This was on the wall at my house growing up and always gave me a sense of optimism.
May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be ever at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,...
And the rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Grateful for Governor Jay Inslee's support on protecting our shared coastline.
Happy to announce we're contributing $300k towards Washington state's study for a clean, efficient high-speed corridor connecting Vancouver & Seattle. The project could reduce economic barriers, create up to 200k jobs, and increase tourism between BC & Washington.
Today, paper mill workers up and down the Coast received news that threatens their livelihoods and their communities.
The United States has yet again imposed new anti-dumping duties on BC newsprint exporters. These duties threaten BC workers and the future of our industry. They're unacceptable.
Newsprint companies create thousands of jobs for BC workers and the entire industry contributes billions to our economy. These duties can make life very difficult for people living in... our coastal communities.
It’s troubling to see this kind of protectionist activity from the United States. Instead of working cooperatively for the best interests of both communities, they're working against the interests of British Columbians.
However, we're happy to work with Washington state, Oregon and California to bring our economies together by creating stronger partnerships and good jobs, and improving the flow of trade.
British Columbians can rest assured our government is prepared to work with industry and workers to defend our interests and fight aggressively against these unfair duties. We will protect BC workers and the jobs families depend on.
March 21 is Nowruz, commonly known as Persian New Year. Thank you to Leila Varasteh for putting together this beautiful Haft Seen table, and thank you to everyone for joining us today at the first ever Nowruz celebration at the Legislature.
It was truly a pleasure to join you all in welcoming the spring, and welcoming a new year. Norouzetan Pirouz!
For women in trades and those considering careers in construction, your government is going to be with you every step of the way. We're supporting the development of a range of programs to help break down barriers for women in the building trades. https://news.gov.bc.ca/16544
On International Women's Day, I'd like to acknowledge my mom, my sister and my wife. Their sacrifices, their compassion, and their love make the world a better place.
I'm also proud to work alongside another group of strong, inspiring women at the BC Legislature; the first gender-equal cabinet in BC history.
Together, we're working towards gender equity by making choices that lift women up, break down barriers, and create more career opportunities in every corner of the province.
It's your chance to ask any questions you may have about the Budget and our government's housing and child care plans.
Have questions about BC's housing and childcare plans? Share them here to inspire Coffee talk with Carole, a Facebook Live event on Thursday March 8, around 7:3...0pm.
Minister of Finance Carole James will be discussing the BC budget, housing and childcare with special guests Katrina Chen, MLA Burnaby-Lougheed, Minister of State for Childcare, and Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing.
BC exports $600 million worth of aluminum to the United States each year, making us the second-largest exporter of aluminum to the United States from Canada.
The proposed trade tariffs by the US would have significant impact on BC jobs, BC workers and communities throughout the province.
Last October, I visited the Rio Tinto aluminum smelter in Kitimat, a smelter that has made life better for its workers and better for the environment, as it has the lowest carbon aluminum pro...duction in the world.
The work we’re doing to meet our climate change objectives, and continuing to be a world-class manufacturer of aluminum products, is now put at risk because of a few tweets from the President of the United States.
We will not be bullied. We will not be pushed around.
If the United States does impose tariffs on steel and aluminum, it's abundantly clear that we must stand together with our federal government to protect our aluminum industry, to protect jobs at the Rio Tinto smelter in Kitimat, and to protect the BC economy.
I was honoured to join my fellow British Columbians in attendance at today's state memorial service for former Premier Dave Barrett.
He will be remembered as a profound political leader who affected the lives of everyone he met. He was an inspiration and I'm very grateful for his guidance over the years.