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GET PROJECTS TO YES

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SAY YES TO MORE HOUSING OPTIONS IN YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD.

While foreign investment and speculation can contribute to housing affordability,
we need to be part of the solution by saying yes to multi-family housing options in our neighbourhoods.

Join us and let’s work to get more housing approved in the lower mainland.         

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Unblock this backlog and help those struggling to find acceptable housing here. Sign the petition and say yes to more homes.

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#VanRE: TRUE OR FALSE

On average in 10 Lower Mainland municipalities, regulation adds more than $28,000 to the cost of a home.

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TRUE

A recent survey assessed total costs relating to project approval and regulatory compliance on residential developments. The average cost per housing unit: $28,585

Red tape and regulation contribute to housing costs in the Lower Mainland

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TRUE

Costs and delays are two of the key issues that we need to insist local elected officials focus on to create real opportunity for affordability.

A new home in Vancouer must be built to accommodate possible solar panels, electric vehicle charging, and real-time energy use meters

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TRUE

Many homebuyers would likely say 'no thanks' to various requirements and 'green' costs, but the choice has been made for you in Vancouver.

There's nothing BC residents can do to change housing costs.

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FALSE

Sign the petition to support reducing regulation and red tape on housing projects.

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WHAT IS RESPONSIBLE RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT?

Responsible resource development creates thriving communities

Responsible development balances the need of the community and the needs of a project while safeguarding the environment. Whether the project is residential, industrial, commercial or infrastructure, they are all necessary to build the province but they need to be completed in a responsible way. Natural resources play a crucial role in BC’s economy and Canada is fortunate to have an abundance of natural wealth, including large reserves of natural gas, minerals and metals, as well as forests that spread across our country.

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Responsible development utilizes the resources available to BC while mitigating risks and incorporating a high standard of environmental review, ensuring the least amount of harm to the land. Our resource industries in BC have made great progress in protecting the environment while providing jobs that support families and paying taxes that support hospitals and schools. Many companies go beyond regulation to take a balanced approach to meeting the environmental and social needs of the community.   As ICBA continues to advocate for responsible development, we encourage you to stand alongside us. When projects get approved, it creates growing and thriving cities. It means jobs for our kids. It helps pay for community centers and libraries, hospitals and schools. It means more doctors, nurses and teacher while keeping the cost of government affordable for everyone. We urge you to join us and get involved with bringing projects to Yes.   Speak up so that decision-makers hear loud and clear that the majority of British Columbians want a strong economy based on a realistic vision of our future.

NATURAL RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT: SUPPORT AND CONFIDENCE

Support responsible resource development

Say natural resource development is good for BC

Say it can be balanced and mindful of environmental impact

Source: ICBA, NRG Research Group Survey, Resource Works Ipsos Reid Survey

Getting to Yes: It’s where British Columbians want to be

“British Columbians understand the importance of natural-resource and other types of major projects, and are confident we can pursue them in an environmentally responsible way.”

OTHER PROJECTS WE SUPPORT

Major Project Review Processes: 
Worthy of our trust and confidence

The latest issue of the BC Construction Monitor takes a close look at what major project review processes actually consist of. What we found is that they are in fact rigorous, science-based, highly responsive to public and Aboriginal input, and much more comprehensive than many people have been led to believe.

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Myths and Facts

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