ULI BC - Federal Budget 2021: What it means for the Future of Canadian Cities


2021-05-07T12:00:00 - 2021-05-07T13:00:00

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    Both the federal and BC governments are tabling their 2021 budgets this week, laying out their respective plans for post-COVID-19 economic recovery. Join ULI BC in a series of discussions on what these two budgets mean for British Columbia.

    Next Tuesday, to kick off the series, hear from local Member of Parliament and Parliamentary Secretary Terry Beech (Economic Development and Official Languages (BC); Fisheries and Oceans) about the federal government’s Budget 2021.
    Following Parliamentary Secretary Beech’s keynote address, we will hear from guest speaker, Mayor Linda Buchanan, City of North Vancouver, and then take Q&A from the audience.

    This event with Parliamentary Secretary Beech's keynote, is kicking off ULI BC’s Budget 2021 & Beyond series. Keep an eye out for future events!

    Over the coming weeks, you’ll hear directly from elected officials and expert panelists about the contents of both the BC and federal budgets. We will dive deep into budget investments in the areas of transportation, infrastructure, housing, social supports, and more.
    Mayor Linda Buchanan | City of North Vancouver 



    Terry Beech

    Office of the Prime Minister

    Burnaby North—Seymour Terry Beech was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Burnaby North—Seymour in 2015. Mr. Beech is an accomplished and experienced entrepreneur, educator, and advocate. He entered public service over 15 years ago when he was elected as a city councillor. He was named one of Maclean’s Top 30 Under 30 in 2004, one of Business in Vancouver’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2013, and was also selected as an Action Canada Fellow. As an adjunct professor at Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia, Mr. Beech was co-author of The In-Credibility Factor, which highlights his desire for Canada to become a global leader in innovation and entrepreneurship. He founded HiretheWorld.com, and was a co-founder of Twinbro, a non-profit organization that has helped over 25,000 students obtain millions of dollars in scholarships and financial aid. While serving as a city councillor, Mr. Beech began his studies in public administration at Capilano University, where he was named one of the school’s “Alumni to Watch.” He holds a Bachelor’s degree with a joint major in Business and Economics from Simon Fraser University, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Oxford. He is currently raising his family in Burnaby North—Seymour with his wife.


    Linda Buchanan

    Mayor , City of North Vancouver

    Linda Buchanan is Mayor, City of North Vancouver and Vice-Chair, Metro Vancouver Regional District. She is the principle author of the North Shore Child and Family Friendly Charter and championed the Child, Youth and Family Municipal Strategy and the Dementia Friendly Action. Linda is a strong supporter of improving the quality of living for residents focusing on programs and services, public spaces, arts and culture, and infrastructure that reflect a people place. She is a champion for an inclusive and healthy community with a vision to make the City of North Vancouver ‘The Healthiest Small City in the World'.