We raise awareness of our work in a number of ways, including in the news, in opinion pieces, in our e-newsletter, in videos and in blogs. Here are some highlights:


Increasing voter turnout in Whitby,”, October 24, 2019.

How the New Democrats could create 300,000 new green jobs,” CBC, July 28, 2019.

CBAs only a sign of changing P3 contracts and industry,” The Journal of Commerce, March 11, 2019.

Why the Liberal Government’s Infrastructure Bank is Helping Big Banks and Dumping User Fees on Citizens,” Press Progress, February 8, 2019.

Canada’s Infrastructure of the Future,” Canadian Architect, January 29, 2019.


Interview with Keith Reynolds, CBC Radio’s Daybreak South with Chris Walker (begins a 59:35 mins and wraps up at 1:07:35), June 21, 2018.

Report calls B.C. P3s a ‘costly mistake’,” The Journal of Commerce, June 20, 2018.

Partnerships cost taxpayers 3 billion: Report claims public-private partnerships took $226 million out of Okanagan Wallets,” Kelowna Daily Courier, June 15, 2018.

Government overspending $226M on Okanagan P3s: Study,” Penticton Herald, June 15, 2018.

Taxpayers out $3.7B on P3 projects under Liberals,” Penticton Herald, June 14, 2018.

Public-private partnerships inflated costs to taxpayers, says report,” The Tyee, June 12, 2018.

Keith Reynolds: BC should end public-private partnerships,” The Province, June 11, 2018.


Infrastructure bank lacks transparency: report,” Journal of Commerce, October 12, 2017.

Beresford and Reynolds: Respect Canadians’ right to know about the Canada Infrastructure Bank,” Ottawa Citizen, September 26, 2017.

Charley Beresford and Lee Loftus discuss the “Jobs for Tomorrow” report,” Adapting Canadian Work, September 13, 2017.

Jobs for Tomorrow” study meshes with Canadian projections for new hydropower jobs and infrastructure,”, August 29, 2017.

Green sector to employ millions of builders by 2050: report,” Daily Commercial News, August 24, 2017.

Interview with Charley Beresford, Jill Bennett Show on CKNW, August 15, 2017.

Construction sector can help build a greener Canadian economy,” Digital Journal, August 11, 2017.

Breakfast Television, August 11, 2017, 9:09 am: Find “BT News Continued: Aug 11: US President Donald Trump continues his war of words with North Korea” and then zoom into 3:47 to 4:38 for story.

“20M greener jobs on way if Canada goes carbon-neutral: B.C. report,” Vancouver and Toronto Metro, August 10, 2017.

Public services need public scrutiny to protect public interest,” Vancouver Sun, June 9, 2017.

Canada remains dedicated to Paris Agreement despite U.S. decision,” Women’s Post, June 6, 2017.

Report card finds Canada needs improvement on climate action,” National Observer, June 5, 2017.

“Columbia Institute issues report card on federal climate action,” Municipal Information Network, June 2, 2017

Build local capacity, Energy democracy, Report card urges Ottawa,” Energy Mix, June 1, 2017.

Columbia Institute’s Centre for Civic Governance issues report card on federal climate action,” Press Briefing at House of Commons, June 1, 2017.


Older and Wiser: Local seniors programs meet needs Socializing with peers an important part of active aging,” North Shore News, October 31, 2016.

Opinion: Community services vital component of seniors’ care,” Vancouver Sun, October 21, 2016.

Municipalities have important role to ensure seniors’ health and well being: report,” Vancouver Sun, October 18, 2016.

104-year-old woman shining example of municipal programs’ success, says report,” CBC News, October 18, 2016.

Opinion: Like London and Paris, Sooke BC is voting privatization out of style,” The Tyee, September 21, 2016.

New report: Top asks for climate action” – Ramping up low carbon communities,” Ontario Climate Consortium-Climate Connections, June 21, 2016.

Snow removal cheaper in-house: Port Hawkesbury mayor: Mayor Billy Joe MacLean said the town saved $120,000 last winter,” CBC News, June 7, 2016.

“Canada revamping up climate action by empowering low-carbon communities,” ICLEI, June 10, 2016.

There’s a plan to turn Toronto into the low-carbon city of the future,” National Observer, June 9, 2016.

“Early wins to ramp up climate action; Municipalities can lead the way,” Yahoo Finance, June 9, 2016

CUPE highlights value of in-house services at municipal conference,” CUPE website, June 6, 2016.

Change to School-Leaving Certificates Positive but Lacks Oversight: Advocate,” The Tyee, April 11, 2016.

