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CONTRIBUTION · 18th October 2011
Dr. Bruce Bidgood
Introduction:

Hello, my name is Dr. Bruce Bidgood. I have lived in Terrace for six years. I moved here from Southern Ontario where I was born, educated, worked and raised two daughters. Terrace is my chosen home.

I am a Professor at the University of Northern British Columbia located here in Terrace B.C. I teach in the areas of research, social policy, ethics and administration. My research & publication focuses upon organizational behaviour in both the public (Human Services) and private (Business) sectors.

I was elected to Terrace City Council in 2008 and have served on a number of City Committees including: Housing, Seniors’ Advisory, Downtown Improvement Area and Spirit of BC. I have been Council liaison to a number of community organizations such as the Chamber of Commerce, Library Board and Kermodei Tourism. In 2010 I was elected to the executive of the North Central Local Government Association and appointed a Director of the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine. I am an active community volunteer as a Big Brother, volunteer Board member, educational consultant and invited speaker.

Why do I want to run for re-election? I have an enduring commitment to social justice including: individual rights, democratic participation, due process, and a social minimum. As we are poised to enter a new era of economic activity in NW BC, it remains important that our economic fervor is tempered with compassion for our social and natural environment and the long-term sustainability of our community. I want to continue to be a voice for a balanced approach in municipal decision making. I am proud of what we have accomplished together and want to be part of continued good governance and economic growth for our City. I want to be part of shaping the best possible Terrace we can build.

Experience:

- Terrace City Councillor
- North Central Local Government Association Executive
- RDKS Director (Alternate)
- UBCM & FCM Delegate
- Regional Chair (Acting) UNBC: Terrace
- Public Sector Leadership
- Private Sector Research
- Government Consultation
- Post-secondary Education
- Community Planning
- Fundraising

Political Plaform: R*E*S*P*E*C*T

Responsible Governance

Economic Sustainability

Social Justice

Political Participation

Environmental Stewardship

Community Capacity
Building

Transparency

Voting Record:

For:
- Shames Mtn. Funding
- Co-op Demolition
- Community Foundation
- McConnel Rd. Repair
- Market Estates & Farmers’ Market Relocation
- Spirit Square
- Downtown Business Improvement Area
- FairShare Resource Revenue Sharing for NW BC

Against:
- Enbridge Pipeline
- Heavy Industrial Tax Reduction
- Full-time Mayor Proposal
- HST

Contact Information:

Please feel free to contact me to discuss your election issues/ideas:
44413 Maroney Drive
Terrace, BC V8G 5M7
Phone: 250-635-6044
E-mail: bbidgood,,,telus.net
Election Facebook Site:
http://www.facebook.com/groups/41736197501/