MLA Report 26 January 2015

The political sphere is again heating up as MPs head back to Ottawa and MLAs prepare for our return to Victoria. But even with the legislature adjourned, it has been a pretty busy winter season with the BC Liberals trying …

Year-end Review

As the year draws to a close it is an opportunity to assess the last 12 months and look forward to the coming year. There have been good moments for our communities but on the whole many people have faced …

MLA Report 27 November 2014

The fall session came to a raucous close this week with many questions unanswered about ministerial and government accountability, transparency and cover-ups by the BC Liberals. The focus for much of our final week was on trying to get some …

MLA Report 21 November 2014

It is just one year since the government announced brutal cuts to the ferry system, at the same time it said it would charge seniors, and let fares continue to rise well above the rate of inflation. And the anniversary …

Liberals gambling on future of B.C. Ferries

The Liberal government has announced deep cuts to ferry routes, a callous cut to seniors’ discounts and plans to raise extra cash through slot machines, once again showing they don’t understand the critical importance of B.C.’s ferry system, say New …

MLA Report 6th November, 2014

One of the highlights of the week in the Legislature was the Minister of Transportation’s extraordinarily rapid U-Turn on the future of the Nanaimo-Horseshoe Bay ferry run. If he’d been in a car, there would have been tire marks on …

MLA Report 30th October, 2014

As politicians we all have a duty to be accountable to our constituents and more generally to the people of the province. We should be able to account for our actions honestly and openly. Which is why I am always …

MLA Report 24th October, 2014

I write this as the shock at the shootings on Parliament Hill still reverberate around the country. Parliament and our provincial Legislatures are at the heart of our democratic system. They are the people’s houses, the place where ideas and …