The Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services will be holding its annual public consultation on the next provincial budget in June this year.
In the Legislature
Spring session focused on affordability, strengthening economy
For a summary of legislation introduced this spring, visit: https://workingforyou.gov.bc.ca/legislation/ Making life better and more affordable for British Columbians, while building a strong economy, was at the core of government work inside and outside the Parliament Buildings this spring. “Our …
Honouring Dr. Hari Sharma
On March 17, the Founding Punjabi Literary Association organized a memorial to pay tribute to Dr. Sharma at the national heritage Canada Khalsa Diwan Society Gurdwara in Abbotsford. About 100 people attended this memorial. The member for Surrey–Green Timbers and …
Following through on our commitments to people: The first 10 weeks of John Horgan’s B.C. New Democrat government
Premier John Horgan and the New Democrat government have been working hard for people. After 16 years of a B.C. Liberal government that only cared about their wealthy friends and supporters, it’s going to take time to fix the problems they created. But the New Democrat government is taking strong first steps to make life better for British Columbians.
John Horgan and your New Democrat government – Hard at work building a better BC
Since July 18, when Premier Horgan and his cabinet were sworn in, the new B.C. government has been working to make life more affordable for British Columbians, create good jobs and opportunities across our great province, and restore and strengthen important services.
Statement on new government from premier-designate John Horgan
“Today, British Columbia got a new government that will work every single day to make life better for people.
New Democrat Opposition Caucus proposes solutions to housing affordability crisis
VICTORIA – While the B.C. Liberal government continues to neglect young families who can’t afford to buy a home, New Democrats have introduced two measures that would start to address the housing crisis head on.
“If you work hard, you should be able to afford a reasonable place to live and raise a family,” said B.C. New Democrat leader John Horgan. “At an Emergency Housing Town Hall meeting in Vancouver Wednesday, I heard from a packed room full of hundreds of people who feel like their government doesn’t care about the impact the housing crisis is having on their families and the communities they love.”
Abbotsford Farmworkers’ Memorial and Farmworker Safety
Last Sunday families and friends gathered in Abbotsford to remember three workers, Sarabjit Sidhu, Amarjit Bal and Sukhwinder Punia, who were killed in a van accident on March 7, 2007. The van was driven dangerously by the van’s owner, a labour contractor, who did not have a proper driver’s licence.
Honouring Olympic Medallist Balbir Singh
It gives me great pleasure and honour to speak about an unsung hero and a forgotten legend. Mr. Balbir Singh has won three Olympic gold medals in field hockey — the first, in 1948, in London, winning India’s first gold medal as a sovereign nation.
Volunteerism in Burnaby
Every year, the city of Burnaby has identified and recognized local heroes. These individuals are of diverse interests and backgrounds who give back to their community in a wide variety of ways. Examples of activities include volunteering for a local agency or a community school, coaching a local sports team or helping recent immigrants settle into the community. Their contribution to the community is over five years through a minimum of two activities.