Update - June 13, 2018
Today, June 13th, 2018 after almost 1 year of anticipation, a stakeholders meeting was held in Victoria to discuss the topic of Bio-Cremation (technically called Alkaline Hydrolysis). The legislation needs to be changed should this process become recognized in BC. 3 other Provinces in Canada have already made the changes they needed to recognize this process and in doing so have basically put the consumer and funeral industry on notice that this change is coming eventually.
We have a great deal of homework to do to assist our Government in making the necessary changes to legislation. In part that begins with collecting data from other jurisdictions of their "best practices" or their legislation so that we do not have to reinvent the wheel.....
We will begin this important work and hopefully be able to present a compelling argument and set of regulations to Government that will usher this process into BC as an environmentally sensible option for families to consider.
Stay tuned for updates!