VANCOUVER (September 17, 2021) – BC Liberal MLAs joined local elected officials to discuss the challenges facing B.C. communities during a roundtable they hosted at the Union of B.C. Municipalities (UBCM) convention that focused on how to grow the economy in a post-pandemic world.
“Local governments have an integral role to play in our province’s recovery in the post-pandemic world, and it starts with investment in our local communities,” said MLA Shirley Bond, Interim Leader of the Official Opposition. “We heard loud and clear that there needs to be a focus on housing, childcare, and access to education and skills training to lay the foundation for a strong economic recovery. To secure a strong post-pandemic future, we need to ensure British Columbians are provided with the tools they need to enter the workforce in their local communities.”
The roundtable, titled Moving Forward: Growing the Economy in a Post-Pandemic World, was hosted by Dan Ashton, MLA for Penticton, Mike Bernier, MLA for Peace River South, Greg Kyllo, MLA for Shuswap, Coralee Oakes, MLA for Cariboo North, and Todd Stone, MLA for Kamloops-South Thompson. The BC Liberal Caucus hosted two additional UBCM roundtables on Affordable, Livable, and Healthy Communities and Safe, Inclusive Communities earlier this week.