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Historic agreement between Tahltan Central Government and B.C

Tahltan Central Government and B.C. make history under Declaration Act  Tahltan Central Government and the Province have entered into the first consent-based decision-making agreement under the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (Declaration Act).  This agreement honours Tahltan’s jurisdiction in land-management …

Delivering more imaging exams for people in B.C

People throughout B.C. are getting the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) exams they need faster and closer to home, with the most MRI and CT exams ever completed in a year last year. In 2021-22, 296,211 MRI exams …

New Task Force will end Period Poverty

Too many people miss school or work because they cannot afford menstrual products. No one should have to choose between buying food and menstrual products. I was honoured to MC the announcement of a task force struck to address period …

Budget 2023 Consultations Now Open!

Have Your Say in Budget 2023!  What are your top 3 recommendations for Budget 2023? Every year, the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services holds a public consultation on the next provincial budget. This year, the consultation will take place …

ChildCareBC New Spaces Fund

The call for applications for the ChildCareBC New Spaces Fund is now open. The ChildCareBC New Spaces Fund provides funding to create new licensed child care, helping families access, affordable, quality, and inclusive child care as a core service they …

Minimum wage increase June 1

B.C. minimum wage increases June 1 for lowest paid workers As of June 1, 2022, B.C.’s lowest paid workers will get a pay boost as the minimum wage increases from $15.20 to $15.65 per hour, becoming the highest in Canada. This increase …

Preparing to strengthen protections for homebuyers

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. The Homebuyer Protection Period, sometimes called a …

Local Government Climate Action Plan

Local Government Climate Action Program (LGCAP) provides local governments and Modern Treaty Nations with predictable and stable funding to support the implementation of local climate action that reduces emissions and prepares communities for the impacts of a changing climate. Learn more here.

Milestone Anti-Racism Data Act

Information results in better public policy. As I write this, I am listening to the debate at second reading of Bill 24, Anti-Racism Data Act. Even Opposition speakers are calling it a milestone. This legislation was co-developed with Indigenous Peoples and …