Today’s budget from the Government of British Columbia is a positive step forward for Vancouver residents and families across the province. For many years we’ve been calling for provincial action to address real estate speculation, and the new measures announced today will help make sure housing in Vancouver is for homes first, not just treated as a commodity. Today’s historic investment to create more high-quality affordable childcare spaces is great news and will be a big boost for families that need it.
I want to thank the Premier and his government for demonstrating strong leadership on tough files like affordable housing and climate change. This budget is an important step in making BC a fairer, more affordable and resilient place to live and do business in. I look forward to continuing to work closely with the Province on our shared priorities.