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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  • Minister welcomes new Douglas Channel LNG ownership

    Minister of Natural Gas Development Rich Coleman has issued the following statement in response to the Douglas Channel LNG project’s new ownership:

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  • Province ensures fair compensation for truckers

    The Government of B.C. is making two changes to the minimum rates in order to create a fair and equitable system that will provide a living wage for container truckers serving Port Metro Vancouver. This will ensure the continued operation of Canada’s largest port.

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  • Statement of the BC Coroners Service

    The BC Coroners Service has issued a statement to clarify issues surrounding the remains of one of the deceased found on the Pickton farm in 2002.

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  • B.C. protects old-growth forests in Peace region

    The B.C. government is continuing to protect old-growth forests and enhance biodiversity by establishing 79 old growth management areas under the Oil and Gas Activities Act, Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson announced today.

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