BC Throne Speech Delivered; Provincial Budget to Follow April 20

April 12, 2021 — Today, The Honourable Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of BC, presented the Throne Speech marking the beginning of a new session of the provincial legislature and giving a broad outline of the provincial government’s coming agenda.  This plan will be further outlined in the budget to be delivered next week on April 20.

The Burnaby Board of Trade was pleased to see the speech mention further supports for small business and non-profits, and critical investments in childcare, climate change initiatives and infrastructure.  We were also heartened that the government is embracing our call to adopt the “orientation to yes” which we have seen throughout the pandemic and focus on streamlining regulations, expediting approvals, and adopting innovations to deliver government services faster and more efficiently.

You can read the speech text here, or watch it below.