Improving Services

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VICTORIA – Premier John Horgan and the B.C. government have been working hard for people in the legislature. Since July, the B.C. government has taken bold steps to improve the services people count on.

  • Invested in student success by fully funding the class size and composition requirement and adding thousands of new teachers to help students learn
  • Added more than 500 trades training spaces at B.C. colleges and universities
  • Made college and university tuition-free for former children in care
  • Provided a transportation supplement to give people with disabilities access to the transportation supports they need, including a bus pass for those who want one
  • Committed to $14.6 billion in capital spending over three years to build roads, transit, schools and hospitals
  • Launched the renewal of the human rights commission, because every person should feel welcome to share in the future of our province
  • Reduced MSP premiums by 50 per cent, and we’re working towards completely eliminating this unfair fee altogether
  • Invested $322 in cross-government approaches to combat the overdose emergency
  • Established a Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions so people living with addictions and mental illness have better access to treatment options
  • Added more supports for the Residential Tenancy Office to help renters and landlords resolve disputes faster
  • Supported communities and businesses affected by wildfires with $100 million for recovery and $140 million for risk reduction, reforestation, habitat restoration, and the FireSmart program

Quote from Premier John Horgan:

“Our government is making better choices to improve the services people count on, to help young people get the education they need to realize their full potential, and to make sure the people have the help they need when they need it most.”