Weekly newsletter from MLA/Minister Conroy

BC is a great place to live, but global inflation has made life more expensive for everyone. In the face of these challenges, we are supporting people to build good lives here in BC, and are taking action to put money back into people’s pockets through new and expanded programs. This summer, families in British […]

Weekly newsletter from MLA/Minister Conroy

On National Indigenous Peoples Day, we celebrate the many ways the diversity, achievements and resilience of Indigenous Peoples have shaped BC for the better. Today is an opportunity to listen, learn and honour Indigenous cultures, traditions, languages and histories. Here are four ways you can celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day: • Go to a public […]

ICBC headquarters to be transformed into hundreds of homes near transit

ICBC’s North Vancouver headquarters property will be transformed into hundreds of new homes for people, close to services, amenities, transit and the SeaBus. “Underused areas that are already well-connected to transit and close to services and amenities are the perfect places to build new homes,” said Premier David Eby. “That’s why we’re buying up land […]

MP Cannings speaks to capital gains taxes

Despite doing everything right, most Canadians are struggling —struggling to find a home they can afford and facing the rising costs of groceries and the price of gas at the pumps. All while massive wealth is accumulating in the hands of the very few.  I’ve talked in some of my columns about measures the NDP […]

Newsletter from MLA/Minister Katrine Conroy

Everyone in our community and in communities across B.C. should feel safe and welcome here. That’s why it’s been concerning to me and my government colleagues that throughout B.C. we’ve seen a rise in racist incidents. While we may not always see it or know about it, these types of incidents do happen in Kootenay […]

Newsletter from MLA/Minister Katrine Conroy

Dear Community Members, Since February, I’ve been working with Premier David Eby and my BCNDP MLA colleagues in the Legislature to pass legislation that will make a difference to people in B.C. The cost-of-living, health care, and housing – these are the issues I hear about from people like you, constituents and community members and hardworking British Columbians who […]

Weekly Newsletter from MLA/Minister Conroy

Hello Everyone, I would like to let you know that I made an announcement last week that I won’t be seeking re-election this fall. This has been one of the most difficult decisions I have had to make in a long time. It has been an absolute honor to have represented the people of this […]

FROM THE HILL: MP speaks to Canada Disability Act

When the House of Commons passed the Canada Disability Act almost a year ago, my colleagues and I were initially buoyed at this long-overdue action to lift people living with a disability out of poverty once and for all. Like many government announcements, details were slim, and we knew we’d have to fight hard alongside […]

Katrine Conroy announces retirement from politics after 19 years serving the West Kootenay

New Democrat MLA and B.C. Finance Minister Katrine Conroy announced today that she will not be seeking re-election in the upcoming provincial election. “It has been a true honour to serve my community and this province for nearly 20 years,” said Conroy, MLA for Kootenay West. “We have accomplished so much, from expanding affordable childcare […]

Improvements coming to highways in the Southern Interior

Work has begun in B.C.’s southern Interior to upgrade 482 kilometres of highways and side roads, renewing driving surfaces for local residents, travellers and the movement of goods. Approximately 33 kilometres of Highway 97 will be repaved this summer from Tuc el Nuit Road, north of Oliver, northward through the community of Okanagan Falls to […]
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