Following through on our commitments to people: The first 100 days of John Horgan’s B.C. New Democrat government

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VICTORIA – Premier John Horgan and the New Democrat government have been working hard for people. After 16 years of a B.C. Liberal government that only cared about their wealthy friends and supporters, it’s going to take time to fix the problems they created. But the New Democrat government is taking strong, first steps to make life better for British Columbians.

In just 100 days, Premier John Horgan and the B.C. New Democrat government have already delivered on many key campaign commitments, and made life better for people:


Making life more affordable


Increasing income assistance and disability payments by $100

Increasing earnings exemptions for people on income and disability assistance by $200 a month

Eliminating tolls on the Port Mann and Golden Ears bridges

Eliminating tuition fees on Adult Basic Education and English Language Learning programs

Making post-secondary education free for former children in care

Reducing MSP premiums

Sending the Site C project for an independent review

Closing the fixed-term lease loophole

Taking steps toward affordable and quality child care

Increasing funding for the construction of affordable and supportive housing

Limiting ICBC rate increases for drivers

Bringing back the B.C. Disability Bus Pass

Purchasing the Waneta Dam through BC Hydro


Good jobs, across the province


Creating jobs through capital investments

Increasing access to trades training

Increasing the minimum wage

Restoring the tax benefit and lifting the cap on lending for credit unions

Reducing the small business corporate income tax rate

Providing a boost to rural economies

Investing in our tourism sector

Bringing back the Buy B.C. program

Investing in Indigenous skills training

Investing in literacy skills

Fighting for B.C. forestry jobs


Investing in key services


Increasing funding for K-12 education

Increasing funding for BC Healthy Kids Program

Restoring the UBC Therapeutics Initiative

Taking action on the overdose crisis

Restoring balance and improving service at the Residential Tenancy Branch

Accelerating the school seismic upgrade program

Increasing access to justice

Keeping Indigenous families together and improving outcomes for children in care

Investing in our health care system

Funding school playgrounds


A better B.C.


Making reconciliation a priority

Restoring the Human Rights Commission

Ending the grizzly bear trophy hunt

Ensuring our drinking water is safe

Standing up for B.C.’s interests in the face of Kinder Morgan

Tackling gangs and gun violence

Increasing the Carbon Tax and ensuring revenues support families and fund green initiatives

Ending big money in B.C. politics

Supporting people and businesses affected by the wildfires

Addressing George Massey Tunnel corridor congestion

Passing new regulations to improve spill response

Protecting B.C.’s wildlife

Modernizing B.C.’s democracy

Improving environmental assessment in B.C.

Strengthening lobbying rules

Developing a made-in-B.C. solution to ride-sharing

Providing legislative drafting services to all opposition members

Preparing for the legalization of marijuana

Taking Climate Action

Reversing the B.C. Liberals tax giveaway to the wealthy