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Opposition questions spending as Eby pledges $1.2B in first week
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Opposition questions spending as Eby pledges $1.2B in first week

British Columbia’s official Opposition is taking aim at the government’s spending priorities after new Premier David Eby‘s “hit the ground running” first week in office saw him commit more than a billion dollars in new funding. In a series of announcements, Eby has pledged $400 million for a new BC Hydro credit, $500 million for a new affordability credit, $76 million for public safety initiatives and $230 million in RCMP funding. Read more: B.C. now projecting surplus for 2022-23 amid economic uncertainty and COVID-19 recovery Read More B.C. now projecting surplus for 2022-23 amid economic uncertainty and COVID-19 recovery The $1.2 billion in total spending does ...
David Eby to be sworn in as British Columbia’s 37th premier on Friday
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David Eby to be sworn in as British Columbia’s 37th premier on Friday

David Eby will officially become premier of British Columbia in a ceremony at the Musqueam Community Centre on Friday morning. Eby will be sworn in as the 37th B.C. premier replacing John Horgan. Horgan has served as the premier since July 2017.The ceremony will be streamed live on the Global BC website, BC1 and the Global BC Facebook page.Eby comes into the job while the province faces challenges on many fronts including the health care system, the global economy, and managing public safety. Read more: Housing, health care and safety are priorities for B.C. premier-designate David Eby Read More Housing, health care and safety are priorities for B.C. premier-designate David Eby ...