Monthly Archives: May 2016

Local Government Awareness Week in B.C. – May 15-21, 2016

Originally posted on CityHallWatch: Tools to engage in Vancouver city decisions:
Public Service Announcement. Some useful factoids and statistics here. Bolding is by CityHallWatch. Local Government Awareness Week proclaimed https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2016CSCD0024-000783 The Province of British Columbia is proud to proclaim Local…

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Trudeau government should speak/act to oppose bridge that would facilitate LNG & fuel supertankers on Fraser River: Susan Jones writes PM

Susan Jones of Delta, British Columbia, has shared with MetroVanWatch this letter, which she sent on May 7, 2016 to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and key members of the federal Cabinet, as well as many Members of Parliament based in … Continue reading

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FOI report published by provincial committee. Will the BC Legislature act on the recommendations?

Originally posted on CityHallWatch: Tools to engage in Vancouver city decisions:
The final report of BC parliamentary committee that reviewed the province’s Freedom of Information laws is now available online. The report suggests shortening the response time for FOI requests…

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Moodyville density plan gets green light

Originally posted on North Van City Voices:
from the North Shore News: After 60 years spent serving as a reminder of the bungalow boom that followed the Second World War, the “future” has come to Moodyville. Council voted in favour…

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Vancouver’s Housing Affordability Crisis: Causes, Consequences and Solutions (paper by Josh Gordon, SFU)

Originally posted on CityHallWatch: Tools to engage in Vancouver city decisions:
This is recommended reading: A paper published online by Josh Gordon, Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy, Simon Fraser University. Download PDF here. As a sample, we provide two excerpts from…

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Soft launch of report on demolitions, evictions, displacement of renters from Burnaby. 6:30 pm May 4 (Wed)

(Public service announcement) COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE: A REPORT ON “DEMOVICTIONS” IN METROTOWN Wednesday May 4, 2016, start 6:30pm Burnaby Neighbourhood House (4460 Beresford, just south of the Metrotown Skytrain Station) In February and March, volunteers with the Stop Demovictions Burnaby Campaign … Continue reading

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