Standing Up for North Island

Campbell River Community Builders

A community depends on the commitment of people who live and work there. Claire told the Legislature about the latest six recipients of Campbell River’s Community Builders honours.
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MLA Report 15th April, 2016

The lack of a government agenda, or any vision from Premier Christy Clark, was magnificently apparent this week. We spent more than a day of the limited legislative calendar debating a topic that is firmly in the Federal realm: the trade deal, the Trans Pacific Partnership. The Federa
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Safe refueling procedures for BC ferries

Claire asked the Minister of Transportation about plans to refuel the Polish-built LNG ferries onboard the vessels.  This is not done anywhere else in the world for safety reasons but BC Ferries is asking Transport Canada for a variance in the regulations to allow it to use this risky
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Questions on downloading costs onto school districts

Claire asked about the impact of that downloading on School District 72, which has led to two elementary schools in the district being closed
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Replacing Massey Tunnel with a bridge – costs

Claire spoke about the folly of the project, with no consultation and no business plan.
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MLA Report, 8th April 2016

This has been a week in which some of politics’ dirty secrets have been laid bare: the fundraising tactics used by Premier Christy Clark and her inner council. While other jurisdictions have been embarrassed into changing the laws governing fundraising for politics, BC’s premier has s
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Campbell River Walk Away from Racism

Claire spoke about Campbell River’s 20th Walk Away from Racism, a wonderful event which shows the inclusive nature of the city.
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Myra Falls Mine and Quinsam Coal Mine

Claire asked a number of questions of the Minister of Energy and Mines about environmental safety at Myra Falls and Quinsam coal mines in light of their shutdowns
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Bill 15, the Protected Areas of British Columbia Amendment Act

Claire spoke in favour of this bill  but underlined the need to back this, and other fine statements about parks, with money and about the need to look at the ecosystem as a whole.
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