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B.C. Reg. 137/2022
O.C. 326/2022
Deposited June 13, 2022
This consolidation is current to November 29, 2022.
Link to consolidated regulation (PDF)

Community Charter, Local Government Act and Vancouver Charter

Local Government Oath of Office Regulation

Oath of office — board or council member

1   The following oath of office is prescribed for the purposes of section 120 (3) of the Community Charter, section 202 (6) of the Local Government Act and section 140 (6) of the Vancouver Charter, with the necessary changes in form as applicable:

I, .....[name of person elected or appointed]....., do [swear] [solemnly affirm] that:

• I am qualified to hold the office of .....[office]..... for the .....[jurisdiction]..... to which I have been [elected] [appointed];

• I have complied with the provisions of the .....[applicable Act]..... in relation to my election to this office; [omit this point for persons who have been appointed];

• I will abide by all rules related to conflicts of interest under the .....[applicable Act]......;

• I will carry out my duties with integrity;

• I will be accountable for the decisions that I make, and the actions that I take, in the course of my duties;

• I will be respectful of others;

• I will demonstrate leadership and collaboration;

• I will perform the duties of my office in accordance with the law.

Oath of office — officer for regional district

2   The following oath of office is prescribed for the purposes of section 238 of the Local Government Act, with the necessary changes in form as applicable:

I, .............[officer's name]..........., do [swear] [solemnly affirm] that:

• I will truly, faithfully and impartially execute the office of ............[office]............. for the ........[regional district for which officer is appointed]........... to the best of my knowledge, skills and ability;

• I have not received and will not receive any payment or reward, or any promise of payment or reward, for the exercise of any partiality or other improper execution of my office.

[Provisions relevant to the enactment of this regulation: Community Charter, S.B.C. 2003, c. 26, s. 120 (3), the Local Government Act, R.S.B.C. 2015, c. 1, ss. 202 (6), 238 and 783 and the Vancouver Charter, S.B.C. 1953, c. 55, s. 140 (6).]