VICTORIA – To recap the large number of key accomplishments since the Legislative Assembly rose in June, the B.C. Liberal Government caucus has released the “Change That Works For You” website.

Visit http://www.changethatworksforyou.ca to view a detailed summary of government achievements to create jobs, support families, and open government.

Premier Christy Clark promised her government would focus on job creation, helping families get ahead and opening up government. This legislative session a total of 19 bills were introduced.

“This document clearly demonstrates that the BC Liberal Government has been working hard and getting things done for British Columbians,” says BC Liberal House Leader Rich Coleman. “From the successful Asia trade mission to the Family Law Act, our government is making the changes that British Columbians asked for and our plan is working.”

Key achievements for the Fraser Valley:
• $353 million for new schools or school expansions, including two new schools for Langley
• Opening Cedar Ridge, a $2.7 million 20-bed mental health facility in Chilliwack
• $8 million for Alouette Heights, a 45 unit supportive housing development in Maple Ridge
• $2.3 million to expand broadband Internet access to over 60 rural B.C. communities
• Launching Canada Starts Here: the BC Jobs Plan
• Supporting a successful Seaspan bid for a three-decade shipbuilding contract
• Reforming Family Law to put the child’s interest at the centre of any dispute resolution
• Introducing legislation to create an Auditor General for Local Government

Key Legislative accomplishments:
• PASSED: Flathead Watershed Area Conservation Act
• PASSED: Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Amendment Act, 2011
• PASSED: Nurse Practitioners Statutes Amendment Act, 2011
• PASSED: Greater Vancouver Transit Enhancement Act
• PASSED: Teachers Act
• PASSED: Metal Dealers and Recyclers Act
• PASSED: Family Law Act

Other Private Members Bills moving forward:
• MLA Moira Stilwell: Concussions in Youth Sport Safety Act
• MLA John Rustad: Workers’ Dues Transparency and Rights Act
• MLA Norm Letnick: Emergency Intervention Disclosure Act

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