The new year brings new beginnings and new opportunities. It is a chance to look back at the challenges we have faced, and to resolve ourselves to overcome obstacles in the year to come.
In the Legislature
20 things the B.C. Government did this Fall and Summer – And Why You Need to Know
It’s been a whirlwind summer and fall. In case you missed it, here’s a breakdown of major new programs and announcements.
B.C. Poverty Reduction Strategy community meetings set to begin
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
MSP Task Force to advise on eliminating premiums
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.
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
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.