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Province doubles CleanBC home energy retrofit rebates

The Province’s CleanBC plan aims to reduce the environmental impact of existing buildings and to waste less energy. By using more clean energy and using it more efficiently in homes and buildings, British Columbians can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality.

Statement by the Prime Minister to mark the New Year

“This year has been challenging for many of us. We have experienced a global pandemic that has threatened our health, our economy, and our very way of life. We have seen acts of senseless violence that have devastating impacts on our communities. And, we have heard heartbreaking stories and calls for justice from racialized Canadians and Indigenous peoples, demanding that we act now to address racism, discrimination, and injustices in our country.

Grant program now accessible to more B.C. businesses

The B.C. government has enhanced the Small and Medium-Sized Business Recovery Grant program to make it easier for businesses to qualify and has increased support for those in the hard-hit tourism sector.

The program is part of StrongerBC: BC’s Economic Recovery Plan. The plan outlines the latest steps the Government of British Columbia is taking to help people, businesses and communities come out of COVID-19 stronger and better prepared.

New grant program helps support economic recovery

Applications for the new Agritech Grant program are being accepted.

The $3-million grant program is part of StrongerBC, B.C.’s Economic Recovery Plan. The plan outlines the latest steps the Government of British Columbia is taking to help people, businesses and communities come out of COVID-19 stronger and better prepared.

IIO determines man died of self-inflicted injuries in May 29, 2020 incident

The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) has concluded its investigation into the events of May 29, 2020, when Delta Police officers were called to investigate the theft of a taxi on the ferry causeway in Tsawwassen.  The suspect in the taxi theft died during this incident, and since his death occurred in connection with the action of police officers, it was investigated independently.

Statement by the Prime Minister on Human Rights Day

“Today, we mark Human Rights Day and celebrate the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. This document, which Canadian John Humphrey helped draft, outlines the fundamental rights and freedoms to which we are all entitled, and has inspired laws to protect human rights in Canada and around the world.

BC Government News

Expert housing panel releases interim report

In September 2019, the governments of Canada and B.C. created the Expert Panel on the Future of Housing Supply and Affordability to identify measures that could build on government investments and initiatives already underway to help more people find affordable housing in British Columbia.

Anti-racism work boosted by economic recovery plan

“One of the most devastating side effects of COVID-19 has been the increase of racism and hate crimes across B.C.,” said Rachna Singh, Parliamentary Secretary for Anti-Racism Initiatives. “There is no place for racism and hate in British Columbia. That’s why we are investing resources to make communities in all corners of the province more welcoming and inclusive.”