UBCM day 2, morning session: the Large Urban Forum. Kamloops fits into the category of a large urban community in the BC context.
The executive director of the Municipal Finance Authority and a Trent University expert on municipal financing gave reassuring presentations in the midst of the current global finance turmoil. Times are uncertain but this model of BC cities and regions working together to pool financial risk and reward, in a regulated and transparent way, allows the very best credit ratings and one of the best positions for weathering current and future trouble in the financial system. Only 2 other provinces have similar strategies. Many US municipalities are in much worse shape.