Today the Government of Ontario announced that the Ontario Film Authority will be winding down its operations on October 1, 2019. Their Industry Notice states that they intend to amend the regulation to enable Ontario to accept motion pictures classifications from Consumer Protection BC.

As the administrator of BC’s Motion Picture Act, we are currently working with the Government of Ontario. BC’s classification decisions are copyrighted, and efforts are being made to develop a formal agreement with the Province of Ontario as soon as possible.

We don’t have any additional information to share right now. We understand that you have questions and we commit to sharing more information and next steps when we have them.

To speak to the Government of Ontario about the regulation change or their process, please contact their Public Safety and Operations Policy Branch by email at PublicSafetyandOperationsPolicyBranch@ontario.ca or call 416-326-8548.

About Consumer Protection BC:

Consumer Protection BC is the regulator of a variety of sectors and specific consumer transactions in the province. Our mandate is to license and inspect our regulated businesses, respond to consumer inquiries, investigate alleged violations of consumer protection laws, classify all general release motion pictures and provide information and referrals to consumers.

For more information about our organization, please explore our corporate website at www.consumerprotectionbc.ca.