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Joint statement on U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade

Fri, 06/24/2022 - 17:25
Premier John Horgan; Selina Robinson, Minister of Finance; and Grace Lore, Parliamentary Secretary for Gender Equity, have issued the following statement about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade:

Heat pump demand heats up in northern B.C.

Mon, 06/20/2022 - 14:52
Heat pumps are more affordable than ever in B.C. with a provincial sales tax (PST) exemption and the launch of a new incentive to help people switch to the cleaner, energy-efficient technology that works in warm and cold climates.

Parliamentary secretary’s statement on Pride 2022

Fri, 06/17/2022 - 10:30
Grace Lore, Parliamentary Secretary for Gender Equity, has released the following statement in honour of Pride 2022:

Rating agencies validate B.C.’s financial plan to support people, businesses

Fri, 06/10/2022 - 14:23
British Columbia’s continued stable credit ratings show that key stakeholders in the financial community validate the Province’s financial plan for investing in the services people need and building a strong, sustainable future for B.C.

More homes for British Columbians through Speculation and Vacancy Tax

Thu, 06/09/2022 - 11:30
B.C.’s speculation and vacancy tax (SVT) helped make homes more affordable in the SVT areas of the province, based on independent analysis by Tsur Somerville and Jake Wetzel.

British Columbians invited to share 2023 budget priorities

Mon, 05/30/2022 - 11:00
People in British Columbia are asked to share their ideas and priorities to help make life better for people, businesses and communities as government plans Budget 2023.

BC Liquor, Cannabis Stores’ customers raise more than $1M for Ukraine

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 12:00
BC Liquor (BCL) and BC Cannabis Stores’ (BCCS) customers have shown their support for people affected by the crisis in Ukraine by digging deep to raise more than $1 million.

Parliamentary secretary’s statement on International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

Tue, 05/17/2022 - 10:30
Grace Lore, Parliamentary Secretary for Gender Equity, has issued the following statement recognizing International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia:

Joint statement on Moose Hide Campaign Day

Thu, 05/12/2022 - 10:30
Premier John Horgan; Murray Rankin, Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation; and Grace Lore, Parliamentary Secretary for Gender Equity, have issued the following statement in support of Moose Hide Campaign Day:

Statement on Transgender Day of Visibility

Thu, 03/31/2022 - 10:30
Grace Lore, Parliamentary Secretary for Gender Equity, released the following statement in honour of Transgender Day of Visibility:

B.C. prepares to strengthen protections for homebuyers

Mon, 03/28/2022 - 16:58
Amendments to the Property Law Act introduced on Monday, March 28, 2022, will enable the creation of a new Homebuyer Protection Period to protect people buying a home in a challenging real estate market.

More than $530,000 raised in support of Ukraine

Tue, 03/22/2022 - 11:00
In less than three weeks, BC Liquor (BCL) and BC Cannabis stores (BCCS) customers have donated more than $530,000 in support of the Canadian Red Cross’s Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal.

Innovative housing retrofits will benefit residents, environment

Mon, 03/21/2022 - 12:00
Residents of six buildings will soon benefit from renovations that will make homes safer, more energy-efficient, less polluting and more resilient to extreme weather.

Minister's statement on COVID-19 supports for B.C. businesses

Thu, 03/17/2022 - 14:00
Ravi Kahlon, Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation, has released the following statement on supports for people, B.C. businesses and communities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic:

Feed BC partnerships serve local food in more public post-secondary institutions

Wed, 03/16/2022 - 15:45
Thousands of students, faculty and staff in 20 of B.C.’s public post-secondary institutions are enjoying more local food on their campuses through the Province’s Feed BC initiative.  

New data will guide response to homelessness in B.C.

Wed, 03/16/2022 - 14:30
A first-of-its-kind report on homelessness will give better information to help target provincial programs and services to improve supports for people experiencing homelessness and help prevent people from becoming homeless.

More supports on the way for northern B.C. communities

Wed, 03/16/2022 - 12:30
New projects supported by the Northern Healthy Communities Fund will help strengthen social and emergency services in northern B.C. communities that are experiencing rapid economic growth.

B.C., Washington state aim to develop transboundary Nooksack flooding prevention and response initiative

Tue, 03/15/2022 - 14:45
British Columbia Premier John Horgan and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee are announcing further bilateral co-operation between B.C. and Washington state to build a sustained and ongoing transboundary initiative to address Nooksack River flooding prevention and response.

Minimum wage increases tied to inflation support workers, families

Mon, 03/14/2022 - 16:15
On June 1, 2022, B.C.'s lowest-paid workers will get a pay boost, with the general minimum wage increasing from $15.20 to $15.65 an hour.

First sheriff recruits of 2022 celebrate graduation

Sat, 03/12/2022 - 13:00
The most recent class of BC Sheriff Service recruits has graduated at the Vancouver law courts after completing their training through the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC).