Standing Up for North Island

MLA Report, 15th Febraury, 2013

The Legislature is back in session after nine months and if the government’s Throne Speech is anything to go by, it is clear why the BC Liberals did not want to reconvene. In the Legislature they can be held accountable for their actions. The Throne Speech traditionally sets out a gov
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Claire’s Response to the Throne Speech

You can watch Claire’s response to the throne speech by clicking here: Throne Speech Debate – February 13, 2013 – Claire Trevena, MLA
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First Call Child and Advocacy Coalition 20th Anniversary – Claire’s 2 minute statement

For 20 years BC has been lucky to have an immensely active advocacy co-alition. First Call – out fighting for BC’s children and youth. And the need has never been greater. It is First Call that every year publishes the child poverty report card – showing the dismal state o
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MLA Report 25th January, 2013

In a couple of weeks we finally return to the Legislature in Victoria. It is almost nine months after we last sat. We do not expect to be there for much more than one month this time. This is democracy, BC style under the BC Liberals; a government that will try to do anything to avoid
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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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