British Columbia This Week

What to Expect

The week will be spent digesting and analyzing the outcomes of the municipal elections held across the province. The big news is the victory of businessman Kim Sim and all seven of his ABC party candidates in Vancouver (there are ten council seats) and Brenda Locke in Surrey, who promised to cancel the creation of a municipal police force. Throughout B.C. there was significant turnover on councils’ and mayoral seats, which signals voter fatigue and dissatisfaction with the incumbents.

The Week That Was

The province is funding 44 new electric vehicle charging stations through the CleanBC Go Electric Public Charger Program across 14 communities.

Applications have opened for community safety grants for projects aimed at crime prevention, gender-based violence, Indigenous healing, and restorative justice.

Applications are now open for the government’s $600/month rent supplement to support youth from government care.

The province has announced the dedication of $20 million for the hydroelectric generation and transmission project being developed by the Taku River Tlingit First Nation.

Orders in Council

OIC 517/2022 – Appoints Ian R. Meier as an Assistant Deputy Minister within the Ministry of Forests.

OIC 518/2022 – Appoints Paul Adrian Craven as Assistant Deputy Minister within the Ministry of Attorney General.

OIC 225/2022 – Makes the following appointments:

  • Sian Madoc-Jones as a Senior Ministerial Advisor within the Ministry of the Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Housing;
  • Jen Pei Fan as a Ministerial Advisor within the Ministry of Jobs, Economic Recovery, and Innovation; and
  • Raunaq Singh as a Ministerial Advisor within the Ministry of Labour.

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