Sponsors: Peace River Regional District
NCLGA Executive Recommendation: Endorse | Endorsed by the NCLGA Membership - Amended & Endorsed by the UBCM Membership
WHEREAS current provincial licensing requirements for establishment of worker camps involve multiple authorities without effective inter-agency coordination thereby detracting from local government’s ability to achieve maximum regional prosperity and social equity;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that as a condition to establishing a worker camp, the Province be requested to establish a single window approval process for all industries that allows for comment from any agency, regulator and local government that has interest in the operation, safety, health and socio-economic impacts associated with the camp.
UBCM Comments: The UBCM membership has not previously considered a resolution calling on the provincial government to establish a “single window approval process” for work camps that allows for stakeholder comment.
UBCM would note, however, that members endorsed a related resolution, 2005-B36, which in part expressed concern about the impacts of increased economic activity on housing, medical services, recreation and other aspects of communities.