The NDP’s first majority Speech from the Throne was thin on additional details or promises but nevertheless the BC Recovery Benefit, aka Horgan Bucks, will be rolling out on December 18. We also look at the activity in the legislature as we pass the halfway mark of this very short session.
Then we look at the approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and the start of the rollout to long-term care workers in the coming weeks. And whether BC has been transparent enough with COVID-19 data.
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Segment 1: A short speech for a short session
- Throne Speech
- Applications for $1,000 BC Recovery Benefit will begin soon | BC Gov News
- Police Act committee members named
- Moody’s renews BC’s top credit rating: triple a, stable outlook, best in Canada.
Segment 2: Vaccines for Christmas
- ‘Historic moment’: Health Canada approves Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
- Trudeau says 249,000 vaccine doses to arrive in Canada by the end of the year
- BC’s plan for vaccine distribution
- B.C. COVID-19 vaccine rollout: When will you be able to get the vaccine?
- B.C.’s first doses of COVID-19 vaccine going to frontline health-care workers
- Bonnie Henry Says Santa Claus Is First In Line For A Vaccine, Just In Time For Christmas
- More city-level COVID-19 data would jeopardize public health, BC provincial health agency says
- BC COVID-19 Data (see cases by local health area)
- Province to update Local Health Area COVID-19 data weekly, November Revelstoke data now available
- Rapid-response paramedics sent to Fort St. James after 40 test positive for COVID-19 in community of 1,500
- Senator introduces motion to give Lynn Beyak the first-ever boot from Senate
- New report outlines next steps for Vancouver-Seattle-Portland high-speed rail | Urbanized
- Direct link to the High Speed rail study
- Interim report from the Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia [pdf]
- Expert Panel on the Future of Housing Supply & Affordability interim report
- Bugged? Explanations fly at B.C. legislature over what happened in the case of the mace