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Back in House: Why local governments are bringing services home

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 using in-house services saves money. Simply put: Privatizing services hasn’t delivered the benefits that were promised.  

Next Up now accepting applications

The application process for Next Up leadership 2016-2017 has begun! Next Up is a leadership training program for young people age 18-32 who are passionate about social and environmental justice. Applications are open for our 7-month training programs in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg and Ottawa. Please forward to anyone you think may be interested! Learn more

Top Asks for Climate Action: Ramping up low carbon communities

“Top Asks for Climate Action” highlights how Canada can ramp up climate action by empowering low carbon communities. Local governments have a crucial role to play in combating climate change. Their decisions directly or indirectly impact sixty percent of Canada’s energy consumption and more than fifty percent of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Read more

Ontario, Nova Scotia blaze a path to fund energy efficient retrofits

"Climate Examiner," PICS Weekly Round-up, April 7, 2016 Energy-efficient home retrofits have taken off in Ontario and Nova Scotia as a result of small tweaks to legislation in the last five years. Read full article

Change to school-leaving certificates positive but lacks oversight

By Katie Hyslop, The Tyee, April 11, 2016 Around 60 Indigenous students set to get Evergreens instead of diplomas, violating new rules. Until this past February, any British Columbian student could be put on track towards a school-leaving certificate, also known as an Evergreen Certificate, instead of a high school diploma.

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