Days in office 1234 Elected on June 9, 2017
Took office on July 18, 2017
Not started 217 of 223 97%
In progress 6 of 223 3%
Achieved 0 of 223 0%
Broken 0 of 223 0%
This is a non-partisan citizen initiative to track the 200+ (we are at 223 and counting so far) promises made by the BC NDP party in the 2017 election campaign. On May 9th 2017 British Colombians Went to the polls and elected a 43 BC Liberal MLAs, 41 NDP MLAs, and 3 from the Green Party. The BC Liberals formed minority government but were defeated by the NDP & Greens in a confidence vote on June 29 and subsequently formed government at the request of the Lt. Governor.
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Not started Childcare Bring in $10 a day childcare. The $10 a day plan will ensure no parent is shut out of work because of the high cost of childcare by offering full-day care for $10 and part-time care for $7 a day, with no fee for families with annual incomes below $40,000 a year. This program will focus on children under the age of two first, before gradually expanding to cover other pre-kindergarten children. Start the discussion!
Not started Child & Family Services We will increase funding for Agreements with Young Adults by an additional $10 million in order to offer supports to all youth aging out of care who need it, not just a few. Start the discussion!
Not started Child & Family Services We will work with universities and colleges to expand the tuition fee waiver program and provide enhanced supports for former youth in care who pursue post-secondary education. Start the discussion!
Not started Child & Family Services We would task the Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth to review the recommendations of the Independent Representative for Children and Youth to identify recommendations that have not been met and how to address them. Start the discussion!
Not started Child & Family Services When Aboriginal children enter care, we will ensure that basic care standards are met, that there is a plan for every child in care to connect them with their culture and communities, and that there is a plan for permanency. Start the discussion!
Not started Education A BC NDP government is committed to a comprehensive review of BC’s current K-12 funding formula to move BC’s school system to a better, stable and sustainable model for investing in education. Start the discussion!
Not started Education Properly fund classrooms and school equipment, so parents don’t have to fundraise for classroom essentials. Start the discussion!
Not started Education Through our public education system and partnering with innovative not-for profits, we will ensure every child in BC is given the opportunity to learn how they can change the world by learning to code, even if they don’t have a computer at home. Start the discussion!
Not started Education We will eliminate fees for Adult Basic Education and ESL. Start the discussion!
Not started Education We will ensure our K-12 system has the resources to help youth-in-care graduate with their peers. Start the discussion!
Not started Education We will provide $30 million per year to our school system to ensure that kids have the school supplies that they need to succeed. Start the discussion!
Not started Education We will work with school districts to provide new technology, lab equipment, learning material and professional development support for teachers. Start the discussion!
Not started Education We will work with school districts to successfully implement BC’s new school curriculum. Start the discussion!
Not started Justice & Law Enforcement As part of our plan to address gangs and gun violence we will give the Surrey Wraparound (WRAP) program stable, secure funding and increase support for it by $500,000 a year. Start the discussion!
Not started Justice & Law Enforcement We will also establish a multi-agency task force to fight tax fraud and money laundering in the BC real estate marketplace. Start the discussion!
Not started Justice & Law Enforcement We will implement the Surrey Accord. Start the discussion!
Not started Justice & Law Enforcement We will improve access to justice by expanding poverty law services. Start the discussion!
Not started Justice & Law Enforcement We will improve access to justice by improving access to dispute resolution services for families. Start the discussion!
Not started Justice & Law Enforcement We will improve access to justice by increasing staffing of the Court Services Branch. Start the discussion!
Not started Justice & Law Enforcement We will improve access to justice by supporting First Nations legal services. Start the discussion!
Not started Justice & Law Enforcement we will increase funding to support women who experience domestic violence, sexual assault and other crimes by $8 million a year. Start the discussion!
Not started Justice & Law Enforcement We will provide more support to police efforts to disrupt the supply chain through measures to break up the major drug rings and send the perpetrators to trial. Start the discussion!
Not started Justice & Law Enforcement We will push for increased penalties for drug dealers who knowingly distribute death-dealing drugs like fentanyl and carfentanil. Start the discussion!
Not started Justice & Law Enforcement We will recognize culture for its role in rehabilitation and recovery and will provide culturally diverse and appropriate programming in prisons, particularly for Aboriginal people. Start the discussion!
