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B.C. NDP government says it will take several months to develop a poverty reduction plan

Advocates have asked for one and B.C. is the only province without it; a legislated poverty reduction plan.

The NDP government says that’s going to change. 159 more words

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John Horgan sworn-in as B.C. premier, unveils new cabinet

The NDP’s John Horgan has been sworn in as the 36th premier of British Columbia, shifting the balance of power in the province for the first time in 16 years. 1,205 more words

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Vancouver Councillor Geoff Meggs to be John Horgan's chief of staff

Three-term Vancouver City Councillor Geoff Meggs has resigned in order to take a job as Premier-designate John Horgan’s chief of staff.

Meggs was first elected to city council in 2008. 647 more words

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Cabinet ministers not the only ones losing their jobs in B.C. government handover

With the government changing hands in Victoria, it’s not just the premier and Liberal ministers who will be losing their jobs when the NDP take the reins. 266 more words

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Alberta NDP offers 6-week instant rebate program for energy efficient products

Albertans can save some money over the next few weeks if they buy energy efficient products.

The province has launched an instant savings program that will provide instant rebates for energy efficient products between April 28 and June 11. 320 more words

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Alberta government funding could help Indigenous women starting businesses

Alberta’s NDP government has tripled funding for a Status of Women grant program that aims to assist female entrepreneurs.

Funding for the program has increased from $500,000… 169 more words

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Alberta government announces more than $5.6M in funding for affordable housing planning

The Alberta government announced planning funds Wednesday for 14 affordable housing projects throughout the province. The announcement totals just over $5.6 million.

The NPD said it plans to build or renew more than 6,000 affordable housing units over the next five years. 312 more words

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