Submitted by columbiainstitute on Mon, 09/19/2016 - 11:01
Columbia Institute's Centre for Civic Governance's latest report, "Back in House: Why Local Governments are Bringing Services Home," says that across Canada and around the world public services that were once outsourced are now finding their way back in-house to municipalities, mainly because u
Submitted by columbiainstitute on Thu, 05/12/2016 - 15:34
With input from eight seniors centres in Metro Vancouver, the Columbia Institute report, Our Future: Seniors, Socialization and Health, spotlights how municipalities are the frontline in seniors health by offering a wide variety of programs that help keep seniors healthy and inde
Submitted by columbiainstitute on Wed, 03/16/2016 - 17:52
When we published our report on residential energy retrofit financing in 2011, on-bill and local improvement charge (LIC) financing for retrofits on private property were both relatively new ideas in Canada.
Submitted by columbiainstitute on Fri, 11/06/2015 - 13:21
On October 14, 2015, ahead of the December Paris Talks, SHARE released a new discussion paper called: “Banking on 2°: The Hidden Risks of Climate Change for Canadian Banks.” As climate change continues to emerge as a significant issue for Canada's investment community, SHARE’s report outlines the
Submitted by columbiainstitute on Tue, 12/03/2013 - 15:37
Mining in BC is booming. The 2011 BC Jobs Plan foreshadowed eight new mines and nine mining expansions in operation by 2015. By mid-2012, the provincial Environmental Assessment Office indicated 26 mine proposals in process: three under review and 23 in the pre-application stage.