Not started Justice & Law Enforcement We will reduce the number of people forced to represent themselves [in court] because of a lack of resources. Start the discussion!
Not started Justice & Law Enforcement We will take immediate action to address the shortage of court sheriffs. Start the discussion!
Not started Post Secondary Education Expand BC’s apprenticeship and trades training programs Start the discussion!
Not started Capital Region Transportation We will lead and promote efforts to fix the E&N railway tracks so that commuter rail can become an option to eliminate gridlock in the capital region [capital funding % not specified, 40% specified for TransLink]. Start the discussion!
Not started Capital Region Transportation We will make much-needed investments in capital projects and buses to support transit in the region [capital funding share not specified, 40% was specified for TransLink]. Start the discussion!
Not started Childcare We will build childcare spaces in communities across the province, as part of our commitment to providing $10 a day childcare for BC families Start the discussion!
Not started Highways We will build, maintain and upgrade highways across the province. Start the discussion!
Not started Highways We will complete Highway 1 upgrades to the Alberta boarder. Start the discussion!
Not started Highways We will partner with communities to make travelling safer for people walking, using mobility aid devices, riding bicycles and using other forms of active transportation. Start the discussion!
Not started Home Care We’ll also create a capital fund and work with local governments and community partners to build and strengthen seniors’ centres around the province, as seniors’ centres play a key role in reducing isolation, providing critical social supports, and helping seniors stay at home longer. Start the discussion!
Not started Hospitals We will invest in new hospitals and care facilities in communities across BC. Start the discussion!
Not started Hospitals We will repair, restore and replace aging and unsafe hospitals throughout the province, and ensure all new health facilities already announced are completed. Start the discussion!
Not started Housing Affordability We will change regulations to allow colleges and universities to build affordable on and near-campus rental housing. Start the discussion!
Not started Locally Sourced Procurement We will allow BC shipyards to bid competitively on every new BC ferry built. Start the discussion!
Not started Public Transit (outside of Metro Van & CRD) We will partner with federal and local governments to build and fund transit priorities in communities across the province Start the discussion!
Not started Recreation & Conservation We will build new campsites to catch up with current demand. Start the discussion!
Not started Schools A BC NDP government will create an ongoing capital fund for school playgrounds. Start the discussion!
Not started Schools We'll make our schools earthquake safe. Specifically: we will accelerate the seismic upgrade program for BC, making schools safer for our kids should an earthquake happen during school hours. Start the discussion!
Not started Schools We'll replace portables with real classrooms (page V) and We will replace Surrey portables with real classrooms, building new schools in BC’s fastest growing region (Page 38). We will get students out of portables in Coquitlam (page 53). Start the discussion!
Not started Schools We will invest in energy efficiency and lighting upgrades for our schools, reducing power consumption, improving the quality of light and learning, and we’ll put the savings right back into the school system Start the discussion!
Not started Schools We will work with local governments, First Nations and communities to build and upgrade schools in every region of British Columbia. Start the discussion!
Not started Seniors' Care Facilities We will build quality seniors’ care facilities, helping seniors transition to quality care closer to home, and live with greater dignity Start the discussion!
Not started Social Housing Build, directly and through partnerships, 114,000 rental, social and co-op homes over 10 years using BC wood products as building materials. Start the discussion!
Not started Social Infrastructure Fund Partnering with communities, we will create a capital fund to upgrade and build sports facilities, playgrounds, arts and culture spaces, local community seniors’ centres and mental health and addictions centres. Start the discussion!
Not started Telecommunications Infrastructure We will partner with local governments in northern and rural communities to ensure local digital infrastructure is affordable, accessible and business ready, and that innovation is driving job growth in local industries. Start the discussion!
Not started Translink We will fund 40% of the capital costs for establishing rapid transit in Surrey. Start the discussion!
Not started Translink We will fund 40% of the capital costs for the Broadway Skytrain. Start the discussion!
Not started Translink We will support the Mayors’ Council 10-Year Vision for Metro Vancouver Transportation. We have committed to funding 40 per cent of the capital costs of every phase of the plan, in partnership with all levels of government. Start the discussion!
Not started Translink We will work with Metro municipalities to develop a new Translink governance model. Start the discussion!
Not started First Nations & Reconciliation We will develop with First Nations a curriculum that reflects accurately and fairly on the rich history of the people of this land. Start the discussion!
