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  • Horgan highlights pandemic leadership

    September 24, 2020

    NDP leader John Horgan highlighted actions by his party through the period of the pandemic in an address to delegates earlier today. Mr. Horgan was interviewed by Metro Vancouver Chair Sav Dhaliwal at the invitation of the party leader.

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  • Federal address pledges a more inclusive & sustainable Canada

    September 24, 2020

    Addressing UBCM delegates from Ottawa, federal Environment and Climate Change Minister Jonathan Wilkinson offered his government’s support for local governments in BC in the very difficult, indeed extraordinary times in which we find ourselves.

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  • Furstenau champions collaborative governance

    September 24, 2020

    Green Party of BC leader Sonia Furstenau addressed delegates earlier today, highlighting the role of local communities and the importance of collaborative governance as British Columbia tackles COVID-19, illicit drugs, and climate change.

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  • So how did we do?

    September 24, 2020

    There will be lots for us to discuss after this year’s Convention, which makes your feedback more important than ever. Please take a few moments to tell us how we did by completing our survey.

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  • 2020 UBCM Resolution decisions

    September 24, 2020

    The resolutions session of the 2020 Convention was held on Wednesday, September 23. A summary of the decisions from the proceedings is now available. The official results of the resolutions will appear in the Convention minutes.

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  • Climate and Energy Action Awards winners

    September 24, 2020

    The Community Energy Association is pleased to announce the 2020 Climate & Energy Action Award Winners. The awards are organized annually by the Community Energy Association in partnership with the Province of British Columbia, Union of BC Municipalities, BC Hydro, FortisBC, and Real Estate Foundation of BC. For more information on all project nominees, visit the Community Energy Association’s website.

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  • UBCM Executive election results

    September 24, 2020

    The results of the Executive elections are now complete. The following have been elected with the completion of the runoff earlier today for Third Vice President.

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  • COVID, climate change, and community: a conversation with Margaret Atwood

    September 24, 2020

    This morning, delegates were treated to the critical mind and perceptive words of Margaret Atwood as Simi Sara and Atwood shared the virtual stage to explore the themes of climate change, COVID-19, and community.

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  • Confronting systemic racism

    September 23, 2020

    Following recent high-profile incidents of racism, delegates at the 2020 UBCM Convention were invited to consider the ways in which racism continues to manifest in Canada and the ways in which it may be confronted. The panel included Chief Dr. Robert Joseph, Ambassador for Reconciliation Canada; Dr. Akwasi Owusu-Bempah, Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, and; Harsha Walia, Executive Director of the BC Civil Liberties Association.

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  • Throne Speech prioritizes COVID, recovery & climate action

    September 23, 2020

    The Governor General, the Right Honourable Julie Payette, delivered the federal Throne Speech on September 23rd, which highlights the federal government’s priorities as Parliament prepares to resume. The Speech largely focusses on continued efforts to address the pandemic and measures to support an economic recovery.

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