MLA Report 14th May 2015

Tempers frayed more than usual at the Legislature this week. Once again it was because of a lack of answers from the government on a number of issues – from a massive overspend on an IT project for BC Hydro, …

MLA Report 7th May 2015

For any political watcher, and in fact for many Canadians, there is no question that there is just one political story this week – the stunning and unexpected victory of the NDP in Alberta, bringing to an end the 44 …

MLA Report 30th April 2015

Public healthcare and public education underpin our society. Investment in both is vital for us to develop a just and equitable society in which everyone can live their lives to the fullest. Unfortunately that’s not happening at the moment, so …

MLA Report 27th March, 2015

Hubris is perhaps the word of the week at the BC legislature as the government refuses to accept responsibility for major mistakes committed under its watch – the failure of the Auditor General for Local Government and the collapse of …

MLA Report 26th February 2015

LA Report The week in the Legislature was primarily taken up with debate about the BC Liberal budget. It is, in the main, a budget that gives to the rich through tax cuts, and takes away from everyone else through …

Liberal transportation plan is no plan at all

The B.C. Liberals’ so-called 10-year transportation plan is little more than a collection of nice pictures, vague comments and fact boxes, say the New Democrats. “Only a Christy Clark government would call this a plan,” said Claire Trevena, New Democrat …

MLA Report 13th March 2015

MLA report For a government that boasts that it is economic and fiscally competent and efficient, this week has shown the chaos that really exists after 14 years of a BC Liberal government. Whether it is the disarray in the …

MLA Report 5th March 2015

A government that has been in office for 14 years tends towards arrogance, perhaps none more so than the BC Liberals. Their attitude in the Legislature this week was one of contempt. As so often it happened during the Question …

MLA Report 13th February 2015

The Legislature has started its spring session with the pomp and ceremony of the Throne Speech. We have seen three such speeches within the last 12 months which is very unusual. A government normally only has a Throne Speech after …