Standing Up for North Island

Statement on Carihi School Forestry Class

In the legislature Claire talked about the innovative forestry class at Carihi, and shared the enthusiasm of the students and the teachers for their class.
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More Ferry Funding Questions

The Atlantic provinces get a disproportionate amount of federal money for their ferry service relative to the West Coast. Claire asked the Minister about this in Question Period .
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MLA Report 26th February 2015

MLA 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 increases in fees. The top 2 percent of income earners receive a tax b
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Claire questions the Minister of Transportation

In Question Period Claire challenged the Minister of Transportation about the fact that rising ferry fares have pushed ridership on BC Ferries to its lowest levels for a quarter of a century.
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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 an election at which time it sets out its course for t
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Call for improved communications from north island MLA

Improvements in communications are vital for the economic and social health of our communities as well as for safety, according to North Island MLA Claire Trevena. She is urging both Telus and the Ministry of Technology and Citizen Services to step up and ensure north island communiti
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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 to use the distraction of the holidays to announce some major c
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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 ongoing struggles while the BC Liberal government ignored the real needs of our
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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 clarity on who knew what and when in two maj
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