Approval Process

The provincial government receives numerous requests for proclamations throughout the year from organizations and individuals. Each proclamation request is reviewed by the appropriate ministry, and may be approved, revised or declined.

If approved, the proclamation is embossed with the Great Seal of the Province of British Columbia and signed by the Attorney General and the Lieutenant Governor. An original copy is mailed to the proponent and the proclamation is published on the BCLaws website.

Annually recurring proclamations must be requested each year and are subject to the same review process.