E-newsletter (December: Best of 2020)

Our final Briefing Notes edition of the year highlights readers’ top picks from the last 12 months. Some of your favourites from 2020 focused around post-COVID recoveries, anti-racism policies, and Vancouver’s Climate Emergency Action Plan.

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E-newsletter (November 2020)

This “Briefing Notes edition” shares news on Vancouver’s climate emergency action plan, Montreal’s new Inclusionary Housing Zoning Policy, and what it means to call people in, rather than calling them out.

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E-newsletter (Fall 2020)

Our fall 2020 Briefing Notes edition shares articles that were popular in our community in recent months, including on Vancouver’s new housing plan, schools in the time of COVID, and police reform in New Zealand.

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E-newsletter (March 2020)

Briefing Notes for March 2020 includes a closer look at the B.C. COVID-19 Action Plan, Port Coquitlam’s novel way of sharing students’ artwork, and an opportunity to accelerate the clean energy transition.

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COVID-19: Measures municipalities are taking to move forward

Prepared by Thea Sample with Aidan Shirley.

As we navigate through these uncertain times, the Columbia Institute remains committed to providing resources and information for good civic governance. We encourage all municipalities to follow directions from provincial, federal, and public health authorities.

We know that municipalities play a vital role in the public health of our communities, and our collective response to the COVID-19 pandemic will be aided by proactive measures, good public policy decisions, and actions from all levels of government.

Here are some helpful municipal resources:

Here are a few resources and articles about steps taken by municipalities to ensure our collective safety in response to COVID-19:

Here are a few centralized public resources on COVID-19:

Many municipalities and band councils in BC have set-up Covid-19 webpage resources:

Please share articles and updates for us to post here at tsample@columbiainstitute.ca.