Article about the Environmental Repercussions of BC Bill 44 (2023) by the Narwhal (the outlet that previously revealed the story behind the Ontario Greenbelt Sell-off

February 9, 2024
Excerpt: ""The Urban Development Institute, an association representing property developers, related professions, municipalities and non-profits with a focus on advancing real estate projects, has heavily lobbied on housing issues, including for policy changes. According to the [B.C. Lobbyists Registry](, during the 12 months before Bill 44 passed into legislation, the institute lobbied the B.C. government 80 times on matters related to housing. The institute directly lobbied B.C. Housing Minister Ravi Kahlon 25 times. Urban Development Institute president and CEO Anne McMullin was not available for an interview and the institute did not respond to written questions from The Narwhal or make anyone else available for an interview."

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