Covid-19 Townhalls – Ongoing Results

Between April and July 2020, British Columbians were able to join MLAs and health authority representatives to answer COVID-19 questions at various townhalls on several topics.

If you missed the townhalls, you can still watch them on the Province of B.C.’s YouTube channel or using the links to the specific regions and topics below.


Engagement Timeframe

April 17, 2020 – July 13, 2020.


Townhalls: BC’s Restart Plan/Building BC’s Recovery Back Together

Monday, July 13, 2020: Supporting Small Businesses
Hosts and Participants: Michelle Mungall Minister of Jobs, Economic Development, and Competitiveness, Tom Conway CEO of Small Business B.C. and Jinny Sims MLA Surrey-Panorama

Thursday, June 25, 2020: Building BC’s Recovery Back Together
Hosts and Participants: Carole James, Minister of Finance, Bob D’Eith, Chair of Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services and MLA for Maple Ridge-Mission and Bowinn Ma, Parliamentary Secretary for Translink and MLA for North Vancouver-Lonsdale

Friday, June 12: Anti-Racism in BC
Hosts and participants: Minister Anne Kang, Parliamentary Secretary Ravi Kahlon, and Multicultural Advisory Council members Patricia Barkaskas and Dr. Ismaël Traoré.

Wednesday, June 3: BC’s Food Supply
Hosts and participants: Lana Popham, Minister of Agriculture, Chef Ned Bell, and Parm Bains of Westberry Farms

Wednesday, May 27: Child Care
Participants and host: Minister Katrina Chen, Minister of State for Child Care, Dr. Trevor Corneil, Medical Lead, Office of the Provincial Health Officer, Jinny Simms, MLA for Surrey-Panorama

Thursday, May 21: Workplace Safety
Participants and Host: Minister Harry Bains, Al Johnson, Vice President of Prevention Services – WorkSafeBC and Janet Routledge, MLA for Burnaby North

Wednesday, May 20:  K-12 Education
Hosts and participants: Minister Rob Fleming, Stephanie Higginson, President of British Columbia School Trustees Association, Dr. Trevor Corneil, Medical Lead, Office of the Provincial Health Officer, Ravi Kahlon, MLA for Delta North

Monday, May 11: the Restart Plan and the Surgical Renewal Plan 
Hosts and participants: Minister Adrian Dix, Dr. Bonnie Henry, Norm Letnick, MLA for Kelowna-Lake Country

Friday, May 8: the Restart Plan
Hosts and participants: Premier John Horgan, Minister of Finance Carole James and Bowinn Ma, MLA for North Vancouver – Lonsdale


Regional Townhalls: June

Monday, June 1: Interior Health
Hosts and Participants: Susan Brown, CEO Interior Health, Sue Pollock, Acting Chief Medical Health Officer, MLA Katrine Conroy and MLA Doug Clovechok


Regional Townhalls: May 

Thursday, May 28: Northern Health
Hosts and Participants: NHA CEO Cathy Ulrich, Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Raina Fumerton, MLA Jennifer Rice, MLA Coralee Oakes

Monday, May 25: Vancouver Coastal Health
Hosts and participants:  VCHA CEO Mary Ackenhusen, Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Patricia Daly, MLA George Chow, MLA Teresa Wat

Friday, May 22: Fraser Health
Hosts and participants: FHA CEO Dr. Victoria Lee, Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Martin Lavoie, MLA Bob D’Eith, MLA Joan Isaacs

Tuesday, May 19: Island Health 
Hosts and participants: Kathy MacNeil and Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Richard Stanwick, MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard, MLA Norm Letnick, Opposition Health Critic


Regional Townhalls: April

Thursday, April 23: Interior Health
Hosts and participants: Katrine Conroy, MLA, Norm Letnick, MLA, Dr. Sue Pollock, MHO, Susan Brown, CEO

Wednesday, April 22: Northern Health
Hosts and participants: Doug Donaldson, MLA, Mike Bernier, MLA, Cathy Ulrich, CEO, Dr. Raina Fumerton, MHO

Tuesday, April 21: Island Health
Hosts and participants: Mitzi Dean, MLA, Sonia Furstenau, MLA, Kathy MacNeil, CEO, Dr. Richard Stanwick, MHO

Monday, April 20: Fraser Health
Hosts and participants: Rachna Singh, MLA, John Martin, MLA, Dr Victoria Lee, CEO, Dr. Martin Lavoie, MHO

Friday, April 17: Vancouver Coastal Health
Hosts and participants: Bowinn Ma, MLA, John Yap, MLA, Mary Ackenhusen, CEO, Dr. Patricia Daly, MHO


Input leads to action:

These townhalls are being held as part of government’s priority to keep British Columbians safe and informed about the COVID-19 pandemic.