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Motion Pictures

Posted on:
10 April 2017

Written by Consumer Protection BC’s motion picture classification department

If you’ve ever gone to the movies in British Columbia and wondered where the G, PG, 14A or 18A came from, then you’ve come to the right place! Our classification work is mandated by the Motion Picture Act. Our team of trained classifiers review all motion pictures publicly exhibited in BC theatres.

Motion Pictures

Posted on:
07 December 2015

Written by Consumer Protection BC’s Motion Picture Classification department

Often people don’t realize that we review and classify motion pictures that are exhibited in BC. We have a team of dedicated staff at Consumer Protection BC who review motion pictures. The law that speaks to this is called the Motion Picture Act. The fundamental public service of motion picture classification in BC has remained intact since its inception. Its practice, however, has evolved with changes in community standards and advances in education and technology.

Motion Pictures

Posted on:
08 September 2015

If you are taking your kids to a movie, do you usually check to see how the movie is rated and if there are any advisories? I sometimes take my niece or teen cousin to the movies and until I started working at Consumer Protection BC, I didn’t really understand what each rating meant. In this blog, I’ll show you how you can make an informed decision about a movie so that your whole party will enjoy the experience.

Consumer Protection BC

Posted on:
04 October 2013

Consumer Protection BC enforces specific consumer protection laws in the province, and licenses and regulates a number of industries. Did you know that you can search for a Consumer Protection BC licensed business on our website? Here’s how:

Motion Pictures

Posted on:
19 February 2013

If you’re a movie buff who has already set the PVR to record Sunday’s Oscars, you may be curious to learn a bit more about the Restricted Cougar – an iconic symbol of movies and entertainment that was created in BC more than 50 years ago.