BC FORUM News - from the Winter 2017 issue of The Advocate
Our first steps
By John Horgan
Premier of British Columbia
British Columbians work hard every day to build a better life for themselves and their families. They deserve a government that’s working for them.
Our government is taking action to make life better for people. We’re working hard to fix the problems and help people reach their full potential.
I’m proud of what we’ve been able to achieve in just a few short months. We’ve made life more affordable by removing unfair bridge tolls, lifting income assistance rates and making adult basic education and English language learning tuition free.
We’re investing in education for our kids, skills training for working people, and capital spending to build up our province and the services that people count on.
We’re supporting traditional industries and the new economy to create jobs and opportunity for people.
We’re standing up for B.C.’s interests on Kinder Morgan, tackling the challenges of climate change and taking meaningful steps toward reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.
I look forward to doing even more for the people of B.C. in the weeks and months ahead – affordable universal child care, housing that families can afford, help for people affected by mental health and addictions, health care where and when people need it, and good jobs that last in every community.
For 16 years the people of B.C. were left behind. Our government is making different choices and putting people first.
Every day, I am inspired by the hard-working people of this great province. I am grateful to every British Columbian who has reached out to us – to share their stories, their hopes and their dreams for a better future.
These are our first steps on that journey. We will get there together.