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New focus: BC liaison to Washington State

Tuesday December 15, 2020 | VICTORIA, BC

by Mary P Brooke, editor | Island Social Trends

A new position has been created to grease the wheels between British Columbia and Washington State to the south of this province, in the USA.

“I am proud to name Rick Glumac, MLA for Port Moody-Coquitlam, as Premier’s Liaison for the State of Washington,” said BC Premier John Horgan today in a statement.

Rick Glumac, MLA
Rick Glumac, MLA has been appointed as the first-ever BC liaison with Washington State.

“Following his successful leadership role in the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region, Glumac is tasked with ensuring our government remains engaged on important cross-border issues, like the Cascadia Innovation Corridor and the prospect of high-speed rail between our jurisdictions.”

“As we move into the next phase of this pandemic with the arrival of vaccines, we are able to start reviewing measures we can take to restore cross-border traffic and trade when conditions permit,” said Horgan.

Glumac is also expected to make efforts to encourage co-operation within the Cascadia jurisdictions (Washingston State, Oregon and California) to move toward ending annual daylight time changes as the opportunity arises.

The daylight savings time issue was of a higher priority before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, but with today’s announcement it is clear that Premier Horgan wishes to still make progress on streamlining the west coast region into one permanent time zone.

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