Building on our strengths, investing in people
Over the last few years, people here in Port Moody, Coquitlam, Anmore and Belcarra – and right across B.C. – have been challenged in ways we’ve never imagined. The investments our government has made in people – in health care, child care, internet for rural and remote communities, and housing – are important building blocks that have supported British Columbians through the pandemic and as we recover.
Last month along with Budget 2022, we introduced our StrongerBC Economic Plan. The plan is designed to build off our strong economic recovery from the pandemic, and address inequality and climate change. Right now, B.C. is leading Canada’s economic recovery, and we want to sustain this recovery while addressing some of the key lessons we’ve learned over the last two years. The pandemic, fires, flooding and other events over the last couple of years have exposed gaps in how our systems care for people – and this plan will address those so nobody is left behind.
The StrongerBC Economic Plan sets out to fill one-million job openings anticipated over the next ten years while working towards two goals – inclusive growth and clean growth. And to keep us on track, we have set out comprehensive key actions and core missions.
Our people are British Columbia’s greatest strength. That’s why this plan is based on extensive consultation, including with business, Indigenous people, and communities across the province. We’re building an economy that works for you and your family, because an economy built for all, is an economy built to succeed. As we begin to emerge from this pandemic, we will continue to prioritize affordability, healthcare, and economic recovery for everyone in B.C.
In the past few weeks, our Provincial Health Officer lifted some public health restrictions and capacity limits. This was only possible because of the collective effort and care people have shown over the past few months by getting vaccinated and following health measures. While we are transitioning to a sustainable COVID-19 management plan, remember that everyone will go at their own pace. Let’s be respectful of others’ comfort levels and remember that wearing masks, staying home when sick, getting tested, and getting fully vaccinated remain important measures to keep each other safe.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns about any provincial issue, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We are here to help you. My office can be reached at 604-936-8709 or Rick.Glumac.MLA@leg.bc.ca.