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B.C. retailers applaud self-regulatory approach to video game classification

News | 11/29/2001 5:00 am EST

British Columbia retailers are lauding a new self-regulatory approach to classifying video games that adopts the international Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB) system, much to the relief of those who were worried about the government adopting a B.C.-only guide. Since the introduction of legislation mandating a restrictive ratings system last April (CNM, April 19/01), a new conservative government headed by Liberal Premier Gordon Campbell has apparently decided to extend the industry more flexibility than the previous NDP government, which first introduced the new laws.

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