MLA Report 19th February, 2016

The budget presented by the BC Liberals this year showed just what drives a Christy Clark government: fantasy The Premier promised what she called a Prosperity Fund just ahead of the last election. It was to be made up with …

MLA Report 12th February, 2016

The Legislature is back in session. MLAs gathered in Victoria this week ready for a very political few months. I am also getting back into work after undergoing open heart surgery near the end of last year. With an election …

MLA Report 17th November 2015

The fall Legislative session is coming to a close. It has been two months where there has been little innovative legislation, but the time back in the Legislature has given us, as Opposition, the opportunity of a daily question period. …

MLA Report 30th October 2015

This week Canadian journalist Mohammed Fahmy who had been in prison in Egypt for more than 400 days, wrongly accused of terrorism visited the Legislature. It was extremely interesting to hear how he survived, how important it was for him …

MLA Report 23 October 2015

This has been an intense week for any watcher of politics and I believe for most Canadians. I am very pleased that federally, the North Island once again has a NDP MP. Rachel Blaney is engaged, inclusive and passionate about …

MLA Report 08 Oct 2015

It has been a shameful week in the Legislature. Day after day, Christy Clark and her Minister for Children and Family Development refused to answer our questions about the tragic deaths of young people who had been in the care …

MLA Report 02 October 2015

The Legislature is back in session for the fall, with two months of debate ahead of us. Sadly we have fallen quickly back into routine with us, the official Opposition, challenging the government while they play politics. We are faced …

MLA Report 24th July 2015

As most people reading this report will be aware, we were called back to the Legislature for a rare summer sitting. The purpose was for the government to expedite a bill on liquefied natural gas, which effectively sells out the …

End of Session MLA Report, 28th May 2015

This report marks the end of the spring session in the Legislature. The session left the perception it had been driven by a government bereft of ideas but desperate to stay in control. By contrast, the Official Opposition introduced a …