Rural policy plays a vital role in everything from sustainable economic development to environmental protection in rural BC — policy decisions and the actions they generate, whether made in Victoria or Ottawa, can often have a major impact on the well-being of rural communities and First Nations.
We attempt to keep you abreast of important rural policy deliberations and rollouts at both the provincial and federal levels here.
Rural Challenges, National Opportunity — Shaping the Future of Rural Canada
BC Rural Centre Recommendations for Provincial Government Action to Stimulate Rural Development
What Does Rural BC Need To Succeed?
Government of British Columbia's latest rural strategy, released March 3, 2017
Revitalizing Rural British Columbia: Some Lessons from Rural America
Public Investment in Rural & Resource Regions as a Strategic Tool Toward a New Era for BC
Regional & Rural Economic Development Review of Delivery & Public Investment Models
RURAL MATTERS One Vision, Many Voices (Federation of Canadian Municipalities)
BC at the Crossroads — New Regional Development Pathways for the 21st Century (PDF)
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