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Fair access to public health care for all British Columbians

In addition to increasing access to surgeries and MRIs, the Government of British Columbia is bringing into force outstanding sections of the Medicare Protection Amendment Act, 2003, to further support patients and strengthen B.C.’s public health-care system. We are taking action …

Security and Safety for Renters

In our province, there are more than half-a-million rental households. Faced with near-zero vacancy rates, these British Columbians too often find themselves trapped in housing they cannot afford, or have grown out of, yet cannot afford to leave. Some landlords …

Help is on the way for B.C.’s lowest-paid workers

British Columbia’s lowest-paid workers will earn a $15-an-hour minimum wage by June 2021. Regular, predictable increases to our minimum wage are one important way we can make life more affordable for people. June 1, 2018: $12.65 an hour ($1.30 increase) …

Medical Services Plan (MSP) premiums cut by 50%

Medical Services Plan (MSP) premiums were cut by 50% on Jan. 1, 2018, marking an important step toward improving fairness for all British Columbians. MSP premiums are unfair and place a significant burden on British Columbians. I’m proud that we …

B.C. shuts rent loopholes

MLA: ‘Used by landlords to get around rent controls’ Vancouver-West End MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert (left) on March 12 joins tenants of a West End apartment building whose landlord applied for a massive rent increase under a geographic rent loophole …