The Province has established a task force of experts to advise the government on eliminating Medical Services Plan (MSP) premiums within four years, Finance Minister Carole James announced today.
Province fixes loophole threatening renters
The provincial government has introduced legislation to close a major loophole in fixed-term leases and improve the rights of renters throughout British Columbia, Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Selina Robinson announced today.
Building a Better B.C. for everyone
British Columbia’s new government has released a budget update that puts people first, Finance Minister Carole James announced today.
The balanced Budget 2017 Update forecasts a surplus of $246 million in 2017-18 and takes key first steps to improve affordability, build better services for everyone, and invest in a strong, innovative economy that creates jobs and works for all British Columbians.
Extra shelter spaces opening for homeless people in Vancouver
Those seeking shelter will have access to 300 shelter beds when the B.C. government and the City of Vancouver open beds at 10 locations throughout the city for people who are homeless. This is an increase from 160 beds provided last year. All shelters will be low barrier and welcoming to people with pets and belongings to store. Each location will be managed by an experienced non-profit housing and shelter operator, with most providing 24/7 support.
Statement from Premier John Horgan on 100 days of a government that works for people
Premier John Horgan has issued the following statement to mark 100 days since the swearing in of a new provincial government
B.C. appoints three provincial court judges
The Government of British Columbia has appointed three new provincial court judges to fill vacancies created by two judicial transfers to other jurisdictions within the province and one retirement.
Site C review is nearing completion
The British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) is expected to release its final report on the Site C review on Nov. 1, 2017.
Getting to work on B.C.’s first Poverty Reduction Strategy
Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction Shane Simpson announced the members of his Advisory Forum on Poverty Reduction as he invited British Columbians to share their ideas to help shape the Province’s first Poverty Reduction Strategy.
Above and Beyond Awards recognize people who responded to wildfires, floods
The B.C. government has created the Above and Beyond Awards program to recognize people who made a big difference in their communities during 2017’s devastating floods and wildfires, Premier John Horgan announced today.
“People deserve to be recognized for going above and beyond to help each other in the midst of this year’s devastating wildfires and floods,” said Premier Horgan.
Statement from Premier John Horgan celebrating Diwali
Premier John Horgan made the following statement on the occasion of Diwali, the Festival of Lights, which begins on Oct. 19, 2017