MLA Report 15th April, 2016

The lack of a government agenda, or any vision from Premier Christy Clark, was magnificently apparent this week. We spent more than a day of the limited legislative calendar debating a topic that is firmly in the Federal realm: the …

Safe refueling procedures for BC ferries

Claire asked the Minister of Transportation about plans to refuel the Polish-built LNG ferries onboard the vessels.  This is not done anywhere else in the world for safety reasons but BC Ferries is asking Transport Canada for a variance in …

MLA Report, 8th April 2016

This has been a week in which some of politics’ dirty secrets have been laid bare: the fundraising tactics used by Premier Christy Clark and her inner council. While other jurisdictions have been embarrassed into changing the laws governing fundraising …

MLA Report, 18th March 2016

Public education was at the heart of much of the discussion this week in the Legislature. It is not only Campbell River and other North Island communities that are facing tough decisions about school closures. Across the province, school districts …

MLA Report, 11th March 2016

People often repeat the line that “it is Question Period but not answer period” to shrug off the fact that Christy Clark and the BC Liberals don’t answer our questions in the Legislature. However, in a healthy democracy there has …

MLA Report 4th March, 2016

Cuts — whether to transit passes for the disabled, to education or to environmental oversight – all are a result of government priorities. Unfortunately, the BC Liberals priorities often are not in the best interest of many people in BC …

MLA Report 26th February, 2016

When teachers bring their students to the Legislature they and their students are often dismayed by the behaviour of MLAs in Question Period. Saying the atmosphere is boisterous would imply it is good natured but often the heckling is loud …