Standing Up for North Island

New Democrats would end taxpayer-funded partisan ads, says Trevena

While the B.C. Liberals continue to waste $15 million of taxpayers’ money on partisan political advertisements, the New Democrats have committed to end the practice so that valuable tax dollars can go towards real public priorities in communities like Campbell River. New Democra
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MLA Report 3rd December, 2012

It is hard to believe that we are already in December; like so many others I am wondering where the year went. With just 48 days in the Legislature this year, I’ve been able to spend a lot of time in the constituency and on my opposition role as critic for the Minister of Children and
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MLA Report, 5th November 2012

The autumn weather is gaining in force and intensity and so is the opposition to the Northern Gateway Pipeline. The turnout for the anti-pipeline rally in Victoria was huge. The BC Liberals may try to silence the democratic process by refusing to reconvene the legislature but the rall
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B.C. Liberals’ mismanagement of ferry system making life less affordable for British Columbians

British Columbians living in coastal communities deserve a ferry system that is affordable and treated as an integral part of the province’s transportation system, say New Democrats. “The B.C. Liberals have mishandled the ferry system throughout their term in office, and t
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MLA Report, 23rd September, 2012

Imagine a stunningly beautiful place with abundant natural resources that are exported offshore at an unsustainable rate. Imagine a place where one out of every four children is not ready to enter school. Imagine a place where once kids do get to school many of them are going there hu
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Claire’s letter to Minister Cadieux, Minister of Children and Family Development

The Honourable Stephanie Cadieux Minister of Children and Family Development Room 236 Parliament Buildings Victoria, BC, V8V 1X4 Dear Minister Cadieux, I wish to congratulate you on your appointment as the new minister for Children and Family Development. I look forward to working wit
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MLA Report 16th July, 2012

Summer is here at last and hopefully that’s good news for our busy tourism sector in the North Island. I know that the ridiculously high ferry fares have had an impact on some businesses. The season is short and there is a great deal of economic and emotional investment on both the bu
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MLA Report 1st June, 2012

Once again the legislative session concluded with closure: another appalling mockery of the democratic process. Instead of allowing for reasoned debate, scrutiny and public input of bills, the government pushed through 17 pieces of legislation in just hours – from approval for t
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MLA Report 18th May, 2012

Sadly, once again the government has circumvented the democratic process in its effort to force through a significant amount of legislation with little scrutiny. We have four days remaining in this legislative session and still 20 bills to be analysed and debated. We in the Official O
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