I'm continually amazed by the diverse talent and creativity of the folks who work in the film industry in BC. Yesterday I got to celebrate the opening of Atomic Cartoons Inc's new office, and visit Sony Pictures Imageworks and the sets of Van Helsing and Arrow. BC's creative sector employs more than 90,000 full-time workers. We'll make sure we keep attracting awesome talent and productions here.
Was lucky enough today to visit the Vancouver set of Van Helsing - one of my favourite TV shows! Enjoyed meeting some of the brilliant folks in our thriving creative industry; a sector that generates an estimated $5.23 billion for the economy and employs more than 90,000 full-time workers.
Congratulations to the Canadian Paralympic Team on their record-setting performance in Pyeongchang!
DYK? BC-connected athletes accounted for 16 of the 28 medals! 🏅
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