Local Politicians Descend on Prince George
Prince George, B.C. – Prince George is hosting the 60th annual North Central Local Government Association (NCLGA) Annual General Meeting and Convention starting today.
Over 250 local politicians from across the region will be joined by provincial cabinet ministers, First Nations leaders and captains of industry for three days at the Civic Centre.
26 resolutions will be debated, ranging from a call for a public inquiry looking at the root causes of violence against indigenous woman, to highway maintenance, door-to-door mail delivery, and scrapping MSP Premiums.
NCLGA executive director Oliver Ray says if history is any indication, most of the resolutions will pass.
“Over the last 10 years, we’ve probably processed more than 400 resolutions and less than 10 of those have not passed,” he says. “So in the North we have a strong tradition of actually passing the resolutions and I think that speaks to our larger sense of community throughout the region.
Successful resolutions will be taken to the Union of BC Municipalities convention in Vancouver in September.
For a closer look at all 26 resolutions click here.
Ray also estimates the convention will bring a $250,000 boost to the local economy.
Dawson Creek will host next year’s event.