In October 2021, the BC government announced its intention to launch a comprehensive review of the province's oil and gas royalty framework and ensure it is modernized, aligned with the government’s climate goals and provides a fair return for British Columbians. This is the first major review in almost 30 years. As part of the Review, the Province issued a Discussion Paper and invited feedback from the public until December 10, 2021.
This document constitutes West Coast's submission to the consultation. It outlines the ways in which the framing of the Review fails to deliver on promises made in BC's Roadmap to 2030, and identifies questions that must be addressed if the Review is to have any credibility.