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Throne speech highlights health and education

Throne speech highlights health and education
Last Updated Feb 8 2005 03:14 PM PST
CBC News
VICTORIA The B.C. Liberal government is promising to help make British Columbians the healthiest and best-educated people in North America.

In Tuesday's Speech from the Throne, the Liberals spelled out plans for Act Now a program to promote physical fitness and healthy living.

It would encourage more people to be physically active, reduce the number who are overweight, cut down smoking and encourage more people to eat fruit and vegetables.

The government also says it wants to make B.C. the best educated and most literate place in North America. To that end, it promises to link future tuition fee increases to inflation and to make it easier for students to get loans.