Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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NAT116 - (Throne-Speech-BC) VICTORIA. x-20s. B-C's New Democrats say they're moving to create more safe, affordable childcare spaces for families across the province. Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon (gee-SHON') read the government's plans laid out in the throne speech today. ("..the workforce.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: The speech says the government will move to convert unlicensed child care spaces to regulated, licensed care, and dramatically increase training for early childhood educators.

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NAT117 - (Throne-Speech-BC) VICTORIA. x-15s. The B-C government's speech from the throne outlines priorities to make life more affordable for residents, including historic investments in housing and child care. Lieutenant-Governor Judith Guichon (gee-SHON') read the speech. There was no mention of the battle between B-C and Alberta over the expansion of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline, but the government does say the potential for a pipeline spill poses a great risk to B-C's economy and the environment. ("..bitumen spills.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: The speech says the government plans to consult with industry, local government, the public and First Nations for a path forward.

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NAT118 - (Throne-Speech) VICTORIA. x-21s. B-C's New Democrats are promising to tackle housing affordability in the newest legislative session. Premier John Horgan says today's throne speech shows that his government will move to stabilize out-of-control rental and real estate markets across the province. ("..they can afford.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: Horgan says the government also plans to introduce legislation to crack down on tax fraud, tax evasion and money laundering in the real estate market.

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NAT119 - (Spill-Restriction-BC) VICTORIA. x-16s. Premier John Horgan says he wants to lower the temperature in the dispute between B-C and Alberta over the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline. …

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