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Spring 2015 Speech from the Throne

The fourth session of the 40th Parliament opened this week— kicked off with the Throne Speech delivered by Lieutenant-Governor Judith Guichon. She outlined the government’s agenda to create jobs and opportunity throughout B.C., growing a diverse economy to fund vital public services. In the session ahead, government will continue to build on its progress implementing the BC Jobs Plan—which has seen more than 70,000 new jobs created since 2011.

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