Standing Up for North Island

MLA Report 10th April, 2014

One of the interesting aspects of being the official Opposition critic for transportation is that it enables me to reflect on similar needs for communities in what would appear to be very differing circumstances. For our province to have a healthy environment, economy, and social infr
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MLA Report 3rd April, 2014

The focus of our week at the Legislature in Victoria was affordability: the cost of living for most people skyrocketed between Monday and Tuesday, In Question Period, we challenged the government over the inflated increase in BC Hydro rates. They went up 9 percent on April 1st and wil
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MLA Report 27th March, 2014

The BC Liberals set the tone of the week in the Legislature by tabling back-to-work legislation in their attempt to end the strike at Port Metro Vancouver. While there was eventually a negotiated settlement, this heavy-handed approach is symptomatic of the attitude of this government
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Cutting A Lifeline

Watch Claire on This Week In BC’s programme – Cutting A Lifeline https://vimeo.com/89060061
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MLA Report 13th March, 2014

Ferries took central stage at the Legislature this week – both inside and outside the building. A large rally brought together Islanders and other residents of coastal communities, while inside during Question Period, I joined the Leader of the Opposition and other MLAs from coastal c
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MLA Report, 7th March 2014

There is little surprise that the BC Liberal budget passed second reading earlier this week. After two weeks in which we as opposition argued that it was not good for BC, the government used its majority and the support of the Green Party MLA to win the vote. The next stage in the bud
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New Horizons Care Facility

In the Legislature Claire spoke about care and respect for the residents and health care workers at the New Horizons Care Facility. The following link will take you to her speech: Residents And Health Care Workers At New Horizons Care Facility – Claire Trevena , MLA – Marc
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MLA Report 27th February, 2014

Much of the debate in the Legislature this week centred on the budget. That is normal the week after it is tabled, but the focus tightened after the premier’s extraordinary claim that there are no new taxes. She also said the budget was balanced “without raising taxes, borrowing
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MLA Report 20th February, 2014

It is interesting how quickly BC Liberal government promises are broken. A week ago we had the Throne Speech, with its skimpy and pessimistic Legislative agenda. It was followed this week by the Budget, which made no mention of how any of the proposals presented in the Throne Speech w
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