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Website details government accomplishments

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

Premier Christy Clark promised that her government would focus on job creation, helping families get ahead and opening up government. In this legislative session, 19 bills were introduced.

“This document clearly demonstrates that the BC Liberal government has been working hard and getting things done for British Columbians,” said 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

The Legislature passed the Flathead Watershed Area Conservation Act,  Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Amendment Act, 2011, the Nurse Practitioners Statutes Amendment Act, 2011, the Greater Vancouver Transit Enhancement Act, the Teachers Act, Metal Dealers and Recyclers Act, and Family Law Act.

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