Not started First Nations & Reconciliation We will ensure Delegated Aboriginal Agencies are supported to offer services at the same level offered to non-Aboriginal children. Start the discussion!
Not started First Nations & Reconciliation We will implement the recommendations from Grand Chief Ed John’s report and provide better supports to keep Aboriginal children at home and out of care. Start the discussion!
Not started First Nations & Reconciliation We will provide support for, and work towards full course offerings in Aboriginal languages Start the discussion!
Not started First Nations & Reconciliation We will work with First Nations to set targets and take action to reduce the number of Aboriginal people facing our justice system and to reduce incarceration rates Start the discussion!
Not started Justice Invest in programs to end gang violence. Start the discussion!
Not started Justice Tackle the backlogs in our courts. Start the discussion!
Not started Local Government We'll provide local governments the tools they are asking for to zone areas for rental housing, and tax short-stay home rentals that take properties out of the rental pool. Start the discussion!
Not started Procurement We will bring in a cap on the value and the length of government IT contracts to save money, increase innovation, improve competition and help our tech sector grow. Start the discussion!
Not started Procurement We will make government IT and software development procurement work better for companies that hire locally and have a local supply chain. Start the discussion!
Not started Recreation & Conservation We will implement the K-12 education Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report Start the discussion!
Not started Tax/Fee Reform Eliminate tolls on the Port Mann and Golden Ears bridges. Start the discussion!
Not started Tax/Fee Reform Get rid of Medical Services Plan fees, saving families as much as $1,800 a year. Start the discussion!
Not started Tax/Fee Reform We'll support BC small business with a half-point cut to the small business tax rate. Start the discussion!
Not started Tax/Fee Reform We will establish a non-partisan MSP Elimination Panel. The panel will advise on how to protect health care funding, while phasing out the MSP. The panel will be required to ensure low and middle income families all come out ahead. Start the discussion!
Not started Tax/Fee Reform When the [carbon tax] price goes up to match the federal mandate, we will create a new climate action rebate cheque for low and middle-income families. The rebate will go to 80 per cent of families, the majority of which will receive more money back in rebates than they pay in new carbon taxes. Start the discussion!
Not started Access & Wait-lists We will ensure these [urgent family care] centers are open evenings and weekends, and provide the one-on-one health care you need with the support of a full medical team. Start the discussion!
Not started Access & Wait-lists We will establish Urgent Family Care Centres across BC to improve your access to doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, dieticians, pharmacists, mental health workers, midwives, occupational therapists and other health care providers. Start the discussion!
Not started Access & Wait-lists We will improve your access to a family doctor and other medical professionals by making the provision of team-based primary care the top priority for the Ministry of Health. Start the discussion!
Not started Access & Wait-lists We will reduce pressure on emergency rooms with a new urgent care model that gets you the care you need, faster. Start the discussion!
Not started Access & Wait-lists We will reduce the demand on acute care and emergency beds by investing in home care and quality long term care for BC seniors. Start the discussion!
Not started Access & Wait-lists We will reduce wait lists and wait times province wide. Start the discussion!
Not started Access & Wait-lists We will support rural British Columbians who must travel for care with an improved medical travel allowance. Start the discussion!
Not started Drinking Water Safety We will commit to and recognize the right to clean, safe drinking water through a renewed environmental assessment process that works with First Nations and communities to address the cumulative effects of development on ecosystems and watersheds. Start the discussion!
Not started Drinking Water Safety We will work with the federal government to improve drinking water quality in BC communities. Start the discussion!
Not started Home Care Increase the time home care workers can spend with seniors, so seniors can stay in their own homes longer. Start the discussion!
Not started Home Care We will increase the length of home support visits and expand the scope of services provided, helping seniors stay in their homes longer. Start the discussion!
Not started Mental Health and Addictions This new ministry [of Mental Health & Addictions] will work with the Ministry of Children and Families, the Ministry of Health, local governments, First Nations and the education and justice systems so patients get treatment early and effectively Start the discussion!
Not started Mental Health and Addictions We'll ensure children and youth have timely access to the full spectrum of mental health and addictions care in every region of the province. Start the discussion!
In progress Mental Health and Addictions We will create a Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions. Start the discussion!
Not started Mental Health and Addictions We will enhance post-detox supports. Start the discussion!
