Public participation — without it, democracy simply can’t function. The International Public Participation Association (IAP2) was established in the 1990s to help foster public participation. The organization’s British Columbia chapter partners with other organizations to provide training for the public, zeroing in on issues such as Dealing with Opposition & Outrage, and Public Participation for Decision Continue reading
The 2018 local elections are over. Here is a comprehensive listing of all the results, courtesy of CivicInfo BC. https://bc.localelections.ca/results/index_m.html
Don’t forget that tomorrow, Saturday, October 20, is local election day across BC. For some useful information, here’s a link to the Elections BC website.
As we approach province-wide municipal and regional elections later this month, the subject of civic engagement looms large. Specifically, the common problem in rural communities across BC of a lack of civic engagement. How can local governments, often strapped for both time and resources, ensure the decisions they make on behalf of their constituents reflect Continue reading