LOCAL GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT HISTORY
All local government systems are
influenced by geographic, economic,
and demographic trends. This is
particularly the case in British
Columbia (B.C.), where the province's
entire population lives in less than
one percent of its physical land
Mountainous terrain, a
resource-based economy and high
in-migration rates have all
weighed heavily in how the system
You can read about
some of the broad trends that have
played such an important role in the
development of B.C.'s local governments.
(PDF, 128 KB)
provides statistics about the expansion of
suburban communities in B.C.
after World War II.