British Columbia This Week

What to Expect

Premier Horgan will continue to work to cement his legacy as Premier. Last week he signed the Pacific Coast Collaborative Climate Accord with Washington Governor Jay Inslee, Oregon Governor Kate Brown, and California Governor Gavin Newsom in San Francisco. This agreement will foster closer collaboration between B.C. and its U.S. Pacific neighbours on climate infrastructure investments, mitigating climate disasters such as wildfires and floods, and an equitable transition to a low-carbon economy. This is the kind of work Premier Horgan will want to highlight as we approach the announcement of a new Premier on December 3.

The Week That Was

InBC Investment Corp (InBC), through the StrongerBC Economic Plan, is going to be provided $500 million in provincial funding for the purpose of investment to stimulate climate action, innovation, reconciliation, and elevating inclusive communities in B.C.

Federally licensed cannabis producers in B.C. will soon have the ability to sell non-medicinal cannabis products located at their cultivation site with the introduction of the new producer retail store (PRS) licence, effective November 30, 2022.

Katrine Conroy, Minister Responsible for the Columbia River Treaty, stated that during the 14th round of negotiations regarding the Columbia River Treaty, common ground was found in topics such as ecosystem co-operation, operations of treaty dams flexibility, hydropower, and flood-risk management.

Orders in Council

OIC 508/2022 – Appoints John Joseph Shineton Mitchell as Ministerial Advisor within the Office of the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure.

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