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Resolutions Approved

Monday, June 27, 2016 @ 8:35 PM

Prince George, B.C.-  Council has approved  some recommendations  it would like to have  presented to  the Union of BC  Municipalities.

The first  calls for  the UBCM to press the Provincial Government to  strike a committee to  ” provide for the restoration of the Community Charitable Gaming Grant program and grants to the funding levels of 2008/2009, re-implement a 3 year grant funding model for stability of programming and provide a proportional share of the gaming revenues to community organizations so that as revenues increase, gaming grant funding increases proportionately”.   Councillor Brian Skakun says  charities need   some certainty on their funding  so they can continue their work.

The second calls  for the UBCM to press the Province to develop a poverty reduction plan.  “We live in one of the wealthiest  provinces in Canada, we have  to do better” said Councillor Murry Krause.

The third resolution  asks  for  any revenue from a possible  Federal tax on marijuana  be  shared with  municipalities.  “There are a number of initiatives we could use this for, RCMP is one” said Councillor Skakun.

Councillor Brian Skakun says another resolution  which asked for more  support for new farmers, may be better championed by the Regional District.


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