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Minister’s statement on ride-hailing services decisions

Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, has issued the following statement in response to application decisions by the independent Passenger Transportation Board on ride-hailing companies: “British Columbians have been asking for new ride hailing services since 2012, but the …

Tax relief coming for small businesses, non-profits

Small businesses, non-profits and arts and culture organizations paying high property taxes through their commercial leases will be able to get relief through interim business property tax relief legislation that is under development. The legislation, to be introduced this spring, would give …

Strengthened project reviews now in force

Protecting the environment, advancing reconciliation with Indigenous Nations and offering clear pathways to approvals of sustainable projects are all part of the new way major projects will be reviewed in British Columbia. The new Environmental Assessment Act is now in …

Fish processing plants subject to stronger protections

The Province has updated and strengthened permitting requirements at fish processing facilities throughout B.C. Until recently, the fish processing industry had been largely operating under an outdated permitting regime, going back several decades. In December 2017, George Heyman, Minister of …

Proposed changes help B.C.’s most vulnerable

People experiencing or at risk of poverty and homelessness will soon have better and faster access to supports through proposed amendments to employment assistance legislation that was introduced on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. “Poverty reduction and homelessness prevention are about …

Minister’s statement on climate strikes

George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, has issued the following statement with respect to climate strikes happening around the province and the world: “One year ago, Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg began a movement that has only grown …