Not started Mental Health and Addictions We will ensure students can access specially trained adolescent mental health professionals within the school system, where early identification and support can lead to healthier lives and prevent a lifetime of illness. Start the discussion!
Not started Mental Health and Addictions We will establish a long term plan [for prevention and treatment of Mental Health and Addictions]. Start the discussion!
Not started Mental Health and Addictions We will establish a special initiative with First Nations leaders and their communities to provide additional assistance where the impact of the [addiction/fentanyl] crisis is greatest. Start the discussion!
Not started Mental Health and Addictions We will improve access to harm reduction options that save lives. Start the discussion!
Not started Mental Health and Addictions We will license BC's current recovery house system. Start the discussion!
Not started Mental Health and Addictions We will make mental health counselors available where schools identify a need so children can get the help they need, when they need it. Start the discussion!
Not started Mental Health and Addictions We will provide access to a wide range of evidence-based and regulated treatment [for Mental Health and Addictions]. Start the discussion!
Not started Mental Health and Addictions We will recognize the hard work of community-based and not-for-profit services in improving the lives of those with mental health and addictions and expand support for these services. Start the discussion!
Not started Mental Health and Addictions We will reopen [residential-based treatment] facilities on the Riverview lands to provide residential care where needed. Start the discussion!
Not started Paramedicine We will establish a province-wide strategy to ensure the widest possible availability of life-saving naloxone kits with people trained to use them. Start the discussion!
Not started Paramedicine We will increase support for first responders [in relation to responding to overdoses], including counselling for PTSD and work-related stress. Start the discussion!
Not started Paramedicine We will invest in more paramedics, so that no one is left waiting for an ambulance in their time of critical need. Start the discussion!
Not started Pharmacare We will enhance support to British Columbians living with, and at risk of, diabetes and remove the age restriction on access to the insulin pump program for people over 25. Start the discussion!
Not started Pharmacare We will ensure the Therapeutics Initiative has the resources it needs to do its job effectively, keeping drug costs down and patients safe. Start the discussion!
Not started Pharmacare We will reduce the cost of prescription drugs Start the discussion!
Not started Pharmacare We will work with the federal government towards a national pharmacare program and we will support efforts to bulk purchase medication, bringing costs down. Start the discussion!
Not started Residential Care We will conduct a systematic review [of the residential care system] to establish and maintain safe staffing levels going forward. Start the discussion!
Not started Residential Care We will increase support for residential care and demand accountability from providers to ensure that they meet staffing standards and provide seniors with the high quality, dignified care that they deserve. Start the discussion!
Not started Residential Care We will support relationship-based care, and ensure those care relationships are not disrupted by contracting out or contract-flipping. Start the discussion!
Not started Staffing Levels Increase access to nurses in your community. Start the discussion!
Not started Travel Assistance Program We will ensure vulnerable patients from remote communities are covered for the most direct and sensible access to treatment by equalizing the coverage provided for ferries and commercial flights. Start the discussion!
Not started Travel Assistance Program We will improve and expand travel assistance coverage for patients, including expectant mothers, from rural and remote communities. Start the discussion!
Not started Access to Capital We will offer networking grants to start-ups and early stage companies to allow startups to attend investor conferences and networking events, with the intent of bringing investment home to BC. Start the discussion!
Not started Access to Capital We will re-invigorate the Innovative Clean Energy (ICE) Fund to boost investments in groundbreaking new energy technologies, climate change solutions, and community-focused energy projects, especially projects that drive development in rural, northern and First Nations communities. Start the discussion!
Not started Access to Capital We will strengthen existing venture capital and tax credit programs to encourage investment in BC companies, and develop a stronger venture capital culture here at home. Start the discussion!
Not started Agriculture The [BC Food] Innovation Centre will work to link local food producers with new technology and expand their access to world markets. Start the discussion!
Not started Agriculture We'll work with primary producers to ensuring bee populations stay healthy to pollinate crops. Start the discussion!
Not started Agriculture We will bring back an enhanced Buy BC marketing program to help local producers market their products in BC and for export. Start the discussion!
Not started Agriculture We will help hospitals and care facilities increase their use of BC grown and processed foods and we will work to expand the use of BC food products in all other government facilities. Start the discussion!
Not started Agriculture We will help young farmers access land. Start the discussion!
