It’s been a whirlwind summer and fall. In case you missed it, here’s a breakdown of major new programs and announcements.
All British Columbians deserve to live in safe communities, free of violent crime and gang activities. As part of the work being done to combat guns and gangs, the Illegal Firearms Task Force (IFTF) has provided a report that will help government respond to public threats posed by the use of illegal firearms in B.C.
Eight B.C. companies have been recognized for their accomplishments in exporting at the 35th-annual B.C. Export Awards.
The awards were presented by the B.C. division of Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, and the Government of British Columbia, and produced by Business in Vancouver
British Columbians can now provide input to help shape next year’s provincial referendum on electoral reform as part of the How We Vote public engagement.
Community meetings for British Columbia’s first Poverty Reduction Strategy will kick off in Victoria on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017.
British Columbians are invited to come and talk about how poverty can be reduced in the province. Ideas shared at the in-person community meetings will help inform the Poverty Reduction Strategy. The community meetings will run from the end of November to the end of March
Making education more affordable for families is a key focus of Education Savings Week.
British Columbians are encouraged to sign up for a $1,200 grant for their children’s post-secondary education and training.
In 2015, the tourism sector:
•Employed 127,000 British Columbians;
•Paid $4.5 billion in wages and salaries;
•Supported nearly 19,000 tourism-related businesses in B.C.; and
•Contributed $7.4 billion towards the Province’s GDP.
People struggling with complex and severe mental illness and addiction will receive the care they need in a state-of-the-art mental health and addictions centre on the Riverview lands, Premier John Horgan announced today.
The British Columbia government is strengthening its support for addressing racism and promoting multiculturalism with a commitment of $250,000 to the BC Anti-racism Network and the appointment of new members to the Multicultural Advisory Council.
I would like to thank the federal government, and Justice Minister Jody Wilson Raybould in particular, for committing to provide British Columbia with additional funding to ensure refugees in our province can continue to access legal aid services for the remainder of this fiscal year.