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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  • B.C. redresses wrongful hangings of Tsilhqot’in war chiefs

    This morning, Premier Christy Clark made a statement in the British Columbia legislative assembly apologizing for the wrongful hanging of six Tsilhqot’in war chiefs in 1864 and 1865, and stating the Province’s will to exonerate the chiefs to the extent of its ability.

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  • Amendments to Mines Act

    Bill Bennett, Minister of Energy and Mines and Minister Responsible for Core Review, announced today that the Province has tabled amendments to the Mines Act, to ensure there is more time available, if required, to conduct thorough investigations into offences under the act and for a decision by Crown counsel on whether to pursue charges.

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  • Change supports municipalities and natural gas service

    A proposed change to provincial legislation will support municipalities on Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast and improve natural gas service in their communities.

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  • Miscellaneous statutes bill introduced

    Bill 4, the Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment Act, 2014, was introduced in the legislature today by Minister of Justice and Attorney General Suzanne Anton.

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