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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Government News

  • Two millionth BC Services Card

    The enhanced BC Services Card reached an important milestone, with the two millionth card being issued this week.

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  • Province funds energy-efficiency training to support conservation goals

    The Province will advance the goal of meeting the vast majority of British Columbia’s new electricity demand through conservation by providing $100,000 to the Canadian Passive House Institute (CanPHI) West.

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  • Legislation enhanced to regulate e-cigarettes

    British Columbia has introduced amendments to the Tobacco Control Act to regulate e-cigarettes, legislation that will help stop the growing use of e-cigarettes by young people in B.C.

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  • New cut level set for Cassiar Timber Supply Area

    After an extensive review, acting chief forester Diane Nicholls announced an allowable annual cut of 196,000 cubic metres for the Cassiar Timber Supply Area effective immediately — a decrease of 36% from the 305,000 cubic metres per year set in 2001.

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