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We’re building a poverty reduction strategy, and you can help

Your feedback will help us understand what poverty looks like in communities across B.C., and how we can best take action to improve people’s lives. Please head to this website to make an online submission. https://engage.gov.bc.ca/bcpovertyreduction/

New child care spaces will help families

We are speeding up the creation of new child-care spaces to address years of pent-up demand for child care. Our February budget will show our long-term commitment to building a system of accessible, affordable and quality child care for families across the province. https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2017CFD0023-002011

New child care spaces will help families

We are speeding up the creation of new child-care spaces to address years of pent-up demand for child care. Our February budget will show our long-term commitment to building a system of accessible, affordable and quality child care for families across the province. https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2017CFD0023-002011

New child care spaces will help families

We are speeding up the creation of new child-care spaces to address years of pent-up demand for child care. Our February budget will show our long-term commitment to building a system of accessible, affordable and quality child care for families across the province. https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2017CFD0023-002011

Your input will help shape the future of our democracy

British Columbians can now provide input to help shape next year’s provincial referendum on electoral reform as part of the How We Vote public engagement. I encourage you to visit this website to learn more and participate. https://engage.gov.bc.ca/howwevote/

Premier John Horgan announces new cabinet to build a better B.C.

July 18th, 2017

Premier John Horgan announced his new cabinet today to build a better B.C. and get results for people.

“Our government will offer families relief from high costs and fees, strengthen services like health care and education, and create good jobs and economic opportunity across B.C.,” said Premier John Horgan.

“We will put people at the heart of everything we do. And we’ll work hard to deliver on our commitments to British Columbians.”

Statement from Premier-Designate John Horgan on Interior wildfires

July 7, 2017

Statement from Premier-Designate John Horgan on Interior wildfires

VICTORIA— Premier-Designate John Horgan issued the following statement about the wildfire situation in the B.C. Interior:
"With serious wildfires threatening several important communities in the B.C. Interior, my thoughts are with those in the affected communities, and the brave firefighters and emergency responders who are working hard to contain the fires and protect homes and lives.

2016 in Reflection

December 2016

2016 started with housing as a major issue in our community with the tent city and renovictions front and centre. As the year comes to a close, the tent city has been dismantled, but homelessness and renovictions are still a problem, and housing and affordability remain major stressors for many.

Truth & Reconciliation

November 2016

On September 30th I had the privilege of attending events at the University of Victoria and Camosun College for Orange Shirt Day. This campaign, in its third year, aims to raise awareness of our shameful history of residential schools in Canada, and the importance of implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action.

July 2016 MLA Report

During this spring’s sitting of the Legislature, Opposition members proposed real change for our province and for our communities. We stood up for the issues that people in B.C. care about. Sadly the government ignored all of these proposals, including two dozen Private Members Bills.