In November 2011, the Province initiated a Columbia River Treaty Review (Treaty Review) process to evaluate future decision options, including possible continuation, amendment or termination of the Treaty. After a two year Treaty Review consisting of extensive consultation with the public, local government officials, First Nations on a government-to-government basis, and hydro facility operators, and completing a series of technical studies, the Government of British Columbia made the decision to continue the Columbia River Treaty and seek improvements within its existing framework. The decision includes 14 principles that will guide British Columbia in any discussions on the future of the Treaty with Canada and the United States.

Government of British Columbia decision and guiding principles