BC NDP News – Thank you frontline workers!

Thank you frontline workers!

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Thanking frontline workers

Whether they’re providing healthcare or stocking supermarket shelves, essential workers are doing incredible work on the frontline of the COVID-19 crisis. It’s time to say a big THANK YOU!

We can’t thank them all in person, so let’s do it online. If you haven’t already, send a message of thanks and we’ll feature as many as possible on our website and in our social media.

If you’ve already sent a message, please share this with any friends or family who might want to send thanks too.

We're in this together

On Tuesday, Premier John Horgan gave a televised address to update British Columbians about our latest action on COVID-19 and urge people to play their part over the coming weeks.

Premier Horgan: “We’re seeing signs that our actions are starting to make a difference. We can’t stop now. It’s time for everyone to do their part to save lives and flatten the curve.”

“We may be separated, but we are not alone. All of us are in this together. I’m asking every British Columbian to recommit to beating COVID-19. Do your part. Stay home. Stay safe.”

Help with your Hydro bill

The COVID-19 crisis is seriously impacting the economic security of many British Columbians. Your BC NDP government is rolling out a series of measures to help those affected. On Wednesday, the government announced relief for BC Hydro customers.

People who have had their incomes impacted are being offered a credit to help cover the cost of their electricity bills, which does not have to be repaid. Small businesses forced to close will have their power bills forgiven for three months.

Extra support for the most vulnerable

It’s vital to ensure the most vulnerable people in our province aren’t exposed to new risks during the COVID-19 crisis. That’s why we’ve announced emergency supports for people on income or disability assistance, as well as for low-income seniors.

Shane Simpson, Social Development Minister: “This is a stressful time for everyone, but for those struggling to put food on the table at the best of times, it is important that we ensure there are no additional barriers to get what they need to keep themselves and their families safe and healthy.”

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