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.


Capital Report

  • New child care spaces coming to B.C. families

    SC daycare

    This week, our government announced that families in 28 communities throughout B.C. will benefit from 1,006 new licensed child-care spaces.

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  • Highway 1 and Mountain interchange to benefit from government partnership

    MSB and MD

    Yesterday, North Vancouver-Londale MLA Naomi Yamamoto and North Vancouver MP Andrew Saxton, announced that funding is being set aside to build a new interchange where…

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  • Construction begins on Okanagan innovation centre


    Premier Christy Clark was joined by local technology entrepreneurs last Friday to mark the beginning of construction on the much-anticipated Okanagan Centre for Innovation, a…

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  • LNG seminars showcase science


    This week, our government started hosting a series of seven interactive community seminars to help educate people about LNG and the career options and business…

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Government News

  • Province honours Dr. Julio Montaner

    In recognition of his contribution to the field of HIV/AIDS care, treatment and prevention, Health Minister Terry Lake has issued the following statement honouring Dr. Julio Montaner, director of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS.

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  • B.C. stays course with balanced budget in second quarter

    B.C. remains on target to balance the 2014-15 Budget with a projected year-end surplus of $444 million, up by $178 million since the First Quarterly Report, Finance Minister Michael de Jong announced today.

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  • B.C. protects old-growth forests in Sea to Sky region

    The B.C. government has taken another step to promote biodiversity and protect old-growth forests by creating an additional 329 old growth management areas, Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson announced today.

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  • Aboriginal education is all about empowerment

    Clarke Theatre welcomed over 300 guests tonight to celebrate the signing of the Mission Public School’s second Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement.

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