The BC Building Code 2012 governs all construction in the province. It costs hundreds of dollars to find out if you are in compliance. That's because BC pays the Canadian Standard Association for permission to print CSA specs. This was publicized recently at restorecsa.com "Ontario P:ays for Permission to Print Provincial Law", asking the question, "Does a private corporation own public law". (h/t smalldeadanimals).
This is wrong in every way. Power is arbitrary if the rules aren't clear and available to everyone subject to them.