Standing Up for North Island

MLA Report, 17th February, 2017

The Legislature resumed this week with pomp, ceremony and politics. The Lieutenant Governor was greeted with a military display before laying out the government’s agenda for the next five weeks – and, with an election coming in May, one assumes for the next four years — in the T
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MLA Report, 8th February, 2017

Next week we return to the Legislature for the final session before the provincial election in May. B.C.’s government is highly self-promoting and I fully anticipate the coming five weeks will be more about campaigning than about good governance. We already see public money being spen
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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 Kinder Morgan pipeline providing a depressing finale. If we had been in Victoria
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Trevena continues pushing for 21st century level of connectivity for all North Island

When it comes to access to true high speed, broadband internet, not all things are equal across the North Island. Many rural communities face slower speeds than their urban counterparts and some even lack service altogether. “I am continuing my campaign to ensure that households and b
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Trevena Challenges Two-Tier Hydro Rates

North Island residents are being disproportionally affected by BC Hydro’s two-tier billing, according to MLA Claire Trevena. “Under the BC Liberals the cost of hydro has skyrocketed, but many people in this constituency have no choice but to turn to electricity. Combine that with home
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MLA Report, 14th October, 2016

As many people know, the BC Liberals instituted fixed elections every four years and, at the same time, also set dates when the Legislature must sit. We’re mandated to sit for two months every fall. But, ignoring their own legislation, the government has once again decided that the pa
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Community Consultation Meetings

Claire is hosting a series of community consultation meetings and welcomes you to join her. Port McNeill: Tuesday, October 18th from 7 pm to 8:30 pm at the Black Bear Resort Meeting Room. Port Alice: Wednesday, October 19th from 3 pm to 4:30 pm at the Port Alice Community Centre Board
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MLA Report 23rd September, 2016

Fall is clearly upon us, but as is usually the case in BC politics, there is no autumn session of the Legislature. Each time the Premier, Christy Clark, cancels a session saying we have no need to meet she undermines our democratic system. It is extraordinarily arrogant of her to thin
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NDP slams ferry affordability as B.C. Ferries AGM gets under way

Christy Clark’s B.C. Liberal government has made ferries unaffordable for coastal British Columbians, said New Democrat spokesperson on ferries Claire Trevena. “British Columbians are being squeezed by the Christy Clark government every which way they turn. The B.C. Ferries annual rep
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