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BC’s Restart Plan

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BC's Restart Plan

This has been a difficult time for people across our province. But we’re getting through it together.

Your BC NDP government just announced BC’s Restart Plan – a careful restart that will protect people and the progress we’ve made.

This isn’t a return to normal, but it’s a hopeful, careful step towards a real recovery for all of us.

Get answers about the Restart Plan

Yesterday, Premier John Horgan and Deputy Premier Carole James held a virtual townhall and took questions about the Restart Plan from folks across BC.

The event was recorded, and you can watch it right now. Want to learn more about the plan? Then watch the townhall recording on John’s Facebook page today.

Renewal plan for surgeries

British Columbians have proved themselves extremely resilient during the COVID-19 crisis, with big parts of life put on hold – including elective surgeries.

Now, the BC NDP government is launching a massive surgical renewal plan to get folks the surgeries they’ve been waiting for.

This renewal plan includes an increase in capacity and hiring new staff. It will ensure the health system can keep up with demand for new surgeries and clear the existing backlog.

Ensuring workers can recover at home

To make sure we can get through the COVID-19 crisis and restart BC, it’s more important than ever for people who are sick to stay home from work until they’re well again.

We’re working on better protections to ensure that workers aren’t pressured into coming to work when they’re sick.

Help increase awareness by sharing this Facebook video of Premier John Horgan explaining the importance of staying home when you’re sick.

A fair deal for teachers

The challenge of keeping education going during recent weeks and months has shone a light on the incredible work done by BC’s teachers. That’s why we’re especially pleased that the BC Teachers’ Federation has ratified a new contract.

This is BC’s first fairly negotiated contract with teachers in a generation, and it received support from 98% of Teachers’ Federation members.

After a fair and respectful round of bargaining, teachers are getting the fair wage increase they deserve and can keep focusing on educating kids.

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