British Columbia

1 year in, B.C. NDP has completed nearly two-thirds of its election promises

It's the one year anniversary of the NDP forming government in British Columbia and we've updated our promise tracker that charts how it's fulfilling its campaign promises.

80 platform pledges are complete, 18 remain unfulfilled, while two dozen more are still in progress

Premier Horgan takes the oath of office with Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon as he's sworn in as premier at Government House in Victoria on July 18, 2017. (Chad Hipolito/Canadian Press)

It's been exactly one year since the NDP formed government in B.C. — and the party has averaged around one completed promise every four to five days. 

Two months ago, CBC News published a story tracking every tangible pledge the NDP made in its election platform last year, finding that of the 122 promises made, 76 had either been passed into law or were on a clear path to happening. 

We've updated the tracker since then to include new areas the government has moved forward on, including lifting age restrictions on insulin pump coverage and moving forward on creating urgent care centres.

Now, the government has completed, or is on a clear path to completing, 80 of its promises. Another 18 are unfulfilled, including freezing BC Hydro rates and creating a $400 yearly rebate for renters. 

You can view a detailed spreadsheet of its promises here

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