British Columbia This Week

What to Expect

There’ll be some posturing in Surrey as Premier Horgan called a byelection for Surrey South. The seat was left vacant after Liberal MLA Stephanie Cadieux resigned to become Canada’s first Chief Accessibility Officer. The election will be held September 10 and will be contested by Green candidate Simran Sarai, NDP candidate Pauline Greaves, and Liberal candidate Elenore Sturko. Having only been created in 2015, the relatively new riding had been held exclusively by the Liberals (the party won with 51 per cent of the vote in 2017 and 47 per cent in 2020).

The Week That Was

The race to become NDP leader and Premier will not be an acclamation as climate activist Anjali Appadurai announced her intentions to run for the position.

2,276 hectares of territorial lands are to be transferred back to Wei Wai Kum following the signing of an agreement between the provincial government and the First Nation.

The B.C. General Employees’ Union public service bargaining unit issued a 72-hours strike notice on Friday. Picket lines went up in the following areas starting at 3:30 pm yesterday:

  • Delta Distribution Centre (DDC) – 7003 72nd Street, Delta, B.C.
  • Kamloops Distribution Centre (KDC) – 9881 Dallas Drive, Kamloops, B.C.
  • Richmond Distribution Centre (RDC) – 3389 No 6 Rd, Richmond, B.C.
  • Victoria Wholesale Customer Centre – 2291 Government Street, Victoria, B.C.

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