Standing Up for North Island

MLA Report 24th July 2015

As most people reading this report will be aware, we were called back to the Legislature for a rare summer sitting. The purpose was for the government to expedite a bill on liquefied natural gas, which effectively sells out the province for the next quarter of a century. It is an abso
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End of Session MLA Report, 28th May 2015

This report marks the end of the spring session in the Legislature. The session left the perception it had been driven by a government bereft of ideas but desperate to stay in control. By contrast, the Official Opposition introduced a number of bills which would have strengthened our
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Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement

Claire recognized School District 84’s Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement  and spoke about how honoured she was to attend the event in Zeballos.
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MLA Report 14th May 2015

Tempers frayed more than usual at the Legislature this week. Once again it was because of a lack of answers from the government on a number of issues – from a massive overspend on an IT project for BC Hydro, to the failure of another expensive IT project in the Ministry of Health, to
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Claire reintroduced the Provincial Shipbuilding Act

The Provincial Shipbuilding Act would give preference to B.C. shipyards to build, refit and maintain ferries and other vessels used for public transit and for public service (such as police boats). We built many ferries in BC in the past and, if shipyards were able to work in consorti
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Shipbuilding Act good for B.C.’s economy

Legislation introduced today would nurture B.C.’s shipbuilding industry, benefit the province’s economy, and create jobs, say B.C.’s New Democrats. “The Provincial Shipbuilding Act would ensure that ferries, seabuses and any other vessels used by or for the public are built, maintaine
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MLA Report 7th May 2015

For any political watcher, and in fact for many Canadians, there is no question that there is just one political story this week – the stunning and unexpected victory of the NDP in Alberta, bringing to an end the 44 year reign of the Conservatives. There is a BC connection to the stor
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More retaining wall problems on Sea to Sky Hwy

Again in Question Period Claire raised concerns about the quality of work on the retaining walls on the $600m Sea to Sky highway.
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MLA Report 30th April 2015

Public healthcare and public education underpin our society. Investment in both is vital for us to develop a just and equitable society in which everyone can live their lives to the fullest. Unfortunately that’s not happening at the moment, so we, as Opposition, have been raising thes
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