Not started Agriculture We will revitalize the land reserve and the Agricultural Land Commission for the 21st century. Start the discussion!
Not started Agriculture We will work with growers, processors, colleges and universities to develop a BC Food Innovation Centre to innovate in the processing, packaging and marketing of BC food products. Start the discussion!
Not started BC Wine, Beer & Spirits We will establish a BC beer, wine and spirits advisory panel, composed of industry leaders, experts and entrepreneurs. The panel will advise on how we can increase domestic sales of BC products in stores and restaurants and provide general advice on how to strengthen and grow the industry. Start the discussion!
Not started BC Wine, Beer & Spirits We will work with local [wine, beer, spirits] producers to expand market access in the rest of Canada and abroad, including providing marketing support through the renewal of Buy BC. Start the discussion!
Not started Creative Economy We will provide incentives for film producers to use BC based writers, including in their development work, by expanding BC’s film labour tax credit to include BC writers Start the discussion!
Not started Energy Efficiency We'll revitalize BC Hydro energy efficiency programs programs and launch new ones aimed at helping homeowners reduce energy bills and climate pollution. Start the discussion!
Not started Green Sector Create good jobs that last in every community [in the process of retrofitting public and residential meetings to reduce carbon emissions]. Start the discussion!
Not started Innovation We will create a competitive, merit-based graduate scholarship program designed to attract and retain the best graduate students, based on hard work and talent. Start the discussion!
Not started Innovation We will invest $100 million to expand technology-related post-secondary programs and invest in information and communications, digital media and entertainment, life sciences and health, clean-tech, IT and engineering and more. Start the discussion!
Not started Innovation We will invest $50 million over two years to create a new graduate scholarship fund. Start the discussion!
Not started Innovation We will partner with universities throughout BC to build technology and innovation centres in key areas of BC’s economy. Start the discussion!
Not started Job Creation Create 96,000 construction jobs by building schools, hospitals, roads and rapid transit over the next five years. Start the discussion!
Not started Job Creation We’ll invest in traditional sectors of our economy and launch a major jobs initiative in clean energy and energy efficiency to reduce your heating bills. Start the discussion!
Not started Locally Sourced Procurement Where possible, we will build new schools with made-in-BC manufactured wood products, that will create a healthy learning environment for our kids, while also spurring growth and creating jobs in our forestry communities. Start the discussion!
Not started Logging & Forestry We will invest in the future by expanding investments in reforestation across BC. Renewing our forests will create good year-round jobs, wellpaying summer jobs for BC students, and ensure the success of BC’s forest industry for the long term. Start the discussion!
Not started Manufacturing We will partner with manufacturers to develop a multi-year growth strategy to support the sector in meeting its staffing needs and to expand exports Start the discussion!
Not started Mining We will assess mining applications with an improved, properly resourced approvals process, to get to good decisions faster. Start the discussion!
Not started Mining We will establish a BC Mining Jobs Task Force, mandated to work with the mining industry and mining communities to make jobs secure and mines viable as commodity prices fluctuate. Start the discussion!
Not started Mining We will increase exploration and development activity with continued support of the mining flow-through share tax credit, the mineral exploration tax credit, and by removing the PST from electricity used in mining. Start the discussion!
Not started Mining We will increase industry safety, by establishing an independent oversight unit, and providing it with the resources to do its jobs thoroughly, effectively and in a timely way, increasing confidence in the sector. Start the discussion!
Not started Natural Resource Revenue Sharing We will undertake negotiations with northwest communities to ensure that benefits [Provincial Revenue] from future economic development stays in those communities. As requested by the alliance, we will initiate those negotiations by September 2017. Start the discussion!
Not started Poverty Reduction Increase the minimum wage to $15 Start the discussion!
Not started Poverty Reduction We'll develop and implement a comprehensive poverty reduction plan. Start the discussion!
Not started Poverty Reduction We will encourage and support assistance recipients as they re-enter the workforce by allowing them to keep an additional $200 a month in earnings exemptions Start the discussion!
In progress Poverty Reduction We will reduce the depth of poverty in BC by acting immediately to raise all income assistance and disability rates by $100 per month. Start the discussion!
Not started Resource Extraction & Manufacturing Revitalize BC’s forest industry and make BC a world leader in engineered wood products. Start the discussion!
Not started Resource Extraction & Manufacturing We will revitalize traditional industries like forestry and mining, and bring good jobs home. Start the discussion!
