BC NDP News – Let’s work together for a healthier BC

Let’s work together for a healthier BC

Building a #BetterBC
Making progress on healthcare

For too long, people in Maple Ridge, Surrey, and other growing communities around the province have struggled to get the healthcare they need, when they need it.

Last week, Premier John Horgan joined MLAs Lisa Beare and Bob D’Eith to announce a permanent urgent and primary care center in Maple Ridge and a new cancer centre in Surrey.

The Premier sat down with Maple Ridge News to discuss how these centres will give people better access to care – and create healthcare and construction jobs in our communities.

Summer fun - the right way
Everyone wants to enjoy the summer sun. And if we do it the right way, we can. But unsafe socializing has been linked to recent community outbreaks of COVID-19.

To help people socialize safely, the BC government has launched Dr. Bonnie Henry’s Good Times Guide – a set of simple instructions on how to spread fun, not COVID-19.

Want to help? Then share this guide with your family and friends on Facebook, so that we can all have a great summer while keeping each other safe and healthy.

More virtual events

All summer, we’ve been safely socializing with a series of grassroots virtual fundraisers that support our hard-working BC NDP teams around the province. And there are several more coming up.

Tonight, we’ve got Mike and Michelle’s Grow Show, with Ministers Farnworth and Mungall providing a wealth of gardening tips.

Coming up, there’s an art lesson from Esquimalt-Metchosin MLA Mitzi Dean as well as a cooking lesson from Minister Melanie Mark.

Looking forward, don’t miss our Fireside Chat with John Horgan and Bob D’Eith on September 3. And there’s plenty more in our online events calendar.

Restarting the job market

A strong economy means good jobs for people everywhere. A lot of people lost work due to COVID-19, but there are positive signs of a strong long-term recovery.

As our restart plan continues, the latest Labour Force Survey shows BC has recovered about 58% of the jobs lost in March and April – but we still have a long way to go.

Jobs Minister Michelle Mungall: “As we navigate our way through this unprecedented challenge, our government will continue to work on a recovery that benefits all British Columbians.”

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