Diminishing Access to Provincial Government In-Person Services

Year
2019
Category
Selected Issues
NCLGA Ref#
R37
UBCM Ref#
B55

Status

NCLGA Executive Recommendation: No Recommendation | Endorsed by the NCLGA and UBCM Memberships | Endorsed as Amended by the NCLGA Membership

Details

Original Resolution with amendments (additions in red):

Whereas access to In-person Provincial Government Services is gradually being removed from Small Rural Communities in British Columbia with these services being centralized to larger Urban Centres;

And whereas rural citizens and business owners are forced to travel long distances at great expense as there is limited and inconsistent public transportation available to access these services;

And whereas the lack of In-person Provincial Government Services in small rural communities negatively impacts economic growth and the ability to attract and retain rural citizens and business development;

Therefore be it resolved that the NCLGA and UBCM lobby the Government of British Columbia to provide equitable local access to In-person Provincial Government Services for all small rural communities in British Columbia.

North Central Local Government Association