The British Columbia Farm Industry Review Board (BCFIRB) is an administrative tribunal that has statutory responsibility for exercising regulatory and adjudicative functions independent of government in its general supervision of BC regulated marketing boards and commissions and in hearing regulated marketing appeals and farm practices complaints.
Originally known as the British Columbia Marketing Board (“BCMB”), BCFIRB was created in 1934 under the NPMA to supervise the commodity boards. Over the years, the role has been expanded and its authority redefined to address changes in the regulated marketing sector.
BCFIRB is composes of up to ten members appointed by Lieutenant Governor-in-Council (LGIC). Board members backgrounds vary, with experience in production, marketing, law and education related to agricultural issues.