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Supporting sexual-assault survivors informs work on gender-based violence

lun, 08/01/2022 - 15:45
As part of the Province’s work to develop an action plan to end gender-based violence, staff at the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre (VSAC) presented its trauma informed, wraparound supports and services available in Greater Victoria.

B.C. enhances consumer protection for homebuyers

jeu, 07/21/2022 - 12:30
A new homebuyer protection period will protect people in B.C. looking to buy a home from being pressured into high-risk sales.

Speculation and vacancy tax will help housing affordability in new communities

mer, 07/20/2022 - 12:45
The expansion of the Speculation and Vacancy Tax will help eliminate speculative real estate practices and turn empty units into homes for people in additional communities in B.C. struggling with housing affordability.

Building owners will reduce energy, save money with 5% tax credit

mer, 07/13/2022 - 16:45
A new tax credit will make energy retrofits for multi-unit residential and commercial buildings more affordable, saving owners 5% on retrofits to help reduce their energy use.

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

ven, 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.

lun, 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

ven, 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

ven, 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

jeu, 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

lun, 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

mer, 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

mar, 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

jeu, 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

jeu, 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

lun, 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

mar, 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

lun, 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

jeu, 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

mer, 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.

mer, 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.