Thank you for staying home, staying safe, and doing your part to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Between April 17 and April 23, 2020, British Columbians were able to join MLAs and health authority representatives to answer COVID-19 questions at five virtual regional townhalls.
A new series of virtual townhalls on BC’s Restart Plan kicked-off on Friday, May 8, with Premier John Horgan and Minister of Finance Carole James.
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.
April 17, 2020 – Ongoing
Townhalls: BC’s Restart Plan/Building BC’s Recovery Back Together
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.