Help is on the way for B.C.’s lowest-paid workers

B.C.’s lowest-paid workers will earn a $15-an-hour minimum wage by June 2021, the Government of British Columbia announced today, endorsing the recommendations of the Fair Wages Commission. The Fair Wages Commission recommended the following schedule of increases: June 1, 2018: …

New homes will help people in Langford and Sooke

The Province is partnering with the City of Langford and the District of Sooke in building 115 new, affordable rental homes to help address the housing needs of families and seniors in Greater Victoria’s Western Communities. Read more: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2018MAH0010-000171

Highway 14 upgrades accelerated

Starting immediately, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure will initiate construction of a number of improvements to boost safety, reduce congestion, and keep people moving along the Highway 14 corridor between Langford and Port Renfrew. Read more: news.gov.bc.ca/16217

Your input will help shape the future of our democracy

British Columbians can now provide input to help shape next year’s provincial referendum on electoral reform as part of the How We Vote public engagement. I encourage you to visit this website to learn more and participate. https://engage.gov.bc.ca/howwevote/

Working together to reduce poverty

Community meetings for British Columbia’s first Poverty Reduction Strategy will kick off in Victoria next Monday. British Columbians are invited to come and talk about how poverty can be reduced in the province. Ideas shared at the in-person community meetings …

Following through on our commitments to people

It’s just over 100 days since we formed government, and I’m pleased to report that we’re making good progress on our drive to make life better for British Columbians. Our focus this fall session of the Legislature has been to …