Not started Tech Sector Spark innovation and growth in BC’s tech sector right across the province, by hiring local software developers. Start the discussion!
Not started Tech Sector Spark innovation and growth in BC’s tech sector right across the province, by improving investment tax credits. Start the discussion!
Not started Tech Sector Spark innovation and growth in BC’s tech sector right across the province, by re-establishing the Innovative Clean Energy program cut by the BC Liberals. Start the discussion!
Not started Tech Sector We’ll provide incentives to create these [tech sector] and new economy jobs in BC’s interior and north. Start the discussion!
Not started Tech Sector We will appoint a Chief Talent Officer who will bring focus to government’s efforts to train, repatriate and recruit the talent necessary for our tech sector to grow. Start the discussion!
Not started Tech Sector We will streamline and simplify the many incentive programs and credits offered to the tech sector to better support smaller companies, without mountains of paperwork. Start the discussion!
Not started Trades & Workforce Development We will expand tech-sector co-op programs offered through BC’s colleges and universities. Start the discussion!
Not started Trades & Workforce Development We will mandate effective apprenticeship ratios on government-funded projects, so new roads, bridges, schools and hospitals are also creating skilled workers for the future Start the discussion!
Not started Trades & Workforce Development We will partner with First Nations to increase the number of skilled First Nations and mandate local hiring on government projects. Start the discussion!
Not started Trades & Workforce Development We will provide incentives to public sector employers to hire and train apprentices Start the discussion!
Not started Wood Product Manufacturing We will join with BC’s forest industry and research organizations, like FPInnovations, to expand efforts to market BC’s high quality wood products to the world. Start the discussion!
Not started Wood Product Manufacturing We will offer incentives to BC builders that use engineered wood products and to BC companies starting innovative wood manufacturing operations. Start the discussion!
In progress Wood Product Manufacturing We will stand up for BC wood products in softwood lumber negotiations with the United States and fight hard for a fair deal for BC that protects and creates jobs here in BC. Start the discussion!
Not started Wood Product Manufacturing We will support industry in evaluating and meeting building material safety tests for export markets, and in giving the global building industry confidence in these products. Start the discussion!
Not started Wood Product Manufacturing We will work with BC’s forest industry to find fair and lasting solutions that keep more logs in BC for processing. This will give BC mills of all sizes access to the logs they need to create good jobs and support BC communities, providing certainty and job security for forestry workers. Start the discussion!
Not started Climate Leadership All new money from carbon tax increases will be used to provide rebate cheques for families, and to investing in climate change solutions that create jobs, benefit communities and reduce climate pollution. Start the discussion!
Not started Climate Leadership We’ll reduce our carbon footprint with energy efficiency retrofits to public buildings. Start the discussion!
Not started Climate Leadership We’ll reduce our carbon footprint with energy efficiency retrofits to residential buildings. Start the discussion!
Not started Climate Leadership We will establish a target for carbon reduction in the transportation sector: 30% reduction by 2030 Start the discussion!
Not started Climate Leadership We will establish a target for industrial carbon emissions reductions: 30% reduction by 2030 Start the discussion!
Not started Climate Leadership We will phase in the federally mandated $50/tonne carbon price by 2022 over three years, starting in 2020. Start the discussion!
Not started Climate Leadership We will put BC on a path to meeting BC’s legislated 2050 greenhouse gas emission reduction target of 80 per cent below 2007 levels. Start the discussion!
Not started Climate Leadership We will reduce our [our province's] carbon impact. Start the discussion!
Not started Climate Leadership We will renew the Climate Leadership panel within our first 100 days Start the discussion!
Not started Climate Leadership We will set a carbon emissions reduction target for buildings and homes: 50% by 2030. Start the discussion!
Not started Climate Leadership Will set a new legislated 2030 reduction [carbon emissions] target of 40 per cent below 2007 levels. Start the discussion!
Not started Climate Leadership With PowerBC, we will look to renewable, modern energy sources for our future energy needs. We will bring investment in wind, solar and other clean energy projects back to BC, and ensure we are including communities in the benefits of these projects. Start the discussion!
Not started Energy Efficiency We will lower energy costs for British Colombians. Start the discussion!
Not started Environmental Assessments, Permitting & Tenures We will improve environmental assessments to provide certainty to project proponents, First Nations, and all British Columbians, faster Start the discussion!
