PETERS – Eby’s busy first week bolstered by unexpected surplus

(Image: Govt of B.C.)

WHEN DAVID EBY PROMISED to hit the ground running as soon as he gained the premier’s chair, he wasn’t messing around.

Eby has made a series of announcements this week that address some of the issues British Columbians say they are most concerned about.

On the day he was sworn in, Eby announced a direct $100 credit for BC Hydro customers — not exactly a game-changer but a nice nod toward the affordability issues we’re all feeling.

A few days later, Eby unveiled changes to bail provisions and launched response teams to directly tackle repeat offenders.

Then, he tweaked rules on stratas in order to open up more housing options.

Finally, Eby announced $230-million to boost RCMP staffing.

Now, Eby also invoked time allocation to move some of these measures through the B.C. Legislature.


James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.

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