CAs, CMAs and CGAs in BC Issue announcements

CGA-BC Board of Governors announces it will resume unification discussions with British Columbia CA and CMA bodies.

On February 26, 2013, the Certified General Accountants Association of British Columbia (CGA-BC) issued an announcement to its members stating that the CGA-BC Board of Governors has chosen to re-enter discussions with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia (ICABC) and CMA British Columbia (CMABC) to support the unification of the accounting profession currently taking place across Canada. Given the progression of CPA both provincially and nationally, the CGA-BC Board said it recognizes that it is in the best interest of its members, students and the public to re-enter the unification discussions within BC.

The CA and CMA bodies in British Columbia issued a joint communication update to their members and welcomed the return of CGA-BC to the unification discussions. ICABC and CMABC will continue to move forward with their unification process and will bring CGA-BC up-to-date on the status of the merger as they consider their next steps in rejoining talks.