Not started Environmental Assessments, Permitting & Tenures We will update our environmental assessment legislation and processes to ensure that they respect the legal rights of First Nations, and meet the public’s expectation of a strong, transparent process that results in the best outcomes as part of a made in BC assessment process. Start the discussion!
Not started Land Use Planning/Management In partnership with First Nations and communities, we will modernize land-use planning to effectively and sustainably manage BC’s ecosystems, rivers, lakes, watersheds, forests and old growth, while accounting for cumulative effects. We will take an evidence-based scientific approach and use the ecosystem-based management of the Great Bear Rainforest as a model. Start the discussion!
Not started Land Use Planning/Management We will expand the role of the BC Geological Survey (BCGS) and use GeoScience and BCGS data to inform land use planning initiatives in partnership with First Nations Start the discussion!
Not started Oceans, Fisheries & Aquaculture We will ensure that the salmon farming industry does not endanger wild salmon by implementing the recommendations of the Cohen Commission, keeping farm sites out of important salmon migration routes, and supporting research and transparent monitoring to minimize the risk of disease transfer from captive to wild fish. Start the discussion!
Not started Oceans, Fisheries & Aquaculture We will provide incentives to help the aquaculture industry transition to closed containment where possible. Start the discussion!
Not started Pesticide Regulation We will keep cancer-causing chemicals off of our lawns, and out of our parks, gardens and places where children play by banning cosmetic pesticides. Start the discussion!
Not started Pipelines & Tankers We will use every tool in our toolbox to stop the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline project from going ahead. Start the discussion!
Not started Recreation & Conservation Hire more conservation officers [criteria will be net increase in FTE for the duration of their mandate]. Start the discussion!
Not started Recreation & Conservation We will ban the grizzly bear trophy hunt. Start the discussion!
Not started Recreation & Conservation We will bring in an endangered species law. Start the discussion!
Not started Recreation & Conservation We will hire more park rangers [criteria will be net new FTE throughout their mandate]. Start the discussion!
Not started Recreation & Conservation We will make hunting permits (excluding grizzly bear) more fair for BC residents. Start the discussion!
Not started Recreation & Conservation We will put all funds from hunting licenses and tags into a dedicated fund for wildlife and habitat conservation Start the discussion!
Not started Recreation & Conservation We will put BC residents first in line for [Provincially Operated] campsite bookings. Start the discussion!
Not started Recreation & Conservation We will restore funding for BC parks [to pre-BC Liberal funding levels adjusted to inflation]. Start the discussion!
Not started Recreation & Conservation We will work with the federal government, South Okanagan communities, and local First Nations to create a plan to protect the large number of endangered species in that area, as the federal government develops a new national park. Start the discussion!
Not started Water Resources Management We will review the Water Sustainability Act to ensure that high volume water users are paying for access fairly, and that drinking water sources are protected. Start the discussion!
In progress BC Ferries Return the 100% seniors’ weekday discount [on all routes]. Start the discussion!
In progress BC Ferries Roll back ferry fares on small routes by 15% [Clarified by Claire Trevena that "small routes" includes Northern & Minor Routes] Start the discussion!
In progress BC Ferries We will freeze fares on major ferry routes [routes 1, 2, and 30] while we conduct a review of BC Ferries cost structure [note we interpret this as from the time they take power until the review is complete]. Start the discussion!
Not started BC Hydro Freeze BC Hydro rates Start the discussion!
Not started Gender Equity We will provide incentives to employers to increase the number of women in apprenticeships. Start the discussion!
Not started Homelessness We'll commit to reduce the homeless population through permanent housing and services as part of our action plan on housing. Start the discussion!
Not started Homelessness We will conduct a province-wide homeless count. Start the discussion!
Not started Homelessness We will ensure that initiatives in other areas such as mental health, social assistance, justice, safety, health, and more are tied into the [Homelessness] action plan. Start the discussion!
Not started Homelessness We will partner with the federal government, local municipalities, agencies and community groups to create an immediate homelessness action plan. Start the discussion!
Not started Housing Affordability An NDP government would broaden support for the Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters (SAFER) program, which provides eligible seniors living on low to moderate incomes with monthly cash payments to help them afford to continue renting their homes. Start the discussion!
