David Eby will be sworn in as British Columbia’s 37th premier by Lt. Gov. Janet Austin on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022.
The ceremony will take place at Government House. Timing and other details for media will be provided in the coming days.
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In a media release Monday, the Province said it is taking steps to build safer workplaces for health-care workers and patients by introducing a new security model across all health authorities, hiring more protection services employees and expanding funding to SWITCH BC, a new organization focused on addressing workplace safety.
David Eby, first elected MLA in 2013 for Vancouver-Point Grey, will become Premier of BC following a tumultuous BC NDP leadership campaign.
The BC Ombudsperson’s 2021/22 Annual Report, released Tuesday, highlights that complaints about health care from British Columbians were the highest in a decade.
The office received almost 1,300 complaints and enquiries focused on programs and services provided by the Ministry of Health and B.C.’s health authorities.
Preliminary reporting from the BC Coroners Service shows 247 deaths of individuals experiencing homelessness were reported to the agency in 2021, which is a 75% increase over the number of lives lost in 2020.
The Ombudsperson announced today it is seeking public input that will provide key information for an investigation into how government programs supported people who were displaced from their homes and communities as a result of extreme weather in 2021.
Tens of thousands of people were displaced across the province as a result of wildfires and floods.
The BC Electoral Boundaries Commission has published its Preliminary Report with recommendations for changing British Columbia’s provincial electoral districts for the next two provincial general elections.
ICBC and police are launching a campaign to help protect pedestrians as weather conditions worsen and the risk of pedestrian crashes increases.
Between October and January, pedestrian fatalities increase by an average of 54% in B.C.