The panel heard from people throughout the province, including workers, labour organizations, business/industry stakeholders, individual citizens, and the legal profession.

There were two ways to participate:

  1. Initial written submissions were accepted until March 20, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
  2. In-person sessions were held at 9 locations around B.C. between March 21 and April 16, 2018.
  3. Anyone who made a submission was also invited to provide a reply submission if they wished, by April 24, 2018. Reply submissions could  summarize previously submitted information, provide additional information that came out of participating is one of the in-person consultations or provide a comment/response to other submissions that had been posted online.

All input was considered, alongside a review of recent labour law changes in other jurisdictions, to inform the panel’s recommendations to government.

The panel’s report was submitted to the Ministry of Labour at the end of August 2018. The report was made public in October 2018.

Further feedback on the panel’s report and recommendations was accepted until November 30, 2018.