Fall 2014 Speech From The Throne

The third session of the fortieth parliament of the Province of British Columbia was opened on October 6, 2014 with the Speech from the Throne. Delivered by Lieutenant-Governor Judith Guichon, it lays out the government’s priorities for the fall session. This Throne Speech focused on leadership, as we move forward on a comprehensive tax framework for B.C.’s growing LNG industry.


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  • New distracted driving penalties in effect today

    Drivers are advised to put their hand-held electronic devices away, as the Province’s new distracted driving penalties hit British Columbia roads and highways today. Now, anyone caught talking on a hand-held electronic device while driving is subject to three penalty points in addition to a $167 fine. This is the same penalty that was already in place for drivers caught texting or emailing.

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  • Asia trade mission wraps up with busy day in South Korea

    B.C. wood-frame construction took centre stage in South Korea today, with the official opening of the GICO Community Centre.

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  • Delta highway improvements complete

    Recent work on Highway 99 will mean safer, easier access and reduced congestion for motorists along the Highway 99 corridor with the completion of improvements at the Matthews Interchange and the new 80th Street off-ramp in Delta.

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  • Province supporting Federal government response to potential marine incident off Haida Gwaii coast

    The ministries of Justice and Environment this afternoon issued the following update on the Province’s efforts to support the federal government’s response to a potential marine incident off the western coast of Haida Gwaii.

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Many young people have a better grasp of technology than their parents, so how do we keep them safe online? North Vancouver-Seymour MLA Jane Thornthwaite, Parliamentary Secretary for Student Support and Parent Engagement, is launching a new video for students and parents to help them better understand the implications of online activities.