the regulation was made, and must contain a copy of the relevant regulation. On receipt of a report under this section, the legislation requires the Speaker to lay the report before the Legislative Assembly as soon as possible.
 
The following reports have been submitted to the Speaker as per the requirements of CRMA as of September 2, 2020: