Working with Government: Proactive Regulation in a Changing Environment

Posted on March 7, 2017

On March 6 and 7, APEGBC hosted receptions with the BC Government Caucus and the BC Official Opposition Caucus in Victoria, BC. The purpose was to provide an informal forum where Council and senior staff could interact with ministers and MLAs to share the ways we protect the public interest by setting and enforcing high standards of professional practice.

APEGBC’s CEO and Registrar Ann English, P.Eng., addressed the evolving regulatory landscape and how APEGBC is being proactive in engaging members and meeting the demands of public safety. Hon. Andrew Wilkinson, Minister of Advanced Education, brought greetings on behalf of the BC Government at the evening reception. The event was attended by 26 caucus members, including 10 ministers and APEGBC member Dr. Ralph Sultan, P.Eng., MLA, West Vancouver–Capilano.

Rob Fleming, MLA, Victoria–Swan Lake and Advanced Education critic brought greetings on behalf of the BC Official Opposition Caucus at the March 7 breakfast reception. Eleven caucus members attended and were eager to discuss topics, including attracting more women to the professions and improving the recognition of foreign credentials.

APEGBC President Bob Stewart, P.Eng., APEGBC CEO and Registrar Ann English, P.Eng., and the Hon. Andrew Wilkinson, Minster of Advanced Education and MLA, Vancouver–Quilchena

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APEGBC councillor Susan Hayes, P.Eng., Katrine Conroy, MLA, Kootenay West, and Nicholas Simons, MLA, Powell River
Hon. Susan Anton, Q.C., Attorney General and Minister of Justice, and MLA, Vancouver–Fraserview, with APEGBC President Bob Stewart, P.Eng.

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Rob Fleming, MLA, Victoria–Swan Lake
APEGBC Director of Professional Practice, Standards and Development Peter Mitchell, P.Eng., Chief Regulatory Officer and Deputy Registrar Tony Chong, P.Eng., and Hon. Amrik Virk, Minister of Technology, Innovation, and Citizens’ Services, and MLA, Surrey–Tynehead

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Jane Thornethwaite, MLA, North Vancouver–Seymour, APEGBC councillor Kathy Tarnai-Lokhorst, P.Eng., Richard Lee, MLA, Burnaby North, John Yap, MLA, Richmond–Steveston

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