Speech from the throne outlines BC’s future agenda

In a speech from the throne Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon outlined the government’s agenda to create jobs and opportunity throughout British Columbia – growing a diverse economy to fund vital public services.

In the session ahead, government will continue to build on its progress implementing the BC Jobs Plan under which more than 70,000 new jobs have been created since 2011, Guichon said.

By focusing on key sectors of the economy and further growing British Columbia’s trading relationships in the Asia-Pacific region, the government will remain on a steady course toward a strong economy that delivers prosperity for future generations.

Guichon said in her speech that LNG is a generational opportunity to grow, but it is also a plan to protect a vital resource industry, which already employs 13,000 British Columbians, highlighting that the BC government delivered on its commitments to launch various training programs, introduce an LNG tax framework and set high environmental standards.

Premier Christy Clark added that the province  will continue to focus on getting to ’yes’ on economic development, seizing B.C.’s LNG opportunity.

During the spring session, government plans to build on its success forging strong relationships with First Nations and communities throughout B.C., reducing unnecessary red tape, and  investing in skills training to put B.C. workers first in line for new jobs.

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