Change to School-Leaving Certificates Positive but Lacks Oversight: Advocate: Around 60 Indigenous students set to get Evergreens instead of diplomas, violating new rules,” The Tyee, April 11, 2016.

Ontario, Nova Scotia blaze a path to fund energy efficient retrofits,” Climate Examiner, PICS Weekly Round-up, April 7, 2016.

The Unsexy Climate Solution That’s a Total No-Brainer,” The Narwhal, March 23, 2016.

“This Green House,” PICSnews-Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, Winter 2016.


“Inside the UBCM: A rookie visit,” TriCity News, September 23, 2015.

Labour movement continues to go green,” Burnaby Now, September 2, 2015.

Editorial: Municipalities get dumped on,” Times Colonist, June 19, 2015.

Squamish feels the weight of downloading,” Squamish Chief, May 28, 2015.

Vancouver Transit Plan Would Raise Jobs, Lower Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Finds New Report,” The Narwhal, March 27, 2015.

“Calgary beats Toronto in mayor’s pay,”, January 25, 2015.


Municipalities struggle to cover the costs of federal and provincial cutbacks,”, September 26, 2014.

How downloaded costs are steamrolling local governments,” The Tyee, September 24, 2014.

Duelling B.C. reports offer vastly different takes on municipal spending,” Globe & Mail / Canadian Press, September 18, 2014.

Local governments face major financial strain as federal/provincial funding drops,” Radio Canada International, September 18, 2014.

Columbia Institute report highlights municipal leadership, says FCM,” Federation of Canadian Municipalities, September 9, 2014.

Port Moody council has eye on next election,” TriCity News, June 12, 2014.

Would a lottery get you vote?,” Georgia Straight, May 6, 2014

New report urges BC Ferries to prop up local shipbuilding industry,” Canadian Manufacturing, March 11, 2014.

The B.C. lose jobs plan,” Vancouver Sun, March 10, 2014.

The B.C. lose jobs plan,” Saskatchewan Leader Post, March 10, 2014.

Building More Ferries in BC would benefit the local economy,” The Tyee, March 10, 2014.

Study forecasts massive benefits to BC economy if shipbuilding industry returns to province,” Business in Vancouver, March 10, 2014

“Would Make Big Gains From Building Ferries Locally,” Money News: BC, March 10, 2014.

“Would Make Big Gains From Building Ferries Locally,” Yahoo Finance, March 10, 2014.

“Would Make Big Gains From Building Ferries Locally,” also was featured on CFAX, CKNW and Nelson Radio.


Op-Ed: Municipalities concerned over new recycling plan,” Vancouver Sun, September 6, 2013.

Conservation could create 25,000 jobs by 2025,” Toronto Star, August 21, 2013.

Quantifying the economic impact of purchasing,” UBC Sustainability, June 14, 2013.

Economic study supports ‘buy local’ as Harper tries to ban it in EU trade deal,”, June 7, 2013.

Cities would benefit from national energy strategy based on renewable energy,” Vancouver Sun, May 31, 2013.

Don’t Exclude Cities from Canada’s Energy Plan,” The Tyee, May 31, 2013.


Opinion: More leaked documents rip lid off CETA giveaways,” The Tyee, December 12, 2012.

This Green House,” Municipal World Magazine, November 1, 2012.


This Saturday, Occupy the Ballot Box,” The Tyee, November 18, 2011.

Municipalities Need Resources, Not Auditor,” The Tyee, September 29, 2011.

Wild Weather Hammers Home Case for Green JobsThe Tyee, June 6, 2011.


EU trade pact may imperil local control over water,” Toronto Star, May 29, 2010.


Cities at centre of energy revolution,” The Tyee, December 17, 2009.

Conference reaches capacity as clock winds down,” The Tyee, December 15, 2009.

Police, demonstrators flood the streets of Copenhagen,” The Tyee, December 13, 2009.

World youth push for a ‘real deal,” The Tyee, December 11, 2009.

Sick of sprawl?,” The Tyee, March 12, 2009.

How communities can combat ‘climate fatigue,” The Tyee, March 12, 2009.

Young councillors more open to green ideas,” The Tyee, March 9, 2009.

Why BC schools are always short of money,” The Tyee, February 11, 2009.


“Your vote counts in municipal elections, too,” Vancouver Sun, November 13, 2008.

“Trustees gather for symposium on climate change,” Times Colonist, January 23, 2008.


“Cities should tackle global warming,” The Province, September 25, 2007.

Cities get a raw deal, most Ontarians say,” Toronto Star, September 25, 2007.