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  • Working Group on Responsible Conduct

    January 11, 2017

    UBCM Executive has endorsed the formation of a collaborative working group to examine the issue of responsible conduct by local government elected officials. The formal creation of the working group follows on a 2016 resolution that was referred to the Executive for further policy work. The working group will initiate the policy work and UBCM Executive will provide a full report and recommendation to the membership at the 2017 Convention.

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  • RCMP to Implement Tiered Auxiliary Constable Model

    January 11, 2017

    The RCMP Senior Executive Committee has chosen to implement a tiered Auxiliary Constable Program model, consistent with the results of the October 2016 UBCM membership survey. The tiered model will allow Auxiliary Constables to participate in activities based on their experience, training and local community’s needs.

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  • Doctor Recruitment and Retention Portal

    January 11, 2017

    The Divisions of Family Practice Recruitment and Retention Steering Committee has launched PracticeinBC.ca, a new family doctor recruitment and retention website. This website is designed as a one-stop portal to help make it easier for doctors to join BC communities. UBCM is a participating partner on the Recruitment and Retention Steering Committee.

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  • Appointments to RCMP Contract Management Committee

    January 11, 2017

    UBCM is currently looking to appoint local government representatives from RCMP policed jurisdictions to the British Columbia Local Government Contract Management Committee (LGCMC). There are five vacancies that are required to be filled by local government elected officials or staff members.

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  • New Keynote for LGLA’s 2017 Leadership Forum

    January 11, 2017

    James Hoggan, President of Hoggan & Associates and best selling author of I’m Right and You’re an Idiot: The Toxic State of Public Discourse and How to Clean it Up (May 2016) will be the keynote speaker at the 2017 Leadership Forum.

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  • Province-wide Community to Community Forum

    January 11, 2017

    The First Nations Summit and UBCM are pleased to announce that the sixth Province-wide Community to Community (PC2C) Forum will be held on June 6, 2017 at the Musqueam Community Centre.

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  • Funding & Resources Update

    January 11, 2017

    Each month we provide an update on UBCM funding programs and information on other programs or resources that may be of interest to local governments and First Nations.

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  • Marijuana Legalization Task Force Releases Report

    December 14, 2016

    The federal government’s Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation has released its final report, A Framework for the Legalization and Regulation of Cannabis in Canada. The report provides over 80 recommendations to guide the federal government in the creation of a new legislative framework to legalize and regulate marijuana.

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  • RCMP Contract Management Committee Update

    December 14, 2016

    On November 3, 2016, the Local Government Contract Management Committee (LGCMC) met with provincial and RCMP representatives to discuss issues related to the RCMP contract and policing in British Columbia. The following summary highlights key issues discussed at the meeting.

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  • Liquor Policy Working Group Update

    December 14, 2016

    On October 24, 2016, the Local Government Working Group on Liquor Policy, co-chaired by UBCM and the Province, met to discuss recent changes in provincial liquor policy, including the timeline for implementing the remaining Liquor Policy Review (LPR) recommendations and the new Liquor Control and Licensing Act.

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