Not started Housing Affordability In urban and suburban centers, we’ll build near transit hubs. And, instead of the BC Liberals’ land giveaways to their developer friends, we’ll use public land to build housing that British Columbians can afford. Start the discussion!
Not started Housing Affordability We’ll close the loopholes that let speculators dodge taxes and hide their identities. Start the discussion!
Not started Housing Affordability We’ll direct the revenue from the absentee speculators’ tax into a Housing Affordability Fund. This fund will support housing affordability initiatives for British Columbians. Start the discussion!
Not started Housing Affordability We’ll require them [property speculators] to pay their fair share of tax on their empty houses through a yearly two per cent absentee speculators’ tax. Start the discussion!
Not started Housing Affordability We will close the BC Liberals’ “fixed term lease” loophole and ensure controls on rent increases are enforced. Start the discussion!
Not started Housing Affordability We will establish an annual rental home credit of $400 for renters, including students. Start the discussion!
Not started Housing Affordability We will pass legislation requiring fair treatment during renovations and demolitions of rental properties. Start the discussion!
Not started Housing Affordability With federal government funding for co-op housing expiring, we won’t leave people in the lurch. We will reinvest in and support co-op housing. Start the discussion!
Not started ICBC Stop Christy Clark’s 42% increase in ICBC rates Start the discussion!
Not started Immigrants, Refugees, and Foreign Workers We will bring in a Temporary Foreign Worker registry similar to Manitoba’s to give government the information it needs to protect workers. Start the discussion!
Not started Immigrants, Refugees, and Foreign Workers We will create a Centre for Newcomers, similar to the one in Calgary, that will help coordinate and educate skilled newcomers in their fields Start the discussion!
Not started Immigrants, Refugees, and Foreign Workers We will end the collection of illegal recruitment fees from Temporary Foreign Workers by requiring recruiters and employers to register to recruit Temporary Foreign Workers, using legislation similar to the Manitoba “Worker Recruitment and Protection Act” and the Saskatchewan “Foreign Worker Recruitment and Immigration Services Act.” Start the discussion!
Not started Immigrants, Refugees, and Foreign Workers We will improve supports for refugees to ensure that they can build happy and successful new lives in our province. Start the discussion!
Not started Immigrants, Refugees, and Foreign Workers We will reverse Liberal cuts and restore funding to eliminate fees to Adult Basic Education and English language courses for immigrants. Start the discussion!
Not started Immigrants, Refugees, and Foreign Workers We will work with the federal government to increase BC’s quota under the Provincial Nominee Program and to increase the province’s control over the terms of qualification. Start the discussion!
Not started Persons with Disabilities We will end Christy Clark’s disability bus pass clawback, fully restoring the BC Bus Pass program for people with disabilities. Start the discussion!
Not started Persons with Disabilities We will work with TransLink and BC Transit to find long and lasting solutions to improve HandyDART service, reduce trip denials, and ensure that seniors and people with disabilities get the rides they need. Start the discussion!
Not started Post Secondary Affordability We’ll get new student housing built by removing unnecessary rules that prevent universities and colleges from building affordable student housing. Start the discussion!
Not started Post Secondary Affordability We'll introduce a new graduate student scholarship fund to encourage excellence in BC’s graduate programs. Start the discussion!
Not started Post Secondary Affordability We'll keep a cap on tuition fees at colleges and universities. Start the discussion!
Not started Post Secondary Affordability We will make all current and future BC student loans interest free. Start the discussion!
Not started Post Secondary Affordability We will provide a $1,000 completion grant for graduates of college, university and skilled trades programs. Start the discussion!
Not started Regulation of Professionals We will break down barriers to success by improving the processes used to assess and recognize the credentials of foreign-trained professionals. Start the discussion!
Not started Regulation of Professionals We will improve safety, quality and consumer protection by strengthening credentialing requirements, as we improve training. Start the discussion!
Not started Seniors A BC NDP government will develop an all-party Select Standing Committee on Seniors. This committee will be tasked with refreshing the Council on Aging and Seniors’ 2006 Report, making recommendations to the Legislature and monitoring and reporting on the implementation of those recommendations. Start the discussion!
Not started Taxis and Ride-sharing We will create a level playing field for all providers, and make sure you can find a safe ride when you need it, including after sporting matches, events and on special occasions, when demand is highest. Start the discussion!