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MLA Report March 2018

It has been a busy late winter at the Legislature: five weeks in which we have tabled a budget which will make life more affordable for tens of thousands of British Columbians as well as starting to deal with a …

MLA Report October 10 2017

There is a different atmosphere in the Legislature these days as our new government starts making changes that will help to build a better BC. Unfortunately, there is one new negative element: with the roles reversed and the BC Liberals …

MLA Report, 29th June, 2017

It was, without question, an historic week in the BC Legislature. It started with throwing out government legislation and ended with the government’s demise. With fewer members than the BC NDP and the BC Green Party together, the BC Liberals …

MLA Report, 22nd June, 2017

Almost seven weeks after the election, the Legislature finally returned for the Throne Speech and the next stage of an engaging time in BC politics. (It is interesting to note that in Britain this month the House of Commons resumed …

MLA Report, 16th March, 2017

The last week in the Legislature ahead of May’s election was always likely to be raucous and that was indeed the case. The Opposition loudly demanding answers to questions, which went unanswered, the government members yelling to defend the BC …

MLA Report, 10th March, 2017

Debate in the Legislature has continued on the few pieces of legislation the BC Liberals have brought forward this spring. As I have mentioned in previous reports there is nothing of great significance although there is a cynical and manipulative …

MLA Report, 3rd March 2017

This week we voted on the BC Liberals pre-election budget. After two weeks of debate about how Christy Clark hopes everyone will forget the last 16 years, we in the Opposition stood to vote against their budget. The normal and …

MLA Report, 24th February, 2017

This week was the centrepiece for the BC Liberals of the short pre-election session with the tabling of their budget. Not surprisingly it is designed to encourage people to forget the last 16 years. That however is unlikely. Their “big …

MLA Report, December 5th, 2016

It is hard to believe that the year is drawing to a close. And even though we have not been sitting in the BC Legislature it has been a politically packed 2016, with the likely BC Liberal approval of the …