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

  • London trip highlights B.C.’s economy to investors

    Finance Minister Michael de Jong travels to London, England, Feb. 27 – March 3, 2015, where he will meet with investors to discuss the Province’s triple-A credit rating, B.C.’s recently released third consecutive balanced budget and investor opportunities.

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  • Funding provided to keep Kelowna shelter open

    The B.C. government is providing $22,000 in funding to allow the temporary winter shelter operated by Inn from the Cold to remain open until the end of March.

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  • Historic Gastown Hotel officially re-opens in Vancouver

    After 17 months of renovation, the governments of Canada and B.C., along with community partners, announced the official re-opening of the Gastown Hotel today.

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  • Inquest into death of Jesse Marcel Lahn

    The BC Coroners Service has announced that a public inquest will be held into the death of Jesse Marcel Lahn.

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