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Premier Horgan will Address Delegates at the Economic Summit

BC Premier John Horgan will Address Delegates at the Economic Summit

The Vancouver Island Economic Alliance is pleased to announce that Premier Horgan will speak at the 15th annual ‘State of the Island’ Economic Summit at 3:30pm, Wednesday, October 27th.

As Premier of British Columbia since 2017, John Horgan’s leadership is rooted in a strong sense of family and community.

Under his leadership, the B.C. government is working to keep people healthy, safe and secure through the pandemic and build a strong economic recovery that works for everyone. This includes delivering better health care for you and your family, making life more affordable, and creating good jobs and livelihoods in a clean energy future.

Premier Horgan is a proud husband and father of two, and has lived in Langford, on Vancouver Island, for over 25 years. He has been re-elected four times as MLA since 2005 and represents the riding of Langford-Juan de Fuca. He became leader of the BC NDP in 2014 and was sworn in as Premier of British Columbia on July 18, 2017.

Premier John Horgan and the B.C. government are investing in the people of British Columbia to build a strong, sustainable economy, deliver the services people count on, and make life better and more affordable for everyone in B.C.
Thanks to Vancouver Island University for sponsoring this keynote session.


Keynote Presentation – Doughnut Economics: From a Radical Idea into Transformative Action


Carlota Sanz, Co-founder of the Doughnut Economics Action Lab (DEAL) and DEAL’s Strategic Lead will present the vision of Doughnut Economics and how it’s being turned into transformative action to create ecologically safe and socially just cities and places around the world.

Doughnut Economics proposes an economic mindset that’s fit for the 21st century context and challenges. It’s not a set of policies and institutions, but rather a way of thinking that brings about the regenerative and distributive dynamics that this century calls for. Drawing on insights from diverse schools of economic thought – including ecological, feminist, institutional, behavioural and complexity economics.

The City of Nanaimo, first City in Canada to adopt the Doughnut Strategy for its economic development, is sponsoring this session.

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